In addition, I have represented clients in accounting related disputes and litigation, where my background as a Certified Public Accountant has been invaluable. Reported cases: Saavedra v. Thomson, 114 NM 718, 845 P.2d 812 (S. Ct. 1992) (Civil Procedure, judicial disqualification), and Reule Sun Corporation v. Valles, 2008 NMCA 115, 191 P.3d 1197 (Ct. App. 2008) (Construction contracts, construction licensing, independent contractor v. employee).

Other Reported Cases

Garcia v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, 2007 NMCA 42, 156 P.3d 712, 2007 N.M. App. LEXIS 20 (N.M. Ct. App. 2007), affirmed 2008 NMSC 18, 182 P.3d 113, 2008 N.M. LEXIS 189 (N.M. Sup. Ct. 2008) (Insurance law, duty to defend, and probate matters).

Pollock v. N.M. Highway and Transportation Dept. , 1999 NMCA-083, 984 P.2d 768 (Ct. App. 1999). (Negligence and highway maintenance).

Saavedra v. Thomson, 114 N.M. 718; 845 P.2d 812; 1992 N.M. LEXIS 316; 32 N.M. St. B. Bull. 35 (S. Ct. 1992) (Civil procedure, judicial disqualification).

Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. C.R. Gurule, Inc., 148 F. Supp. 3d 1206, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162689 (D.N.M. Oct. 31, 2015)  (Insurance, unfair trade practices.  Federal jurisdiction declined under the 28 USC §2201 factors because in the circumstances of this case, the state court could better resolve the parties’ dispute.)

Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. C.R. Gurule, Inc., 156 F. Supp. 3d 1308, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5729 (D.N.M. Jan.  4, 2016), (Court did not err in dismissing case in deference to state-court proceedings, because the state court’s speed was only one factor among many that the court considered.  Case involved substantial state law issues that had been pending before a court that could resolve all of the parties’ claims in one case.)