WHO WE ARE
We are a local legal firm with expertise in personal injury. Our firm serves clients throughout New Mexico. Prince, Schmidt, Baca & Woods, LLP is privileged to represent our fellow New Mexicans who live in and around Santa Fe, Espanola, Chimayo, Cordova, Truchas, Penasco, Taos, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Questa, Mora, Raton, Villanueva and surrounding areas.
Prince, Schmidt, Baca & Woods, LLP has been serving New Mexico since 1954. Bert Prince, a native New Mexican, founded the firm shortly after World War II. Though his great-grandfather, L. Bradford Prince, was the 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1889 to 1893), Bert was born into relatively modest means on a cattle and fruit ranch near Espanola. He worked his way through college supporting himself as a furnace stoker. Over the years, he rose to distinguish himself as one of the best criminal attorneys in New Mexico. It seemed that everyone in Northern New Mexico knew Bert and considered themselves to be his good friend because of the warm and sincere way he treated them.
In 1975 Steve Schmidt joined the firm. He was the first Public Defender in the State of New Mexico and practiced with Bert, trying many jury cases with him until 1980. After Bert retired, Steve took over the firm, and continued to represent clients in Northern New Mexico. Bert Prince’s memory and spirit survive through the passion our firm has for helping our fellow New Mexicans.