Vicki Plevin graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law (UNMSOL) in 1998. She received several awards, including the Margaret Keiper Dailey Award in Law for “excellence in scholarship, character, and those qualities of heart and mind that distinguished Mrs. Dailey’s personal and professional life: awareness of social problems, concern for people in trouble, and dedication to the professional responsibility to provide justice for all.”; the Elizabeth Ann Randel Prize for Initiative and Innovation Toward Gender and Racial Justice; and the 1998 Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing.
Before attending law school, Ms. Plevin was an advocate for people with disabilities and their families for seven years with United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin. She served on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Medicaid Advisory Board during this time. In 1984, the Wisconsin Center for Public Representation honored her with the “Advocate of the Year” award.
Ms. Plevin became Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in 1984. The following year, she moved to Southern California to help her aging parents, and joined the Orange County Human Relations Commission. Her work focused on police community relations and access to health care for the uninsured.
In 1990, she moved to Albuquerque where she developed and coordinated the Fair Lending Center at the UNMSOL-Institute of Public Law. She assisted in drafting legislation aimed at decreasing the number of foreclosures in New Mexico and protecting consumers from predatory lending. In 2003, she worked to secure passage of the New Mexico Home Loan Protection Act, which became law in 2004. More recently, Ms. Plevin served as public policy consultant for the New Mexico Foreclosure Task Force established by the New Mexico Legislature in 2014.
Ms. Plevin focuses on estate planning, medicaid, and guardianship proceedings, including Guardian ad Litem services.