Tort & Commercial Litigation

Resolving legal disputes

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, our litigation attorneys provide strategic legal counsel in a broad range of practice areas.

The firm’s legal team includes skilled litigators with extensive experience handling sophisticated matters in state and federal courts. We represent diverse clientele in the public and private sectors both locally and nationwide.

Comprehensive Litigation Practice

In each of these areas, we are adept at resolving legal disputes in an efficient manner, and we are well-positioned to provide business-savvy counsel. Our attorneys draw on experience and industry insight to develop sophisticated legal solutions. We also routinely partner with in-house counsel to provide representation in local litigation for companies nationwide.

Our civil litigation services span numerous legal fields, with a particular emphasis on:


We represent creditors and bankruptcy trustees throughout New Mexico.

Class Action Cases

The firm’s lawyers have experience handling nuanced class action cases in federal courts.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Our experienced litigators represent businesses in all types of litigation before state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Environmental Litigation

We assist in prosecuting or defending against environmental claims ranging from CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) defense to contamination claims to personal injury claims stemming from hazardous waste disposal.

Government Liability

The firm represents federal and state government entities in litigation and risk management, including defense against civil rights and tort claims. We also have extensive experience representing municipalities.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Our litigators skillfully defend physicians, professional practices, clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities in medical malpractice cases.

Oil & Gas Litigation

The firm’s roots in the oil- and gas-rich Permian Basin have guided our growth and success over the course of more than a century. Our clients include oil and gas companies and others in the natural resources industries.

Tort Defense

Our lawyers defend clients facing all types of tort claims, including product liability, personal injury and medical malpractice. The firm also handles insurance defense.

Water Law

We represent developers, agribusinesses, oil and gas companies, energy companies and other clients in disputes over water rights.