Judy Durzo earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1985. Over the years, her practice has included civil rights, torts and business litigation, mediation and arbitration, medical/legal hearings, employment hearings and nonprofit corporations. She has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience as a board member, founder, organizer, incorporator and advisor.
Judy has been involved with several animal and environmental nonprofits. She was a founding board member of the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, Grand Circle Field School, which partnered with the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management to provide education in the field on the public lands of the Colorado Plateau in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, Cause for Paws, which provides funding for emergency veterinary care and New Mexico’s Hair to Help, a coalition of New Mexico nonprofits that assisted wildlife and domestic animal victims of the BP Gulf Coast oil disaster. She has served as an officer on the boards of directors of Grand Canyon Association, Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico and New Mexico Zoological Society.
Judy Durzo’s practice now focuses on the various aspects of animal law, from dog bites to animal rights to pet trusts. She offers mediation or arbitration of any animal issues. Because she strongly believes in community service, Judy offers reasonably priced assistance to nonprofit organizations from formation to obtaining 501(c)3 status to providing general counsel.