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Michael Schwarz

  • Employment Law, Civil Rights
  • New Mexico
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Michael Schwarz is sole practitioner in Santa Fe representing employees in employment matters. He also represents small employers in employment matters. He served as a consultative member on the Restatement (Third) of Employment Law, published in 2015 and currently serves on American Law Institutes of Principles of Government Ethics. He served on West Publishing Editorial Board.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending on the case: contingency and hourly arrangements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice
New Mexico Supreme Court
Cambridge University
D.L.S. (1981) | Law
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University of New Mexico
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers in America
In the area of employment law for Santa Fe. Only one lawyer is annually selected.
Professionalism Award
State Bar of New Mexico
Highest award awarded by the State Bar of New Mexico
Certificates for Maintaining the Highest Ethical Standards
New Mexico Supreme Court
Numerous years
Best Lawyers in America
Woodward & White
Numerous Years
SuperLawyers of the Southwest
Thompson Reuters
Numerous Years
Professional Associations
American Law Institute
Consultative Member
Activities: Restatement (Third) of Employment Law
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New Mexico Trial Lawyers
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American Bar Association
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National Employment Lawyers Association
- Current
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New Mexico Supreme Court
Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
Activities: Member and served as Chair
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U.S. District Court for New Mexico
Member, Civil Rules Committee
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State Bar of New Mexico
Employment and Labor Section
Activities: Served as Chair for part of this appointment
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Articles & Publications
Caculating Federal and State Adverse Tax Consequences
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Ethical Issues in Dealing with Pro Se Litigants
Defense Lawyer's Association
New Mexico Appellate Practice Manual (Second Ed)
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Investigation and Development from Initial Interview through Discovery
State Bar of New Mexico
Hot Topics in Employment Law: Discovery Wars and Motion Sickness
State Bar of New Mexico
Qualified Immunity: The Meaning of Clearly Established Law
21 NMTLA J. 1 No. 4
Investigation of Claims: A Plaintiffs Perspective, the Civil Rights Act of 1991
State Bar of New Mexico
Ethical Duties of a Lawyer During Discovery and at Trial
State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ethical Considerations, Sanctions, Discovery Abuse and the Attorney's Duties
New Mexico Trial Lawyer's Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Civil Damages in Police Misconduct Case
ATLA and Western Trial Lawyers Association, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Malpractice: Managing Your Defense
253 J. AMA 660
Principles and Practice of Medical Jurisprudence
312 New England J. Medicine 999
Social Security
70 ABA J 104
A Survey of Recentl Developments in the United States Social Security Disabiltiy Law
12 Rivista Giuridica del Lavoro e dell Previdenza Sociale 355
Law and Bioethics
307 New England J. Medicine 382
Long Term Sickness Certification Problems
49 Medico-Legal J. 37
A Practiioner's Guide to the Color of Title Act
20 Nat. Res. J. 681
Adjudication Process under U.S. Social Sedcurity Disability Law
32 ABA Adm. L. Rev. 555 (1980)
Mineral and Surface Rights under the Doctrine of Accretion
20 Nat. Res. J. 1999
Board Certified in Employment and Labor Law
New Mexico Supreme Court
Contact & Map
P.O. Box 1656
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1656
Telephone: (505) 988-2053
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