Poulos & Coates, LLP
1802 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005
As an attorney at Poulos & Coates LLP, Andrew J. Cavazos focuses primarily on complex medical malpractice litigation. He is licensed to practice in New Mexico and Texas.
Andrew previously worked at several prominent personal injury firms, where he specialized in wrongful death, catastrophic injury, commercial motor vehicle collision, and workplace accident litigation. He has extensive experience in all facets of the litigation and appeals processes.
During his career, Andrew has served his local legal community in several prominent positions. From 2017 to 2019, Andrew served as a Board Member and then Vice-President of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association. Then, in 2020, Andrew further served as the President of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and as a Board Member for the El Paso Bar Association. He remains active in both organizations to this day and is also an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
In 2018, Andrew was selected by the State Bar of Texas to be a student of the prestigious LeadershipSBOT Academy, which is an honor bestowed upon approximately twenty young lawyers per year, for the purpose of fostering him as a future leader of the Texas legal community. Shortly afterward, in 2019, Andrew was selected by the State Bar of Texas to serve on the committee that crafts the Texas Pattern Jury Charge for Products Liability and Medical Malpractice. He still serves on that committee to this day.
Andrew has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 under 40” civil plaintiffs attorney for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021. He has also been named as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the years 2020 and 2021, which is a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys 40 years old and under. In 2021, the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and El Paso Bar Association honored Andrew as their “Most Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year”.
Andrew previously attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied political sciences and business administration. He later attended Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served as President of the Hispanic Law Student’s Association, a dean-appointed Student Ambassador, an officer of the Student Bar Association, the American Bar Association school representative, and the dean-appointed student representative on the Dean’s Committees for Academic Advancement and Diversity.