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1. John J. Kelly
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Cornell University, J.D., 1974
College: Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1969
Admitted: Cornell University, J.D., 1974
Practice Area: Federal Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice; Administrative Practice; Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement; Commercial Law; Natural Resources; Environmental Law; Public Lands Law; Zoning, Planning and Land Use
Membership: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations.

2. Kenneth L. Harrigan
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1964
College: University of Illinois, B.A., 1962
Admitted: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1964
Practice Area: Aviation; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: •American College of Trial Lawyers, Chair, New Mexico State Committee, 1994-96 •American Board of Trial Advocates, President, New Mexico Chapter, 1992-93 •University of New Mexico Law School, Former Adjunct Professor •International Association of Defense Counsel

3. James M. Parker
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Oklahoma, LL.B., 1966
College: Oklahoma State University, B.S., Accounting, 1964
Admitted: University of Oklahoma, LL.B., 1966
Practice Area: Taxation Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits Law; Estate Planning Law; Health Care Law
Membership: Oklahoma and American (Sections of Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust; Health Law Forum) Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico (Chair, Section of Taxation, 1971-1978). Fellow: American College of Tax Counsel.

4. Arthur D. Melendres
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1971
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., 1965
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1971
Practice Area: Administrative; Business; Education; Employment Law; Public Finance; Litigation
Membership: Albuquerque (President, 1978-1979) and American (Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, 1988-1991; Sections of Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Business Law) Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers; New Mexico Association of School Board Attorneys (President, 1989-1991).

5. James P. Houghton
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1973
College: Indiana University(B.S. in Economics/Political Science, cum laude, 1970) Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted: University of Virginia, J.D., 1973
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Construction and Design; Real Estate and Zoning; Emerging Technologies
Membership: •State Bar of New Mexico, Real Property Section •American Bar Association; Real Property Section, Design and Construction Contracts Committee, past Co-Chair; Construction Forum Committee

6. Paul M. Fish
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Harvard University, J.D., 1972
College: Drake University, B.A., 1969
Admitted: Harvard University, J.D., 1972
Practice Area: Corporate Law; Bankruptcy Law; Commercial Litigation; Loan Workouts; Lender Liability; Foreclosure
Membership: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations.

7. R. E. Thompson
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1968
College: University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1965
Admitted: University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1968
Practice Area: Administrative; Commercial Litigation; Franchise Litigation; Insurance; Lobbying; Products Liability; Tort
Membership: State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association (Sections of Tort and Insurance Practice; Litigation; Forum on Franchising); International Association of Defense Counsel.

8. Ruth M. Schifani
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976 Order of the Coif
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in English Literature, cum laude, 1970
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976 Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Banking; Business and Business Entities; Commercial Finance; Native American Law; Real Estate and Zoning; Renewable Energy
Membership: • American College of Mortgage Attorneys,

9. Lynn H. Slade
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1976
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., 1973
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1976
Practice Area: Indian Affairs Law; Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution
Membership: American Bar Association (Member, Section of the Environment, Energy and Resources Membership Officer, 1998-2000, Member of Council, 1996-1998; Chair, Native American Natural Resources Law Committee, 1991-1994).

10. Larry P. Ausherman
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1979 Order of the Coif
College: University of Kansas, B.G.S, with honors, 1974; University of Michigan, M.S. in Natural Resources, 1978
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1979 Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Litigation; Mining; Regulatory/Administrative Practice; Energy and Utilities; Environmental
Membership:

11. Walter E. Stern, III
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1982
College: University of California at Berkeley, B.S., Forestry, with honors, 1978
Admitted: Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Practice Area: Natural Resources Law; Indian Affairs Law; Litigation; Public Land Law; Energy Law
Membership: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (President, 2009-2010; Vice-President, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2003-2004; Program Chair, 2001 Annual Institute; Trustee, 1997-2001, 2003-2005; Executive Committee, 1999-2001, 2003-2005; Chair, Special Institutes Committee, 2001-2007); American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Chair, Public Lands Committee, 1995-1997; Chair, ADR Coordinating Group, 1994-1995); State Bar of New Mexico (Chair, 1989-1990, Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law); Albuquerque Academy Board of Trustees (Chair, 2009?; Vice-Chair, 2008-2009; Trustee, 2004-2006 and 2007?).

