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Tort Defense & Complex Commercial Litigation

Litigation can take a financial toll on businesses and government entities.


Litigation can take a financial toll on businesses and government entities.

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we provide strategic legal counsel in litigation defense to protect clients’ financial resources.

Our elite legal team defends clients’ interests in state and federal court, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Since 1888, our firm has built a reputation for excellence, drawing on a legacy that spans more than a century.

Representing Clients In The Private And Public Sectors

Our clients include businesses in diverse industries, from natural resources to health care to agriculture. We also represent municipalities and government entities in minimizing exposure to liability. The firm has a long-standing history of defending public entities and preserving government resources.

We understand the business and financial objectives that often shape decision-making when confronting litigation. Our attorneys draw on extensive experience and in-depth legal knowledge to provide valuable legal guidance.

Comprehensive Litigation Services

We defend clients facing a broad range of tort actions, including:

  • Property damage claims

  • Industrial accidents and injuries

  • Product liability claims

  • Premises liability claims

  • Business torts

  • Toxic torts

  • Defamation

  • Fraud-related claims

  • Professional malpractice, including architectural and engineering

  • Wrongful death claims

  • Insurance bad faith claims

The firm also represents clients in complex commercial litigation.

Insurance Defense | Partnering With In-House Counsel

Our attorneys routinely partner with in-house counsel to defend corporate and government clients under insurance policies. Major areas of practice include injuries and accidents that occur in connection with oil and gas activities as well as agricultural businesses. We provide skilled representation in crafting legal strategies that are tailored to accomplish clients’ goals, whether through traditional litigation, alternative dispute resolution or settlement negotiations.

Contact Us

For more information about our tort defense and commercial litigation practice, please contact the firm online or call one of our offices. Our tort defense lawyers represent clients throughout New Mexico, and we serve as local counsel for businesses nationwide.

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