New Mexico Personal Injury, Employment Law, Business Law

A Tough Lawyer On Your Side

Serving All of New Mexico

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Experience When it Counts

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Workplace laws - Federal and New Mexico State Laws

Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. As an employment attorney, I can help. When I represent workers in harassment, discrimination or wage litigation, I only take cases that I believe have strong legal merit and I will not get paid until they receive a settlement, verdict or other award.

I also help small business owners trying to understand and comply with our complex state and federal employment law rules. I have practiced workplace law for over twenty years, including at one of the world’s most well-respected labor and employment law firms and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 500 company.

There are important reasons to get an employment attorney involved before an issue progresses too far. Call for help if you have questions about:

  • Workplace harassment

  • Workplace discrimination

  • Employment termination

  • Employment and business contracts - negotiation, termination, enforcement

  • Hostile working environment

  • Retaliation

  • ADA (disability) accommodation and discrimination in the workplace

  • FMLA (family leave) rules

  • Employee investigations

  • Employment law compliance

  • Background check laws

  • Wage & hour questions

  • Overtime laws

  • Social media rules

  • Employee privacy concerns

  • Non-competition agreements & non-solicitation clauses

  • Intellectual property rights (tradename, trademark, copyright infringement)

  • New Mexico protections for medical cannabis use

Accidents, wrongful death, personal injury.

The types of injuries I deal with can create a ripple effect that changes everything for a whole family in an instant. I understand and have over two decades of experience fighting these fights. When I worked for insurance companies, I often handled cases worth tens of millions of dollars. When I was badly hurt in a car accident, I decided that someday, I would start my own practice to fight for the little guy. It is far more rewarding representing people.


$10 million catastrophic injury settlement

past results do not guarantee future outcomes

$8 million wrongful death settlement

past results do not guarantee future outcomes