Stuart D. Shanor

Stuart D. Shanor

Partner
Location:
Roswell, New Mexico
Phone:
575-622-6510
Fax:
575-623-9332
Email:

Stuart D. Shanor is a senior partner in the Roswell office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. His practice primarily involves commercial litigation, including products liability, employment cases, mediation and arbitration. Mr. Shanor has served on the Executive Committee of the Firm and as the Partner in Charge of the Roswell office. He serves as Loss Prevention Partner for the firm.

Mr. Shanor received his B.A. Degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1959, and his J.D. Degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1962. While at Michigan he was a member of the Barristers Society.

Following graduation from Law School, Mr. Shanor joined the Cleveland, Ohio Law Firm of Thompson, Hine & Flory and was affiliated with this firm until 1966 when he relocated to New Mexico and joined the predecessor firm to Hinkle Shanor LLP.

He is a member of the Chaves County, New Mexico, and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Claims, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Supreme Court. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a charter member of the New Mexico Bar Foundation, and a member and former regional Chairman for the United States Supreme Court Historical Society. He served as Chairman of the New Mexico Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Advertising, as Co-Chairman of the Supreme Court Task Force on The Code of Professional Responsibility, and as Chairman of the Task Force on Professionalism. He is a Review Officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board. He is a former member of the Uniform Jury Instruction Committee of the New Mexico Supreme Court.

He serves as a member of the New Mexico Client Protection Fund Commission, and the Fair Judicial Elections Commission. Mr. Shanor is a former member and subcommittee chairman of the Committee on Admissions and Disciplinary Proceedings for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Tenth Circuit Historical Society. He also is a fellow, past President and ex officio member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former President of the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He was a founder and the counselor of the George L. Reese, Jr. American Inn of Court. He is the year 2000 recipient of the Professionalism Award of the State Bar of New Mexico. Mr. Shanor has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 1989 in the area of business Litigation. He is listed in Chambers USA and in Super Lawyers of the Southwest.

Mr. Shanor is a former President of the Board of Education of the Roswell Independent School District, and a former Chairman of the Roswell Planning And Zoning Commission and the Extraterritorial Zoning Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Roswell Girls Club, and is a past President of the Roswell Kiwanis Club. He is President of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Foundation and is former member and Senior Warden of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Vestry. He is a former director of United New Mexico Bank of Roswell, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. He is a member of the New Mexico Amigos.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Cases
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1962
  • New Mexico, 1967
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1962
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1959
    • Honors: Blue Key, Pick and Pen, Skull and Chain

Representative Clients

  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • New Mexico Medical Surgical Hospital, LLC
  • Goodyear Dunlop Tire Company

References

  • United New Mexico Bank, Doug Ylarraz, President
  • Pioneer Savings & Trust, George Mitchell, President

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Professionalism Award
  • Chambers USA and in Super Lawyers of the Southwest
  • Best Lawyers 2014 – Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2014 – Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2014 - Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers 2014 - Mediation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United New Mexico Bank, 1974 - 1989
  • New Mexico Client Protection Fund Commission, Member
  • Fair Judicial Elections Commission, Member
  • Committee on Admissions and Disciplinary, Member
  • Tenth Circuit Historical Society, Member
  • Board of Regents of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Past President and ex officio member
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • Board of Trustees of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Former Member
  • New Mexico Amigos, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cleveland, Ohio Law Firm of Thompson, Hine & Flory

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi