Professional Achievements

  • Named Lawyer of the Year, in New Mexico by Best Lawyers (peer recognition), 2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1995-present)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law (1995-present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition for expertise and experience in civil litigation defense (2007-present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for expertise and experience in civil litigation defense (2007-2012)
  • Hearing Committee Member for the NM Disciplinary Board (serving as formal hearing adjudicator), 2016 to present


  • Northern Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1976



Professional Experience

Mr. Shane is a founder and shareholder in the firm.  Mr. Shane’s trial practice emphasizes the defense of civil lawsuits involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, civil rights, premises liability, first-party defense of insurance bad faith/breach of contract claims, employment law, and employers’ liability.

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of New Mexico, 1980
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1980
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of New Mexico (Past Chairperson)
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