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Jackson v. Ft. Stanton, 87cv0839 JFR/KBM

This case was filed in 1987 against the New Mexico Department of Health on behalf of developmentally disabled individuals institutionalized in DOH facilities.  After an initial finding that the conditions violated these individuals’ rights under federal law, the parties negotiated various settlement agreements.  The most recent settlement agreement was negotiated in 2019.  This firm entered…
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2022 Southwest Super Lawyers

It is with great honor that we announce our very own Marcus J. Rael, Jr. has been named a 2022 Super Lawyer. For those of you who do not know what a “Super Lawyer” is, this is a peer nominated and evaluated process combined with independent research and is judged on 12 indicators of peer…
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New Mexico Law Review

Luis Robles was published in the New Mexico Law Review for his article entitled: “Workers’ Compensation: Bad Faith Refusal to Pay Worker’s Compensation Benefits: Russell v. Protective Insurance Co.” To read the article, please click here. Workers’ Compensation: Bad Faith Refusal to Pay Worker’s Compensation Benefits: Russell v. Protective Insurance Co., 20 N.M.L.Rev. 757 (1990).
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The Tactical Edge (Spring 2013)

Luis Robles was published in the National Tactical Officer Association’s Journal, The Tactical Edge for his article entitled The Americans with Disabilities Act and Law Enforcement’s Response to the Mentally Ill, The Tactical Edge, pp. 66-70 (Spring 2013)
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Announcement

Robles, Rael, and Anaya proudly announces their newest partner, Douglas E. Gardner. We congratulate Douglas for the manner in which he has distinguished himself as a lawyer, mentor, and member of our community. Douglas will continue to represent clients in the area of civil rights, tort claims, construction defects, and personal injury. Congratulations Douglas!
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Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rating Award

Congratulations to Luis Robles on his A/V Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Luis Robles has a proven history of providing superior legal counsel to clients.  We are honored to work with a truly remarkable attorney. Congratulations on the well-earned and well-deserved distinction!
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The Law of Less-Lethal and Deadly Force

Widely considered a leader in police civil rights defense, Luis Robles authored a police training manual entitled “The Law of Less-Lethal and Deadly Force”.  This manual provides an explanation of the law regarding the use of force as it applies to law enforcement personnel and their supervisors. If you would like further information on how…
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MRCOG Lifetime Achievement Award

Robles, Rael & Anaya proudly congratulates Robert M. White on receiving the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mid-Region Council of Governments.  Dedicating over 25 year to public service, Mr. White’s career has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Congratulations, Bob!
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Women of Influence Award

Partner Christina E. Anaya is a proud honoree of the 2010 New Mexico Business Weekly Women of Influence Award.  The annual award honors women from every industry and profession who have made a difference in the community, blazed a trail, and are leaving a mark on New Mexico business.  Congratulations, Christina, on your accomplishments and your…
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New Mexico Business Weekly 40 Under Forty Honoree — Marcus J. Rael, Jr.

Robles, Rael & Anaya is proud to announce that Partner Marcus J. Rael, Jr. has been named as a 40 Under Forty Honoree by the New Mexico Business Weekly.  The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their professional achievements, leadership, and community involvement.
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Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year — Marcus J. Rael, Jr.

Robles, Rael & Anaya is proud to announce that Partner Marcus J. Rael, Jr. has been named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of New Mexico.  The award is given to attorneys who have, during the formative stages of their legal careers by their ethical and personal conduct, exemplified for…
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Garcetti v. Ceballos: The Supreme Court Decision and Subsequent Treatment by the Circuit and District Courts

Vanessa R. Chavez was published in the State Bar of New Mexico Employment and Labor Law Section E-Newsletter, December 2006 for her article regarding the Supreme Courts decision to hold that the First Amendment does not protect a government employee from discipline based on speech made pursuant to employee’s official duties.  To read the full…
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God, Human Nature, and the Rule of Law

Transcendent Truths Embodied in the Declaration of Independence and Their Relation to the Constitution Published in the National Lawyer’s Association Journal
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The Tactical Edge (Winter 2006)

Luis Robles was published in the National Tactical Officer Association’s Journal, The Tactical Edge for his article entitled “How to Accurately and Persuasively Explain the Use of Force”.  To read the article please click here. How to Accurately and Persuasively Explain the Use of Force, The Tactical Edge, pp. 74-80 (Winter 2006)
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Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year — Brian S. Colon

Congratulations, Brian, on being named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year!  The State Bar Awards Committee selected Brian Colón for the 2004 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award because he has in his first few years of practice demonstrated by his ethical and personal conduct the epitome of professionalism, a commitment to his…
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New Mexico Business Weekly 40 Under Forty Honoree — Brian S. Colon

Robles, Rael & Anaya is proud to announce that Brian S. Colon been named as a 40 Under Forty Honoree by the New Mexico Business Weekly.  The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their professional achievements, leadership, and community involvement.
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