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If two asterisks ** are located after the New Mexico attorneys name, then he/she is a "Certified Specialist" in bankruptcy law in the State of New Mexico.

       The New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization has a Certified Specialist program very similar to the American Board of Certification (Bankruptcy Specialist). In fact, some attorneys (e.g., Daniel J. Behles) are certified in both programs. Attorneys who pass this program are certified in consumer and/or business bankruptcy law.

Who are Certified?

       As of recently, five attorneys have passed and are certified under the State of Mexico Supreme Court in consumer and/or business bankruptcy law. They are the following;

Daniel J. Behles** - Cuddy & McCarthy LLP 7770 Jefferson St NE Ste 305 Albuquerque, NM87109-5912 phone:(505) 888-1335 fax:(505) 888-1369 (Certified in Business and Consumer)

Clarke C. Coll** - Sanders Bruin Coll & Worley PA PO Box 550 Roswell, NM 88202-0550 phone:(575) 622-5440 fax:(575) 622-5853 (Certified in Consumer)

William F. Davis** - William F. Davis & Associates PC 6709 Academy Rd NE Ste A Albuquerque, NM 87109-3363 phone:(505) 243-6129 fax:(505) 247-3185 (Certified in Business)

George M. Moore** - Moore Berkson & Gandarilla PC 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW Ste H262 Albuquerque, NM 87104-2068 phone:(505) 242-1218 fax:(505) 242-2836 (Certified in Business)

Chris Pierce** - Hunt & Davis PC 2632 Mesilla St NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-3687 phone:(505) 881-3191 fax:(505) 881-4255 (Certified in Consumer)



       In order for an attorney to be certified, a number of minimum requirements need to be completed. Some of the requirements include the following;

  • The attorney has been licensed to practice law for at least five years.
  • He/she has practiced a required percentage of the specialty area (consumer or business bankruptcy) for at least three years.
  • He/she Has continuously attended legal education seminars in their area of proposed specialty.
  • The attorney has demonstrated experience and involvement in the area of specialty.
  • The attorney has been evaluated by his/her peers (fellow attorneys and judges).
  • Submit a $350 fee and a completed application is necessary to start the certification process

New Mexico Bankruptcy

Other Specialty Programs

       The State of New Mexico has other specialty programs besides bankruptcy law that are certified by the New Mexico Supreme Court. They include;

  • Family Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Trial Specialist - Criminal Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Trial Specialist - Civil Law
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law
  • Health Law

       For more information visit the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization/Specialty Area.


Contact Information about the Program

       For more information about this program, contact Anita J. Otero (Director of Court Regulated Programs) or Michael DeSpain (Assistant Director) by phone at (505) 821-1890. Their mailing address is; New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, PO Box 93070, Albuquerque, NM 87199-3070.

Written by Jack Garchar


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