“Every case I take involves an injury or death that didn’t need to happen. The injuries or deaths are always preventable and most often linked to a lack of corporate responsibility – placing profits over safety. My job is to hold those corporations accountable to keep the community my family and I live in safe.” – Adrian O. Vega
Adrian O. Vega was raised in Grants, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with dual Bachelor's degrees in Criminology and Philosophy/Pre-Law. In 2007, he graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar the same year.
As a young prosecutor he was nominated by his peers as “Rookie Prosecutor of the Year” and later, in private practice, as “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.” He has also been recognized as “Rising Star” among Southwest Super Lawyers.
Adrian is an active member of the American Association of Justice and has been published in the association's publication, “Trial Magazine.” He serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, as well on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice's New Lawyers Division.
In his first year of practice, Adrian served as second chair in a wrongful-death trial that resulted in a jury award of $14 million. Individually, he tried several civil jury trials and dozens of criminal jury trials as a prosecutor for the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office in Albuquerque. He joined Will Ferguson & Associates in 2013.