12. Patrick J. Rogers
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., 1981
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., with honors, 1976
Admitted: Georgetown University, J.D., 1981
Practice Area: Litigation(80%); Lobbying(10%); Administrative(10%)
Membership: American Bar Association (Sections of Litigation; Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice).

13. Martha G. Brown
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1983 Graduate teaching Assistant 1981-1983
College: Pomona College, B.A. in Government, 1979
Admitted: University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1983 Graduate teaching Assistant 1981-1983
Practice Area: Aviation; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Construction and Design; Healthcare; Hospitality; Insurance; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: •Salvation Army, Albuquerque, Advisory Board, Past President

14. William C. Scott
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1985
College: Georgetown University, B.A. in History, 1982
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1985
Practice Area: Environmental; Emerging Technologies; Regulatory/Administrative Practice; Native American Law; Renewable Energy
Membership:

15. Douglas G. Schneebeck
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1985
College: James Madison University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1982
Admitted: University of Virginia, J.D., 1985
Practice Area: Products Liability; Medical Devices; Pharmaceuticals; Commercial Litigation; Class Actions; Multi-Party Litigation
Membership: Albuquerque Bar Association; International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)(Medical Device and Drug Committee and Class Action and Multi-Party Litigation Committee); Defense Research Institute.

16. Charles A. Armgardt
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Wyoming, J.D., 1986
College: University of Illinois, B.S., Journalism, 1980
Admitted: University of Wyoming, J.D., 1986
Practice Area: Natural Resources; Communications and Media; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Class Actions; Contracts; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Libel, Slander and Defamation; Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Torts; Unfair Competition; Commercial Litigation; Oil and Gas Law; Ethics; Professional Responsibility; Employment; Media and Communications; Defamation; Health Care
Membership: American Bar Association (Sections of Intellectual Property; Natural Resources and Environmental; Tort and Insurance Practice; Litigation); Defense Research Institute.

17. Earl E. DeBrine, Jr.
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1987
College: University of New Mexico (B.B.A. in Finance/Accounting, with distinction, 1984)
Admitted: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Practice Area: Oil and Gas; Railroads; Torts/Personal Injury; Native American Law; Appellate; Emerging Technologies
Membership: •National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel •Advisory Board, Institute for Energy Law •American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law •Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico

18. Timothy C. Holm
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1987 Order of the Coif
College: University of North Carolina(B.A. in History/Political Science, 1984) Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma
Admitted: University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1987 Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Class Actions and Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Litigation; Product Liability; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership:

19. George R. McFall
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
College: Stanford University, A.B. in Political Science, 1970
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Practice Area: Employment and Labor; Litigation; Civil Rights; Education; Mining; Native American Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution
Membership: •American Bar Association •Albuquerque Bar Association •Employment Law Alliance •H. Vearle Payne Inn of Court •National Association of School Board Attorneys •New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, Employment Law Specialist, 2004-present •New Mexico Supreme Court Subcommittee for Uniform Jury Instructions •State Bar of New Mexico, Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution •University of New Mexico School of Law, former adjunct professor

20. William R. Keleher
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
College: Georgetown University, A.B. in Economics, 1985
Admitted: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Banking; Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights; Commercial Litigation; Litigation
Membership: •State Bar of New Mexico, past Chair, Bankruptcy Law Section

21. Michael L. Carrico
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Kentucky School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991
College: University of Illinois, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1985
Admitted: University of Kentucky School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991
Practice Area: Construction and Design; Education; Employment and Labor
Membership:

22. Angelo J. Artuso
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Maryland, J.D., with honors, 1992
College: United States Naval Academy, B.S., with honors, 1980
Admitted: University of Maryland, J.D., with honors, 1992
Practice Area: Intellectual Property; Immigration; Class Actions; Contracts; Employee Benefits; Construction Law
Membership: American Bar Association (Sections on Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice); Federalist Society (Practice groups on Federalism, Litigation and Religious Liberties).

23. Max J. Madrid
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1993
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., 1989; University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A.F.F., 1993
Admitted: University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1993
Practice Area: Insurance Defense; Workers' Compensation Litigation; Employment and Civil Rights Litigation; Education; Personal Liability; Commercial Litigation
Membership: Albuquerque and American (Sections of Tort and Insurance Practice; Litigation; Labor and Employment Law) Bar Associations; Hispanic Bar Association; Board of Bar Commissioners (New Mexico Bar Commissioner); Defense Research Institute; Defense Lawyers Association.

