Holly Agajanian

Holly Agajanian

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ms. Agajanian is a civil defense attorney with more than 15 years of experience. She received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. While her current practice focuses primarily on employment law, Ms. Agajanian also handles various insurance defense matters, including coverage disputes and personal injury defense. Prior to moving to New Mexico, Ms. Agajanian worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. She lives in Santa Fe with her wife and daughter.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Employment
  • 15% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2003
  • New Mexico, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: American Literature

Representative Cases

  • Palenick v. City of Rio Rancho (New Mexico Supreme Court 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute,Employment Law Committee, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Publications Committee, Vice-Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2002 - 2006


  • English