Rodey Lawyers Selected Best Lawyers of the Year
Best Lawyers has named several Rodey lawyers Best Lawyers of the Year for 2015.
Best Lawyers designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer, in each specialty and in each community, is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
The following Rodey lawyers have been named Best Lawyers of the Year for 2015:
Rick Beitler – Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
Nelson Franse – Albuquerque Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
Scott D. Gordon – Albuquerque Employment Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year”
Richard C. Minzner – Albuquerque Litigation and Controversy-Tax “Lawyer of the Year”
Mike Morgan – Albuquerque Litigation-Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”
W. Mark Mowery – Santa Fe Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”
Thomas A. Outler – Albuquerque Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
Charles (Kip) Purcell – Albuquerque Litigation-First Amendment “Lawyer of the Year”
Charles J. Vigil – Albuquerque Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year
Rodey Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America
Forty attorneys with the Rodey Law Firm are listed in The Best Lawyers in America-2015. Those attorneys are: Mark Adams, Leslie McCarthy Apodaca, Sandra Beerle, Rick Beitler, Perry Bendicksen III, Henry Bohnhoff, David Buchholtz, David Bunting, John (Jack) Burton, Jeffrey Croasdell, Jocelyn Drennan, Nelson Franse, Catherine Goldberg, Scott Gordon, Alan Hall, Bruce Hall, Justin Horwitz, Paul Koller, Dick Minzner, Donald Monnheimer, Michael Morgan, W. Mark Mowery, Julie Neerken, Sunny Nixon, Lisa Ortega, Thomas Outler, Theresa Parrish, John Patterson, Charles (Kip) Purcell, Edward Ricco, John P. Salazar, Andrew Schultz, Charles Seibert, Ellen Skrak, Seth Sparks, Tracy Sprouls, Robert St. John, Thomas Stahl, Jennifer Stone, and Charles Vigil.
Most Rodey attorneys are listed for their expertise in more than one area of law, and some are listed for their expertise in multiple areas of law.
For over 30 years, Best Lawyers has come to be regarded by both the legal profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. The 2015 Best Lawyers in America list is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Southwest Super Lawyers
Forty-four Rodey lawyers have been selected as Southwest Super Lawyers-2014 for their expertise and experience in particular areas of law. Only five percent of the total lawyers in New Mexico were selected for this honor.
Southwest Super Lawyers has designated these Rodey lawyers as Rising Stars:
The designation of Rising Star is given to only the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in New Mexico who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.
Inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers is based on a very strict, multi-step selection process, which includes, among other things, research on background and experience, as well as stringent peer review.
The Rodey Law Firm has achieved top rankings in Chambers USA–America’s Leading Lawyers for Business-2014. Rodey received Chambers’ highest ranking in the following areas of law:
Corporate/Commercial Litigation: General Commercial
Labor and Employment Real Estate
Rodey received Chambers’ second highest ranking in Environment, Natural Resources and Regulated Industries.
Chambers honored these Rodey lawyers with its highest designation of “Leaders in Their Field” based on their experience and expertise:
Mark K. Adams - Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries; Water Law
Rick Beitler - Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense
Perry E. Bendicksen III – Corporate/Commercial
Henry M. Bohnhoff - Litigation: General Commercial
David Buchholtz – Corporate/Commercial
Nelson Franse - Litigation: General Commercial; Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense
Catherine T. Goldberg - Real Estate
Scott D. Gordon - Labor & Employment
Alan Hall - Corporate/Commercial
Bruce Hall - Litigation: General Commercial
Justin A. Horwitz - Corporate/Commercial
Robert L. Lucero – Real Estate
Donald B. Monnheimer - Corporate/Commercial
Julie P. Neerken - Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Sunny J. Nixon - Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Water Law
Lisa C. Ortega – Litigation: General Commercial
Theresa W. Parrish - Labor & Employment
John N. Patterson – Real Estate
John P. Salazar - Real Estate
Andrew G. Schultz - Litigation: General Commercial
Tracy Sprouls - Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Thomas L. Stahl - Labor & Employment
Aaron C. Viets – Labor & Employment
Charles J. Vigil – Labor & Employment
Chambers bases its rankings on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
Benchmark Litigation-The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys has listed Rodey Law Firm as a “Highly Recommended Litigation Firm”. The “Highly Recommended” distinction is Benchmark’s top honor. These Rodey attorneys have been named “Litigation Stars” for their expertise and experience in litigation:
Cristina Adams, Jeff Lowry and Tom Outler have been named “Future Litigation Stars”.
Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the US litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.
U.S. News and World Report and The Best Lawyers in America have named Rodey one of the best law firms in New Mexico. Rodey received 45 metropolitan first-tier rankings. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Rodey received first tier rankings in Albuquerque in these areas:
Banking and Finance Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Tax
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Rodey received first tier rankings in Santa Fe in these areas:
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Native American Law
Natural Resources Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tier One Rankings are based on overall evaluations of law firms which are derived from a combination of clients’ feedback, as well as feedback from other law firms in the same practice areas.
For over a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession. Martindale's Peer Review Ratings play an integral role in this service to the legal community. Buyers of legal services, as well as those making referrals, consider Peer Review Ratings invaluable when evaluating a lawyer. Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Our attorneys consistently receive top ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.
Our excellence, expertise and experience are recognized by the organizations of which we are members. Drawing its members from the best law firms throughout the world, Lex Mundi, an international consortium of independent law firms, invited Rodey to join in 1989. As a charter member and the only New Mexico member, we have enjoyed an uninterrupted association with this highly esteemed organization.
The Harmonie Group is a North American network of independent law firms offering expertise in serving insurance companies, risk retention groups, self insureds and insureds. The Rodey Law Firm, New Mexico's member, has been a part of the Harmonie Group since 1995.
The outstanding quality of Rodey attorneys is recognized by professional organizations including the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Real Estate Attorneys, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Health Lawyers Association.