24. Jennifer A. Noya
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
College: University of Arizona, B.B.A., 1987
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Practice Area: Class Actions and Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Insurance; Professional Liability; Employment and Labor; Litigation; Civil Rights
Membership:

25. Christopher P. Muirhead
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., with distinction, 1988
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Practice Area: Public Finance
Membership: American Bar Association; National Association of Bond Lawyers.

26. Maria O'Brien
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
College: Connecticut College, B.A., cum laude, 1984; University of Rhode Island, M.S., magna cum laude, 1988
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
Practice Area: Environmental Law; Energy; Utility Law; Water Law; Land Use
Membership:

27. Michelle A. Hernandez
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1997 Awarded Pioneering Women in the Law Scholarship, 1995
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 1994 Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted: University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1997 Awarded Pioneering Women in the Law Scholarship, 1995
Practice Area: Litigation; Healthcare; Torts/Personal Injury; Product Liability
Membership: •

28. Dale W. Ek
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas, LL.B., 1966
College: Texas Christian University, B.B.A., 1964
Admitted: University of Texas, LL.B., 1966
Practice Area: Real Estate; Banks and Banking; Commercial Finance
Membership: State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Board of Directors, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section 2007?; Past Chair, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, 1983-1984; Past Chair, Title Standards Committee, 1988-1989; Member, Deed of Trust Task Force, 1988-1991; Member, Opinion Committee, Member, Real Estate Contract Committee); American Bar Association; American College of Real Estate Lawyers; American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Member of the Board of Regents, 1994-1999; President, 1999-2000).

29. Joe C. Diaz
Title: Of Counsel
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1965
College: University of New Mexico, B.B.A., 1959
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1965
Practice Area: Contract Law; Real Estate; Land Use; Zoning; Personnel; Property and Income Tax; Condemnation; Bond Law and Litigation; Lobbying
Membership: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico; National Association of Counties (Board Member, County Attorney Affiliate).

30. Zachary L. McCormick
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1977
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in History, 1973; University of New Mexico, M.A. in Geography, 1987; Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. in Environmental Science, 1994
Admitted: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1977
Practice Area: Antitrust; Appellate; Commercial Litigation; Construction and Design; Education; Employment and Labor; Taxation; Water Resources
Membership:

31. Marte D. Lightstone
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1986
College: California State University, San Bernardino, B.A., with highest honors, 1977; Arizona State University, M.A., 1980
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1986
Practice Area: Natural Resources Law; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Oil and Gas Law; Indian Law; Renewable Energy
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section; Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1997 and Chair, 1995-1996, Editorial Board of State Bar; Co-Chair, 1993-1998); American Bar Association.

32. Alex C. Walker
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas, Austin, J.D., 2002
College: Trinity University, B.A., Spanish, International Studies; La Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Study Abroad
Admitted: University of Texas, Austin, J.D., 2002
Practice Area: Litigation; Labor and Employment; Tort; Personal Injury; Civil Rights; Products Liability
Membership: Albuquerque and American (Member, Employment Law Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Young Lawyers Section); New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (Practice and Procedure Section Editor, 2004?); Defense Research Institute; H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court.

33. Deana M. Bennett
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007 Member New Mexico Law Review, 2005-2007, Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2007, Order of the Coif, Dean's Award for Significant Contributions to the Law School Community
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in French, 1992; University of New Mexico, M.A. in French, 1994
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007 Member New Mexico Law Review, 2005-2007, Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2007, Order of the Coif, Dean's Award for Significant Contributions to the Law School Community
Practice Area: Environmental; Energy and Utilities; Appellate; Renewable Energy; Mining; Native American Law; Public Lands; Water Resources
Membership:

34. Paul T. Halajian
Title: Shareholder
Law School: New York Law School, J.D., 1998
College: University of Michigan (B.S. in Resource Ecology/Management, 1994)
Admitted: New York Law School, J.D., 1998
Practice Area: Public Lands; Regulatory/Administrative Practice; Water Resources; Environmental
Membership:

35. H. Jesse Jacobus
Title: Associate
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, Dean's List, 2003
College: University of New Mexico, BBA, 2000
Admitted: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, Dean's List, 2003
Practice Area: Litigation; Torts/Personal Injury; Employment and Labor; Insurance; Railroads; Product Liability; Commercial Litigation; Appellate
Membership:

36. Christina C. Sheehan
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
College: Vassar College, B.A., 2005
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Practice Area: Litigation; Natural Resources; Mass Torts / Class Actions; Construction and Design
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico.

