Elizabeth (Liz) Counce Named Prosecutor For District Attorney’s Office For Los Alamos County

Elizabeth Counce will handle cases in Los Alamos County for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Courtesy photo


After more than two years of searching, the First Judicial District Attorney’s office has hired a prosecutor for Los Alamos County.  

“We have tried for two years to get someone in the position that both lived in and understood the community and we are so pleased to have found her!” said Mary Carmack-Altwies, District Attorney

Elizabeth (Liz) Counce is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She received her law degree in 2004 from the University of Saint Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN and, soon after, moved to New Mexico to practice law. She practiced as an Assistant District Attorney with the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office from 2004 until 2010, primarily in the Crimes Against Children and Violent Crimes divisions. In 2010 she took a leave from the practice of law to raise her children.

Liz has lived in Los Alamos for 12 years and has served in varying capacities within the community, including as a board member for the Family Strengths Network (FSN), as both co-treasurer and president for the Barranca Mesa Elementary PTO, as a teacher in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church faith formation, and as a substitute teacher for Los Alamos Public Schools.  She has a very strong affection for the community of Los Alamos and looks forward to further serving it as the assigned attorney for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. She lives in Los Alamos with her husband and three children.