Todd Schwarz and Nathan Cobb successfully defended a large casualty insurer and its insured in a jury trial in Santa Fe. The plaintiff claimed approximately $180,000 in special damages. The defense admitted liability but defended on causation. After deliberating for less than an hour, the jury returned a defense verdict, completely exonerating the defendants.
The board of directors of the State Bar Business Law Section named Dylan O'Reilly as the 2013 Business Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding services to the citizens of New Mexico and the business law community.
Mr. O'Reilly practices in our Farmington office and guides his clients in transaction matters ranging from entity formation to complex contracts and opinions, and litigation matters spanning from collections to trade secret litigation.
Mr. O'Reilly developed a free monthly business law program for San Juan County businesses called "The Strong Business Hour" which teaches participants good business practices on a variety of topics such as the handling of employment issues, the importance of keeping good corporate books and records, and improving collections on invoices.
Rudolph A. Lucero, president and managing partner, has been selected as a '2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law' by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. This AV Preeminent peer review rating is the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
MSPA partner, Paula Maynes, is now licensed to practice in Texas, in addition to New Mexico.