Sunnie R. Richardson

Associate, Roswell

Sunnie Richardson is an associate attorney in the Roswell, New Mexico office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. All of her education has been obtained from New Mexico schools and she is proud to call New Mexico home. Sunnie’s background in archaeology has helped to develop a deep interest in state and federal lands and the legal issues that result from state, tribal, and federal ownership. 

Past Employment

  • Intern at the Office of the Solicitors, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Field Landman in the Permian & San Juan Basin
  • Intern at the New Mexico Supreme Court with Justice Barbara J. Vigil

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law from The University of New Mexico, School of Law

Pro Bono

  • Volunteers with local high school Mock Trial Team
  • Regularly volunteers in pro bono events helping members of the community


  • The University of New Mexico, School of Law
    • Graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate in 2019
    • Treasurer of the Women’s Law Caucus
    • Law School Representative to the Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • New Mexico State University
    • Graduated with a Master of Arts in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Southwest Archaeology in 2019
    • ASNMSU Graduate College Senator
  • New Mexico State University
    • Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2012
    • ASNMSU Director of Intramural and Athletic Relations


  • Member of Pi Beta Phi sorority

Bar Admissions

  • The New Mexico Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member of the American Association of Professional Landmen