Litigated creditors' rights/UCC matters for major auto finance clients in federal bankruptcy, state and tribal courts.Participated in litigation team defending engineering client in complex commercial litgation case resulting from failed ethanol plant construction. Litigated insurance defense matters including employment, title, personal injury, subrogation, construction, and contract disputes. Drafted appellate briefs.Special Assistant Attorney General/Lawyer ('02) and Assistant Attorney General/Civil Lit. ('94-'96)
Participated as member of litigation team in federal court environmental litigation concerning Silvery Minnow in Rio Grande for Interstate Stream Commission. Tracked changes in federal environmental and water law. Participated in Rio Grande Task Force as legal counsel for State of New Mexico. Prepared and negotiated water drilling rights license agreements for State Engineer. (2002)
Litigated state risk management cases including employment disputes and personal injury defense. Advocated for consumers rights incases including nursing home billing abuse and financed bulk meat sales. Drafted appellate briefs, Prosecuted professional licensing violations before state boards and commissions. Represented multiple state departments and governor in complex civil rights (class action) suits.
Litigated civil law and domestic relations matters. Utilized divorce financial planning to obtain equitable property division in dissolutions and separations. Drafted marital settlement agreements including QDRO orders.
Taught Justice Studies, Government, Ethics, and other. Oversaw programs. Hired and supervised instructors. Subject matter expert, and program and curriculum developer.
Designed Paralegal, Justice Studies, and Criminal Justice courses
Taught 1L legal research and writing
Presided over administrative hearings for ADOT and DES. At ADOT heard cases involving licensing, tax, and vehicle dealer/title/lien issues. At DES heard unemployment/tax cases.
Represent clients in general litigation, mediation, domestic relations, estate planning, and small business transactions. Provide research and writing services for attorneys.
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