Marina Tapia Cansino, Esq.
Marina has practiced law since 2009. Marina is respected for her expertise and zealous advocacy on behalf of her clients regarding estate planning; probate administration; elder law issues; adult guardianship and conservatorship; financial exploitation; and divorce and custody proceedings.
Mrs. Tapia Cansino is a native of New Mexico. At age 16 and many years thereafter, she served as a grassroots lobbyist for legislative initiatives on behalf of the disabled in Washington, D.C., New Mexico, and Connecticut. Marina graduated from Trinity College in Harford, Connecticut with a B.A., a double major in Political Science and Elementary Education in May 1999. Marina’s first job out of college, she persuaded Connecticut legislators to pass legislation during her first attempt, while serving as Government Relations Director for the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. Recruited by several lobbying firms thereafter, Tapia Cansino declined in order to attend law school full time. Tapia Cansino attended Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2005, Tapia Cansino had her child and enjoyed staying at home full time while her child was young. In 2009, Tapia Cansino returned to Santa Fe, to begin her own law firm, focusing her practice on the needs of individuals with disabilities, contract law, and civil litigation. December 2013 to July 2018, Tapia Cansino worked for the State of New Mexico, Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Office of Guardianship handling adult guardianship cases. August 2019, Marina began working for New Mexico Financial & Family Law primarily handling family law; estate planning; and contested and uncontested probate; and financial exploitation cases.
Tapia Cansino served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Mexico’s ad hoc Mental Health Rules Committee; Joint Rules on Civil and Criminal Procedure; a board member of the New Mexico Commission for the Blind; board member of Parents Reaching Out; and a member of the Protective Proceedings Task Force. Marina is a member of the Financial Exploitation of Elders and Adults with Disabilities Task Force; she is the former Chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico and current board member and is a member of WealthCounsel. Marina is married and has one child. Her daughter is 14, going on 17.