Sheryl L. Saavedra


phone (505) 246-0500


Sheryl L. Saavedra devotes her practice to helping clients through various issues of Family Law including divorce, custody, child support, adoptions, abuse and neglect and Guardian ad Litem representation. She obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1994.  She has concentrated over 23 years of law practice primarily to the area of Family Law.  Sheryl joined Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley in 2017 after a successful private practice in Roswell, NM as the owner of her own law firm.   In addition to having substantial legal experience in the abuse and neglect system, Sheryl served as the Chaves County Guardian ad Litem representing over 100 children in foster care for the years 2015 and 2016.

Representing adults and children in family law cases has always been Sheryl’s passion.  In law school, Sheryl clerked for the Honorable Anne Kass and completed her clinic work at the Peanut Butter and Jelly program for incarcerated parents.  After over 23 years of practicing primarily family law, Sheryl has the innate ability to review a client file and map out the most strategic game plan for that particular client under those particular circumstances.  The art of developing a game plan for a client from beginning to end and adjusting along the way helps Sheryl to garner the best results for her clients.  While settling or mediating a case in the client’s best interest is always an option, Sheryl’s tenacity as a litigator has earned her the reputation of being an attorney who will not hesitate to fight for her clients.

Sheryl brings that same vigilance she exercises in divorce and custody cases, to her work as a Guardian ad Litem for children.   In her first year as the Chaves County Guardian ad Litem for Children’s Court, Sheryl was nominated for a New Mexico Welfare and Juvenile Justice Excellence Award at the Children’s Law Institute.  She is a staunch advocate for children in a variety of family law related cases including divorces, custody, adoptions and guardianships, but she has a particular affinity for representing children in the abuse and neglect system.  She is able to work with both the children and their parents to develop a plan that places the child’s needs as paramount while still seeking a viable solution to reintegrate the family, where appropriate.

What our clients say

Sheryl Saavedra handled my case with 100% professionalism and effort. Her work ethic was apparent through her preparation and presentation of my case. I highly recommend her to everyone! L.T.


I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Sheryl Saavedra. Throughout my case, she was always very quick to respond, made herself available during times that most would consider after hours. She was always patient in explaining the status/developments of my case. I could not have asked for more! I thank and commend Sheryl Saavedra for truly being there for me. C.C.


Sheryl guided me through a very challenging divorce case involving, estate, personal assets, military and disability retirements and issues that posed a threat to my children's well-being. She aided me to negotiate an extremely strong and detailed parenting plan outlining serious consequences for custodial violations. Sheryl and her "Class A" staff always produced a seamless client service eliminating frustration, thus creating such a positive working relationship. I am remarkably fortunate that I have the best attorney on my side!


“I have had both personal and professional experience as Sheryl’s student and colleague. Sheryl not only exhibits the utmost professionalism and expertise in her practice of the law, but she is also a fierce advocate for her clients.  Sheryl is hands-down one of the best, the boldest and brightest attorneys I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.” V. E.