37. Brian K. Nichols
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Georgia State University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003 Editorial Board, Georgia State University Law Review
College: Earlham College, B.A. in Economics, with College/Departmental Honors, 1993 Phi Beta Kappa, Charles Stinneford Award for Excellence in Economics
Admitted: Georgia State University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003 Editorial Board, Georgia State University Law Review
Practice Area: Litigation; Native American Law; Commercial Litigation
Membership:

38. Nadine E. Shea
Title: Of Counsel
Law School: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005
College: St. John's College, B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1991
Admitted: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005
Practice Area: Estate Planning; Business and Business Entities; Taxation
Membership: •American Bar Association •New Mexico Bar Association •New Mexico Estate Planning Council, Secretary, Board of Directors •Pro Bono services through the Law Access New Mexico Volunteer Attorney Pool

39. Dahlia R. Dorman
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2009
College: University of New Mexico (B.A., Political Science; B.A., Spanish, summa cum laude, 2006)
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2009
Practice Area: Litigation
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico; American Bar Association.

40. Spencer L. Edelman
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Arizona, J.D., 2009
College: Macalester College, B.A., History, cum laude
Admitted: University of Arizona, J.D., 2009
Practice Area: Litigation; Bankruptcy- Creditors' Rights; Landlord-Tenant; Cultural Resource Management
Membership: American Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Young Lawyer's Division and Bankruptcy Section).

41. Tiffany L. Roach Martin
Title: Associate
Law School: Baylor University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review
College: Vanderbilt University (B.S. in Political Science/Spanish, cum laude, 2004)
Admitted: Baylor University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review
Practice Area: Class Actions and Mass Torts; Hospitality; Litigation; Product Liability; Torts/Personal Injury; Employment and Labor
Membership: •American Bar Association •State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyers Division •Albuquerque Bar Association •New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association •Defense Research Institute (DRI) •H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Courts, 2007-present •Employment Law Alliance •Volunteer Attorney, Second Judicial District Volunteer Attorney Pool •Modrall Sperling Recruiting Committee

42. Nathan T. Nieman
Title: Associate
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Member, DePaul Law Review
College: Seattle Pacific University, B.A. in History, cum laude, 2006
Admitted: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Member, DePaul Law Review
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Commercial Litigation; Civil Rights; Education; Employment and Labor; Litigation; Railroads
Membership:

43. Daniel M. Alsup
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
College: University of New Mexico, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
Practice Area: Business Law; Corporate Law; Partnership Law; Commercial Law; Real Estate; Zoning Law
Membership: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico.

44. Kevin D. Pierce
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Order of the Coif, New Mexico Law Review, Student Articles Editor, National Health Law Moot Court Team, Raymond W. Schowers Writing Prize in Constitutional Law, Wall Street Journal Award in Business & Corporate Law
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 2006
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Order of the Coif, New Mexico Law Review, Student Articles Editor, National Health Law Moot Court Team, Raymond W. Schowers Writing Prize in Constitutional Law, Wall Street Journal Award in Business & Corporate Law
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Civil Rights; Employment and Labor; Commercial Litigation; Litigation; Healthcare
Membership:

45. Anna E. Indahl
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2003
College: Denison University, B.A. in Environmental Studies, magna cum laude, 1999
Admitted: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2003
Practice Area: Litigation; Product Liability; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Commercial Litigation; Civil Rights; Healthcare; Employment and Labor
Membership: •Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Leadership Albuquerque, 2012-2013 •New Mexico State Bar, Member, Young Lawyers Division •American Bar Association •New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA), Member of the Editorial Board •Defense Research Institute, Member, Ethics Committee

46. Jennifer A. Evans
Title: Associate
Law School: College of William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2006
College: New Mexico State University, B.A., 2003
Admitted: College of William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2006
Practice Area: Litigation; Natural Resources; Water Law; Water Rights; Mining Law
Membership:

47. Jennifer G. Anderson
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
College: Santa Clara University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1992
Admitted: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Practice Area: Products Liability; Commercial Litigation
Membership: State Bar of Michigan.

