Civil Litigation

Both Hal and Frank have extensive courtroom experience in many areas of the law and neither will shy away from necessary Civil Litigation. In fact, Hal is often contacted by other attorneys for advice and assistance when their cases go to trial because of the respect he has earned among his peers. For twenty-two years prior to his appointment to the New Mexico Gaming Control Board in 2003, Frank practiced criminal law as well as civil litigation law in the areas of business law, real estate and injury claims. In 2009, Frank was named as one of the top 25 attorneys in New Mexico by New Mexico Business weekly. In 2016, he was named Prosecutor of the Year for the 13th Judicial District.

Case types that often require the participation of an experienced Civil Litigation Attorney include the following:

  • Estate Disputes: Wills and Trusts are often disputed by family members and other heirs who believe they have been wrongfully excluded. Our office is experienced with both challenging and defending Wills and Trusts when doubt is cast on their validity.
  • Personal Injury: In particular, cases that involve uninsured and underinsured drivers may require going to court against the plaintiff’s insurance to make sure the plaintiff is properly paid the money they deserve.
  • Landlord/Tenant issues: When rent, damage, or other disputes between a landlord and a tenant cannot be settled out of court, our office can represent either landlords or tenants in an effort to reach effective solutions.
  • Insurance Defense: Our office also represents insurance companies in personal injury cases.
  • Wrongful Death: When a person dies as a result of negligence, their family may be entitled to compensation. During this difficult time, our office will ensure that you and your family receive the compensation due to you.

Our goal is to see your case through and make the best possible decisions as the case progresses. Many cases will never go to court, but if it is the best course of action for your case, we will fight for you every step of the way.

For more information, see our Contact Us page or send Hal an email at or Frank at