Civil Rights and Public Sector Law

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing the State of New Mexico and the state’s many municipalities, counties, and political subdivisions. We routinely defend public entities that have been sued for civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also represent police and sheriff departments around the state in matters alleging wrongful arrest, illegal search and seizure, excessive force and wrongful death, termination of employment without due process of law, and jail-based violations of liberty and property. In addition, we represent public entities that have been sued under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act, which may encompass claims of premises liability, negligent operation of utilities, medical malpractice, and law enforcement liability.

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