Elege Simons Harwood
Elege's Focus
  • Mediation
  • Settlement Facilitation
  • Representing individuals in all areas of family law, including divorce, collaborative divorce custody, child support, paternity, alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, grandparent visitation, and kinship guardianship
  • Guardian ad Litem for children and adults
Professional Activities Á Awards
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • First Judicial District Bar
  • American Bar Association (Ex-Chari, Family Law Section, Ex-Member, Family Law Institute Committee)
  • West Group Award for Excellence in Domestic Relations
  • Clinical Honors Award
  • Sante Fe School for the Arts and Sciences, Vice-Chair Board of Directors

Elege enjoys practicing all aspects of family law, and firmly believes that domestic relations issues can and should be resolved with dignity.

After growing up in Santa Fe, Elege attended college at NYU. She returned to New Mexico to attend law school at UNM from which she earned her J.D. in 2004.

Prior to joining the Simons Firm, Elege served as a law clerk to Judge Carol Vigil of the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Elege was an Adjunct Professor at University of New Mexico School of Law teaching Children’s Health Law Policy and Ethics. She was a contract attorney for the New Mexico Court of Appeals representing parents in termination of parental rights appeals.

When not working, Elege is busy raising 3 boys with her husband Kyle.