48. Elizabeth A. Martinez
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2010 Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review, Clarence Darrow Scholarship, Scholarly Writing Award
College: Harvard University(A.B. in English Language/Literature, magna cum laude, with highest honors in field, 2003) Thomas T. Hoopes Thesis Prize, Briggs Literary Fellowship, Director, Harvard Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán; University of Michigan, M.F.A., 2006 Hopwood Award-Roethke Prize
Admitted: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2010 Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review, Clarence Darrow Scholarship, Scholarly Writing Award
Practice Area: Litigation; Healthcare; Appellate
Membership:

49. Sarah M. Stevenson
Title: Associate
Law School: Fordham University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Order of the Coif, Dean's List 2007-2009, Staff, Fordham International Law Journal, Scholar, Crowley Program in International Human Rights, Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Alpha Sigma Nu
College: Scripps College, B.A. in American Studies, with honors, 2001; Fordham University (M.A. in International Political Economy/Development, 2009)
Admitted: Fordham University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009 Order of the Coif, Dean's List 2007-2009, Staff, Fordham International Law Journal, Scholar, Crowley Program in International Human Rights, Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Alpha Sigma Nu
Practice Area: Water Resources; Native American Law; Appellate; Employment and Labor
Membership: •State Bar of New Mexico •New Mexico's Women's Bar Association •Albuquerque Bar Association •New York Bar Association •H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court

50. Jason J. Rudd
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2011
College: Brigham Young University, B.A., Political Science, 2007
Admitted: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2011
Practice Area: Civil Litigation; Torts; Personal Injury; Labor and Employment
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico.

51. Barry J. Berenberg
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007, New Mexico Law Review, Co-Managing Editor, Order of the Coif
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. in Aeronautics/Astronautics, 1988); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M. in Aeronautics/Astronautics, 1991)
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007, New Mexico Law Review, Co-Managing Editor, Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Commercial Law; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Torts; Personal Injury; Technology and Science; Construction Defects
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico (Code of Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-present, Chair, 2010; Technology Committee, 2008-present){newline}.

52. Megan Muirhead
Title: Associate
Law School:
College: University of Michigan, B.A. in Political Science, with highest distinction, 1993
Admitted:
Practice Area: Products Liability; Class Actions; Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Litigation; Personal Injury; Civil Rights; Torts
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico (Committee on the Judiciary); State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (Member of Editorial Board); H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court.

53. Cristin Heyns
Title: Associate
Law School: Whittier Law School; Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2008
College: University of New Mexico, B.B.A., Management
Admitted: Whittier Law School; Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2008
Practice Area:
Membership:

54. John R. Cooney
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1965 Order of the Coif
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in Economics, 1965
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1965 Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Oil and Gas; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Mining; Antitrust; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Environmental
Membership: •

55. Douglas R. Vadnais
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts, 1977
Admitted: Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Practice Area: Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights; Business and Business Entities; Commercial Litigation; Litigation; Real Estate and Zoning; Banking
Membership:

56. Duane E. Brown
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1983
College: Colorado State University, B.A., History, 1979
Admitted: Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1983
Practice Area: Native American Law; Public Finance; Renewable Energy
Membership:

57. Donald A. DeCandia
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1989
College: University of Notre Dame, B.A. in English, cum laude, 1986
Admitted: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1989
Practice Area: Appellate; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Employee Benefits and ERISA; Insurance; Litigation; Product Liability; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: • American Bar Association - Sections of Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and Tort and Insurance Practice

58. Margaret Lewis Meister
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
College: Trinity University, B.A. in English, cum laude, 1987
Admitted: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Practice Area: Real Estate and Zoning; Emerging Technologies; Banking; Business and Business Entities; Commercial Finance; Native American Law; Oil and Gas; Public Finance; Renewable Energy; Telecommunications
Membership: • American College of Real Estate Lawyers,

59. Katherine M. Creagan
Title: Associate
Law School: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995 Casenote and Comment Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
College: University of New Mexico, B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, 1992 Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995 Casenote and Comment Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
Practice Area: Public Finance
Membership:

