John Samore

John Samore

When your future is at risk, you need an aggressive, experienced defense
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • New Mexico
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Stephen Aarons September 2, 2018
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An experienced, top-drawer criminal defense lawyer who practices throughout northern New Mexico in state and federal courts.
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For almost thirty years, John Samore has emphasized professional competence and personal service. After ten years in a general law, Mr. Samore focused his practice almost entirely on two challenging areas: families in crisis and defending persons accused of criminal conduct.

Mr. Samore acquired his appreciation for the law from his father, Edward, who practiced 57 years. Both gentlemen graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law. Admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989, John Samore has effectively represented almost 1000 accused of criminal conduct and handled 300 family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, and time-sharing. As with any of the state's best attorneys, his clients have found successful results at the trial, pre-trial, and appellate levels. He believes a case is built by personally working closely with each client. Respect for the personal struggle of the entire families is always a paramount concern

Mr. Samore has served as member or officer of many recognized professional organizations including the Medical Review Panel, New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Association, and the state bar. He twice served terms as Chair of the Medical Review Panel, New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Association, Professionalism Committee for nine years, and Fee Arbitration Committee for sixteen years. He has his Masters Degree in Business Labor Law and J. D. from University of Iowa in 1980 and was admitted to United States Supreme Court 1981, New Mexico Bar 1989. Mr. Samore has spoken to professional organizations on various matters including trial practice, minority representation, and defending DWI.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    White Collar Crime
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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8th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Samore Law
- Current
University of Iowa
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Distinguished, Very High Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Professional Associations
New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Association
Chair of the Medical Review Panel
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NM Criminal Defense Attorney Association
Professionalism Committee
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NM Criminal Defense Attorney Association
Fee Arbitration Committee
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New Mexico State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Plenary presentation on Journalism, Law, and Ethics, New Mexico Bar Annual Meeting, New Mexico
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John Samore presented at New Mexico Bar Annual Meeting with Sam Donaldson, Former ABC White House Correspondent and Scott Gordon of Rodey Law Firm on a Plenary presentation regarding Journalism, Law, and Ethics
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Contact & Map
300 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 244-0450
Fax: (505) 938-1302
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