- New Mexico trial lawyer since 1980
- Southwest Superlawyers Top 25 lawyers in NM
- Albuquerque Magazine Rated Top 10 lawyers
- Member of Inner Circle – US 100 Top Trial Lawyers
- Gave birth to daughter, Heather, in 1980, the day before a 3-day bar examination.
- Once cross-examined a lying witness so thoroughly, he threw up on the stand!
- Left a defendant’s pretentious Beverly Hills doctor/expert standing in front of the jury covered with post-its and clutching a grapefruit to his chest
- Inner Circle: 2005 – Present (Best 100 plaintiff’s lawyers in the US)
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers: 2005 – Present
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL): 2004 – Present
- New Mexico Innocence Project
- State Bar of New Mexico
- US District Court (Federal Court) New Mexico and Colorado
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