— By Gregg Vance Fallick
For more than two decades most of my clients have been referred to me by other lawyers, and a number of those clients have been lawyers themselves. I take pride in these facts. Lawyers do not select trial lawyers the way they choose aftershave or wristwatches; that is, from slick marketing campaigns, billboards, and television commercials. Lawyers select trial lawyers for themselves and their clients by gathering the information necessary to evaluate the quality of legal representation they can expect. In my opinion, that is the only intelligent way to select a trial lawyer, particularly in a high-stakes case.
I also take pride in my preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell's rating service has been relied upon for more than a century by lawyers, corporate counsel, and others seeking lawyers throughout the United States and beyond. Please refer to my Martindale-Hubbell rating, as well as this detailed explanation of Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating process.
Most of all, I take great pride in the unsolicited statements of appreciation I receive from clients and colleagues. These statements are about more than just legal ability; they evidence my complete and undivided loyalty to my clients. Every move I make – start to finish – is grounded on one principle: Your success is my success. I will do everything in my power to solve your legal problem as efficiently and effectively as possible. In contrast, when clients select the wrong lawyers, their cases get very different treatment. See article excerpts (describing how supposedly "good" and “successful” lawyers multiply their clients’ legal problems, instead of solving them). For this reason too, I consider it well worth the time and effort required to select your trial lawyer wisely.
You can find details about my background, experience, and credentials here. Some of the highlights are: In 1984 I graduated at the top of my class from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League institution founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1774. I spent one year after law school as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Collins J. Seitz, the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. I have been a trial lawyer for the three decades since my clerkship. I successfully tried my first case in 1985 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following my time at the United States Attorney’s Office, I was employed as a trial lawyer at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, an international law firm based in Philadelphia. I moved to New Mexico in 1992 and opened my own law office that year.
Since 1992 my clients have including a number of businesses and other entities, large and small, including Barclays Bank PLC, EquiFirst Corporation, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Scripps Howard, Inc., the New Mexico Tribune Company, Outback Steakhouse, SAP, Presbyterian Healthcare Systems, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Mescalero Apache Tribe, Dillard’s and High Desert Investment Corporation. I also have represented famed newsman Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize Winner Eileen Welsome, and Wen Ho Lee. But I spend most days representing individuals who are neither famous nor wealthy — including lawyers, accountants, doctors, other professionals, business owners, and personal injury victims – who need my help solving serious legal problems as quickly and painlessly as possible, while hoping to maintain their dignity and privacy throughout the process.
The legal work I have done for my clients in the past provides a good indication of the quality of work you can expect from me. Therefore, I am providing samples of my work — including court filings, transcripts, and audio recordings of witness examinations — for you to review here.
Practice Limited To High-Stakes Trials, Pretrial Litigation And Related Matters, Including Plaintiff’s Contingency Fee Business Disputes, Complex Commercial Litigation, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Class Actions, White Collar Criminal Defense, First Amendment And Defamation, Professional Licensing Hearings, Whistleblower Cases, Qui Tam Actions, Commercial Real Estate Disputes, Tax Litigation, Trust, Estate And Will Challenges, Security Clearance Proceedings, And Appeals.
Representing Clients In All Cities And Towns Throughout New Mexico, Including: Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Aztec, Belen, Bloomfield, Carlsbad, Chama, Corona, Clovis, Cloudcroft, Cuba, Deming, Espanola, Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Hatch, Hobbs, Jemez Springs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Lordsburg, Lovington, Magdelana, Moriarty, Ojo Caliente, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Silver City, Socorro, T Or C, Taos And Tularosa.