Ms. Shay’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment and labor law, and general litigation. Prior to working at the Conklin Law Firm, Ms. Shay was Corporate Counsel for PNM Resources, Inc. In that capacity, she represented PNM and related entities in employment and labor matters, employee benefits, immigration, workers’ compensation, and OSHA-related issues. Before working at PNM, Ms. Shay was in private practice at an employment and labor law management defense boutique firm. She has represented companies in state and federal court and before administrative agencies and arbitrators.

Ratings and Recognitions:

  • AV® rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • NM Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law
  • Chambers, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment and Labor Litigation), since 2015


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. with high honors, 1992

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Litigation and Employment and Labor Law Sections
  • Member, New Mexico Bar Association
  • Member, Medical-Legal Grievance Committee
  • Member, Employment and Labor Law Specialization Committee
  • Member, National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • New Mexico, 1998
  • Indiana (Inactive), 1996

Contact info for Carol:

Phone:  505-224-9169