Robert M. White
LAW SCHOOLJuris Doctor from the University of Houston School of Law
COLLEGEBachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico
Robert M. White rejoined the law firm of Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C., after serving as an Associate Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque. Previously, he had served sixteen years as City Attorney for the City of Albuquerque where his practice focused in the areas of land use, administrative law, and local government law. As the City Attorney, Mr. White managed a public law firm of up to thirty-eight (38) attorneys and a total staff of one hundred twenty (120), overseeing one of the state’s largest litigation departments as the City implemented a no-settlement policy during his tenure.
Mr. White has significant experience in matters involving land use by governmental entities. This experience extends into condemnation proceedings, lease negotiations, and real estate projects including subdivisions. Mr. White also has extensive experience representing the City of Albuquerque against claims related to police misconduct, jail conditions, personnel matters, and other matters related to local government.
Mr. White has over forty years of experience practicing law in New Mexico, having been licensed to practice in October 1973. Mr. White’s education includes a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Mexico, United States Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
Mr. White received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) in 2010. He was also named Outstanding Attorney by the Albuquerque Bar Association in 2009, is the 2008 recipient of the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award (Government) awarded by the Foundation for Open Government, and received the 2004 Public Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Mexico State Bar. He has lectured extensively in the area of administrative law as it relates to local government.
Bar Admissions & Certifications
State of New Mexico, United States Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico