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Civil Rights

Our firm specializes in federal and state civil rights litigation.  We have a long and successful track record in civil rights cases.  And we are on the leading edge of practice as our state develops its law under the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, passed in 2021.

These cases always are highly complex on the law, and usually on the facts too.  Civil rights lawyers need considerable experience to navigate these claims to successful resolution.  To uncover what “really happened” in any particular case, our attorneys expertly slow down the clock behind any fact pattern confronting our clients.  We study in detail the policies, practices and operations of the relevant law enforcement, correctional, and governmental actors involved, and learn precisely how they interacted with a plaintiff or potential plaintiff. We then determine the best strategy to deliver client results.  We use our extensive contacts to put together the right team of experts, investigators and witnesses to meet our clients' objectives.  We resolve cases by aggressive motions practice, settlement negotiation, and trial. 

Call today if we can advise you on potential claims in the following areas:

  • The New Mexico Tort Claims Act
  • The New Mexico Civil Rights Act
  • 42 U.S.C. Section 1983
  • First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment Claims
  • Claims under the New Mexico Constitution