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Welcome to the Pueblo of Isleta Public Defender’s Office

Our Mission:

The Pueblo of Isleta’s Public Defender Office strives for the pursuit of justice and the protection of every individual’s rights granted by the Pueblo’s constitution.  We provide compassionate, professional legal services to those charged with crimes within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Isleta.  Our mission is to provide the finest legal representation in the cases entrusted to us – with the intent to improve our client’s lives today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Contact Us:

Public Defender:
Shophie Cooper

Crystal Paquin​

Administrative Assistant:
​Valerie Lente

To view the published regulations and ordinances by the Isleta Tribal Council click the button below.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday,  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone & Fax:
Phone: 505-869-9825
Fax: ​505-869-9839

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1270
Isleta, NM 87022

Physical Address:
Tribal Services Complex Bldg. C
3950 Highway 47
Albuquerque, NM 87105