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Kirk Chavez

Chavez Law; Partner
  • Criminal Law
  • New Mexico
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Summary

Private Attorney. Partner; Chavez Law. New Mexico native. Holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from New Mexico State University (B.S.W. 1995, M.S.W. 2001). Holds Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico (J.D. 2004, Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif). Master's Level Social Worker. United States Air Force (1996-2001) (Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Support); Tops in Blue, 1989). Born: Warwick, Rhode Island (1964). Graduated: Kaiserslautern American High School; Kaiserslautern, Germany (1982). Father: Joe Manuel Chavez (Santa Rosa, NM). Mother: Phyllis Carlene Chavez (Carter) (Milton, West Virginia).

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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Professional Experience
Partner
Chavez Law
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Practicing in all areas of law, with a concentration in Criminal Law.
Deputy District Attorney
Tenth Judicial District Attorney's Office
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Prosecuting all levels of crime
Wayland Baptist University
Adjunct Professor
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Taught a variety of courses in Criminal Law and Procedure.
Deputy District Attorney
Ninth and Tenth Judicial District Attorney's Office
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Prosecute all levels of crime.
Private Attorney
Lopez and Associates-Silver City, New Mexico
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Private Practice in the areas of criminal and civil law.
Law Clerk to the The Honorable Lynn Pickard
New Mexico Court of Appeals-Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Social Worker
Children, Youth, Families Dept.-Tucumcari and Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Intake Social Worker for Statewide Central Intake, Child Abuse Investigator, Adult Protective Services Social Worker.
Airman
United States Air Force-Ramstein Air Force Base (Germany)
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Tops in Blue 1989-1990; Worlwide Talent Winner, 1989; United States Air Force European Showcase.
Education
University of New Mexico
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Order of the Coif.
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New Mexico State University
M.S.W. | Social Work
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New Mexico State University
B.S.W. | Social Work
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Awards
Margaret Keiper Dailey Award
New Mexico School of Law
Recognizes an outstanding student who shows awareness for social problems, people in trouble, and equal justice for all.
Dean's Award
New Mexico School of Law
Recognizes a student who provides outstanding contribution to the law school community.
Rodey Scholarship
New Mexico School of Law
Awarded to the first-year law student who demonstrates the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the practice of law.
Air Force Achievement Medal
United States Air Force
Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
United States Air Force
Outstanding Unit Medal
United States Air Force
Roger Recipient-Tops In Blue (1989)
United States Air Force
European Showcase (1988)
United States Air Force
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
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New Mexico State Bar
Member
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Federalist Society-University of New Mexico Chapter
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
De Leon v. Hartley
New Mexico Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Kirk Chavez
Contact & Map
Chavez law
Hobbs, NM, USA
Telephone: (575) 942-5371
Cell: (575) 942-5371
Fax: (575) 393-0546