Clients would describe Rebecca as a calm but tough attorney who does not shy away from helping clients make hard decisions. Clients trust her to not only be a strong advocate, but to make an honest evaluation of the case and its solutions. Family law can leave people feeling frustrated and overwhelmed – Rebecca uses an experienced eye to see a path through the weeds they could not see on their own.
A born-and-raised New Mexican, Rebecca had a brief stay in Gainesville, Florida, to earn her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. Rebecca quickly learned that humidity did not agree with her, and come to think of it neither did a career in public relations. She returned to the Land of Enchantment and earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Rebecca gained real-world experience immediately as a law clerk in a family law firm for two years during law school and participating in the School of Law’s Community Lawyering Legal Clinic. Upon graduating, she joined a family law firm as a full-time associate.
After several years at other firms, Rebecca made the move to solo practice. In her own firm, Rebecca was able to cut costs and get rid of many common attorney practices that do not benefit clients. Rebecca sees a great need for family law attorneys in New Mexico and realizes that need is often unmet because of rising attorney costs. Rebecca hopes that her practice will give families access to affordable representation and justice in court. Rebecca also offers knowledge and experience for military members and their spouses. With a husband and multiple family members in the military, Rebecca understands the specific needs military families have when it comes to family law, whether it is custody with a deployed parent or dividing a military retirement.
Rebecca is often asked how she handles a practice area like family law. Rebecca unwinds by embracing all that New Mexico has to offer. She has often been told she missed her calling in the tourism department, whether it is enjoying the many festivals, weekends in Taos or Carlsbad, or camping and hiking at Chaco, Jemez, or Bandelier. When staying indoors, Rebecca enjoys creating elaborate baked goods and a good movie after the kids are asleep (My Cousin Vinny is a classic favorite for attorneys, but all-time favorite may have to be The Princess Bride).
As a native New Mexican, giving back to the community is important to Rebecca’s definition of a successful business. Rebecca volunteers at several legal clinics throughout the year to offer free consultations to those who cannot afford an attorney, including the Veteran’s Legal Clinic offered four times a year and the annual Law-La-Palooza legal fair. Rebecca participates every year in the Peter Johnston Settlement Day at Second District Court to mediate divorce and custody agreements for low-income cases. In addition to donating to local causes such as the Albuquerque Biopark Run for the Zoo (you can find her with the enthusiastic walkers), New Mexico Veteran’s Art, and the Children’s Law Section Art Contest for youth touched by the juvenile justice system, Mulcahy Law Firm also donates 5% of its net annual profit to a local non-profit organization.
Rebecca’s community would not be complete without her fellow attorneys. Rebecca has found great satisfaction from her position as Co-Chair of the Committee for Women in the Legal Profession, and has used this role to support her colleagues and break down barriers women face in the workplace and in the courtroom. Rebecca’s legal memberships also include the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, Military Spouse J.D. Network, and alum of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity after serving as president of the UNM School of Law chapter for two years.
Ms. Mulcahy’s legal memberships and associations include:
- New Mexico State Bar
- Co-Chair for Committee on Women and the Legal Profession (2018-2019 Term)
- Young Lawyers Division
- Family Law Section
- Solo and Small Firm Section
- Albuquerque Bar Association
- Military Spouse J.D. Network
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Alum, served as Chapter President for the University of New Mexico School of Law for 2 years.