Meet Our People


ROBERT A. ENGEL, ESQ.

Attorney-at-Law.  Robert was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Cornell University, with honors, before obtaining his J.D. from New York University.  He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1971. Robert practiced in New York City for three years, before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1974.  He was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in 1974 and worked for the Attorney General's Office for several years before entering private practice.  Robert has maintained his connections to both New York and New Mexico and offers his professional legal services in both states.


SANKALPITA NITHYA

Paralegal.  Sankalpita began working for the Engel Law firm in 2006.  She grew up in Arizona and obtained her B.A. in Communication from Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, in 1988.  She is a Certified Paralegal through the Phoenix Paralegal Institute, 1990, and has continued to hone her paralegal skills since.  She is an experienced and valued member of the Engel Law Firm team.


JAN KAPUSTINSKY

Office Manager.  Jan is the newest member of our team, having joined us in 2014. She has a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and is a Santa Fe New Mexico Realtor. She manages the day-to-day operations of the Engel Law Firm with great aplomb.