Paola Jaime Saenz

Senior Associate

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Paola Jaime Saenz

Senior Associate

Paola is a member of Fortis’ litigation team. She has experience defending clients in complex and commercial litigation, general litigation, and health law. Paola is capable of leading all stages of the civil litigation process, from pre-litigation strategy to settlement and trial. Paola has practiced in both state and federal court and enjoys advising clients on litigation process and strategy.

Before joining Fortis, Paola spent several years in the litigation department at a civil defense law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also worked as a full-time legal intern for the U.S. E.E.O.C. Appellate Division in Washington, D.C. As a law student, Paola served as a judicial extern for The Honorable James O. Browning, a U.S. District Judge in Albuquerque, and was a Manuscript Editor for the New Mexico Law Review. Paola was named Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation and Health Law in 2023.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Health Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico


  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – University of New Mexico School of Law
    • New Mexico Law Review, Manuscript Editor
    • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (Awarded First Place Brief, Brooklyn Regional)
    • Clinical Honors Award: Child and Family Justice Clinic
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science – University of New Mexico

Professional Affiliations

  • New Mexico Immigrant Law Center: Certificate of Recognition for Volunteer Work (2021 & 2022)
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association: Member of Board of Directors (2018-2021)

Honors & Awards

  • Named U.S. News Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation & Health Law, 2023

Community Activities & Personal Interests

Outside of work, Paola enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with her family. She has also devoted many pro bono hours to representing immigrant parents and caregivers in family court guardianship and custody proceedings as a New Mexico Immigrant Law Center volunteer attorney.

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