United States Supreme Court
New Mexico and Pennsylvania State Supreme Courts
United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth, Eighth, and Third Circuits
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Courts for the District of New Mexico
and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1984 J.D., magna cum laude
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1981 B.A., magna cum laude
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Albuquerque Bar Association. Order of the Coif Honor Society. Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (1982-1984). Recipient, Leebron Constitutional Law Prize. Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Author, “Coercion, Blackmail and the Limits of Protected Speech,” 131 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1469 (1983). Sullivan & Cromwell (summer 1983). Law Clerk to the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1984-1985). Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1985-1987). Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis (1988-1992). Granted DOJ Top Secret and DOE Q clearances for U.S. v. Wen Ho Lee defense (2000). Peer-Rated as Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell from 1997 to the present. Included in Best Lawyers in America from 2006 to the present, and named White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in the 2017 edition. Also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers (Business Litigation).
Practice Limited To High-Stakes Trials, Pretrial Litigation And Related Matters, Including Plaintiff’s Contingency Fee Business Disputes, Complex Commercial Litigation, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Class Actions, White Collar Criminal Defense, First Amendment And Defamation, Professional Licensing Hearings, Whistleblower Cases, Qui Tam Actions, Commercial Real Estate Disputes, Tax Litigation, Trust, Estate And Will Challenges, Security Clearance Proceedings, And Appeals.
Representing Clients In All Cities And Towns Throughout New Mexico, Including: Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Aztec, Belen, Bloomfield, Carlsbad, Chama, Corona, Clovis, Cloudcroft, Cuba, Deming, Espanola, Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Hatch, Hobbs, Jemez Springs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Lordsburg, Lovington, Magdelana, Moriarty, Ojo Caliente, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Silver City, Socorro, T Or C, Taos And Tularosa.