Hinkle Shanor LLP

Our History

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we are proud to hold the distinction of being one of the largest and most established law firms in the Southwest. The firm traces its roots back to the first law firm in the Pecos Valley area of New Mexico. Founded in Roswell in 1888, we have undergone extensive evolution over the course of more than a century while retaining our proud heritage.

The firm's growth has been shaped by the oil- and gas-rich region we serve in the Permian Basin. New Mexico's oil boom in the 1920s led to the firm's representation of Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now ExxonMobil) and other natural resources companies. Members of our firm were pioneers in crafting the state's oil, gas and water legislation, much of which remains in effect today.

Our Legacy

The firm remains rooted in a legacy of excellence spanning more than 125 years. Our legal team consists of experienced, dedicated practitioners who excel in their fields. Our attorneys possess the industry insight necessary for meeting the diverse legal needs of our clientele.

Our Practice Areas

The firm's geographic birthplace in the Pecos Valley and Permian Basin continues to drive our stability and success. Environmental and natural resources law remain core practice areas. We house a premier oil and gas practice serving clients throughout New Mexico. We also serve business and government clients in a broad range of civil practice areas.

Our lawyers provide innovative legal solutions for individuals, businesses and government entities across the Southwest. We also partner with in-house counsel for companies nationwide.

Contact Us

Contact the firm to learn more about our legal services. We offer four convenient offices in Roswell, Santa Fe and Artesia as well as in New Mexico.