60. Stan N. Harris
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1993 Editor-in-Chief, New Mexico Law Review, 1992-1993, Editor-in-Chief, United States-Mexico Law Journal, 1992-1993
College: University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in History, 1990
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1993 Editor-in-Chief, New Mexico Law Review, 1992-1993, Editor-in-Chief, United States-Mexico Law Journal, 1992-1993
Practice Area: Native American Law; Construction and Design; Cultural and Historic Resources; Public Lands; Energy and Utilities; Regulatory/Administrative Practice
Membership: •American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Public Land and Resources Committee, Vice-Chair

61. Marjorie A. Rogers
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Albany Law School, J.D., 1978; Georgetown University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1980
College: Carnegie-Mellon University, B.A. in Economics, 1975
Admitted: Albany Law School, J.D., 1978; Georgetown University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1980
Practice Area: Estate Planning; Taxation; Business and Business Entities; Employee Benefits and ERISA
Membership: • Shareholder Marjorie A. Rogers Elected as

62. Karen L. Kahn
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Loyola Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1982 Member, Loyola Law Review, Aggeler Award, Hornbook Award, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Nu
College: Pitzer College, B.A. in Psychology, 1975; University of Southern California, M.S. in Gerontology, 1977
Admitted: Loyola Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1982 Member, Loyola Law Review, Aggeler Award, Hornbook Award, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Nu
Practice Area: Employee Benefits; Employment Law; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); ERISA
Membership:

63. Jennifer L. Bradfute
Title: Associate
Law School: George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011 Managing Editor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, Steele Scholar in Business Law 2009-2010, awarded by GMU's Corporate Federalism Initiative
College: Eastern New Mexico University, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2001 Student Body President, Dean's List 1997-2001, Myrtle Moore Women in Business Scholarship
Admitted: George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011 Managing Editor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, Steele Scholar in Business Law 2009-2010, awarded by GMU's Corporate Federalism Initiative
Practice Area: Energy and Utilities; Oil and Gas; Public Lands; Railroads
Membership:

64. Andrew B. Indahl
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2005 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
College: Wheaton College, B.S. in Economics, 2001
Admitted: University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2005 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
Practice Area: Civil Rights; Employment and Labor; Litigation; Product Liability
Membership:

65. Sonya R. Burke
Title: Associate
Law School: Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2012 Administrative Editor, BU Public Interest Law Journal
College: University of Texas(B.A. in English/French minor, 2007) Academic Honors
Admitted: Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2012 Administrative Editor, BU Public Interest Law Journal
Practice Area: Class Actions and Mass Torts; Construction and Design; Litigation; Mining; Professional Liability; Railroads; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership:

66. Frank T. Davis
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
College: University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science, 2006
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
Practice Area: Appellate; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Litigation; Native American Law; Oil and Gas; Product Liability; Railroads; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: •State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyer Division •New Mexico Black Lawyers Association •Hispanic Bar Association

67. K. Cameron Johnson
Title: Associate
Law School: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012 Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Order of the Coif
College: Brigham Young University, B.A. in Portuguese, 2009
Admitted: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012 Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Order of the Coif
Practice Area: Litigation; Education; Employment and Labor; Healthcare
Membership:

68. Mia L. Kern
Title: Associate
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with a certificate in Child Law, cum laude, 2010 Child Law Fellow, Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2010, Junior Editor, 2008-2009, Children's Legal Rights Journal, President's Medallion, 2009
College: Marquette University (Honors B.A. in Political Science/Spanish, magna cum laude, 2007)
Admitted: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with a certificate in Child Law, cum laude, 2010 Child Law Fellow, Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2010, Junior Editor, 2008-2009, Children's Legal Rights Journal, President's Medallion, 2009
Practice Area: Education; Litigation; Class Actions and Mass Torts; Product Liability; Railroads; Torts/Personal Injury; Appellate
Membership: •State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyers Division •American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, past chair, Children and the Law Committee, 2011-2012 •H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Courts, 2013 •Oliver Seth American Inn of the Court, 2010-2012 •Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico School of Law, Legal Drafting Class •Christian Legal Aid, 2012 - present

69. Lesley J. Nash
Title: Associate
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011; University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2013
College: University of Chicago, B.A., 2010
Admitted: William & Mary School of Law, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011; University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2013
Practice Area: Banking; Business and Business Entities; Commercial Finance; Native American Law; Real Estate and Zoning; Renewable Energy
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico.

70. Zoe E. Lees
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 2013
College: Wheaton College, B.A., 2006
Admitted: University of New Mexico, J.D., 2013
Practice Area: Energy and Utilities; Native American Law; Oil and Gas; Public Lands; Renewable Energy
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico.

71. Tomas J. Garcia
Title: Associate
Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2011
College: Yale University, B.A., 2005; Harvard University, M.P.P., 2008
Admitted: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2011
Practice Area: Litigation; Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights; Commercial Litigation; Energy and Utilities; Mining; Product Liability; Regulatory/Administrative Practice; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico; American Bar Association; Hispanic National Bar Association.

72. Emily P. Chase-Sosnoff
Title: Associate
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
College: University of Chicago, B.A., 2010
Admitted: Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Practice Area: Education Law; Labor and Employment; Litigation
Membership: State Bar of New Mexico.

73. Spencer L. Edelman
Title: Associate
Law School: University of Arizona, J.D., 2009
College: Macalester College, B.A. in History, cum laude, 2006
Admitted: University of Arizona, J.D., 2009
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation; Cultural and Historic Resources; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights; Litigation; Healthcare
Membership: American Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico (Board of Directors, Young Lawyers' Division, 2012-present, Member, Bankruptcy Law Section).

74. Joan E. Drake
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001 Natural Resources Law Certificate, Order of the Coif, Honorable Pete Domenici Award for Environmental Excellence, Administrative Editor Natural Resources Journal, 1998-2001
College: University of California at Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976; University of California at Los Angeles, M.A., magna cum laude, 1980
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001 Natural Resources Law Certificate, Order of the Coif, Honorable Pete Domenici Award for Environmental Excellence, Administrative Editor Natural Resources Journal, 1998-2001
Practice Area: Energy and Utilities; Renewable Energy; Environmental; Public Lands; Regulatory/Administrative Practice; Water Resources
Membership:

75. Emil J. Kiehne
Title: Shareholder
Law School: Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
College: Harvard University, B.A. in History, cum laude, 1995; Universidad de Navarrra, Pamplona, Spain, M.A. in Political Philosophy, sobresaliente cum laude, 1997
Admitted: Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Practice Area: Appellate; Commercial Litigation; Healthcare; Litigation; Torts/Personal Injury
Membership: •Member, New Mexico Appellate Rules Committee 2008-present

76. Lorena Olmos
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2003
College: Vassar College, B.A. in Latin American Studies, 1999; University of New Mexico, M.A. in Latin American Studies, 2003
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2003
Practice Area: Civil Rights; Employment and Labor; Litigation
Membership:

77. Jeremy K. Harrison
Title: Associate
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008 Order of the Coif, New Mexico Law Review, 2006-2008, Articles Editor, 2007-2008, Clinical Honors Award, Dean's List, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
College: University of New Mexico (B.A. in Psychology/Criminology, 2005)
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008 Order of the Coif, New Mexico Law Review, 2006-2008, Articles Editor, 2007-2008, Clinical Honors Award, Dean's List, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Practice Area: Appellate; Railroads; Employment and Labor; Healthcare; Litigation
Membership:

78. Samantha M. Adams
Title: Shareholder
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003 New Mexico Law Review, 2001-2003, Order of the Coif, New Mexico Association of Women Lawyers' Outstanding Woman Law Graduate 2003, UNM Law Dean's Award 2003
College: Marquette University, B.A., 1995
Admitted: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003 New Mexico Law Review, 2001-2003, Order of the Coif, New Mexico Association of Women Lawyers' Outstanding Woman Law Graduate 2003, UNM Law Dean's Award 2003
Practice Area: Litigation; Construction and Design; Insurance; Mining; Employment and Labor; Education; Civil Rights; Professional Liability
Membership: •American Bar Association (Litigation) 2003-present •New Mexico State Bar, 2003-present; Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession 2003-2007; Committee on Women in the Legal Profession 2003-2006 •Pro Se Civil Litigants Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, appointed to three year term, 2013 •New Mexico Women's Bar Association 2003-present, Vice President 2006 •Albuquerque Bar Association, 2007-present •H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court, 2009-present •Federal Court Pro Bono Panel, 2010-present •Law Access New Mexico Volunteer Attorney Pool, 2010-present •Federal Court Pro Bono Committee, 2011 •Bernalillo Country Teen Metro Court, serves as judge, 2012


The above table lists lawyers practicing law at the law firm of Modrall Sperling. The number of lawyers in Modrall Sperling is 80.




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