Thomas A. Sandenaw, Jr.

Sandenaw Law Firm, P.C.
2951 Roadrunner Parkway
Las Cruces, NM

Phone: 5755227500
Fax: 5755225544
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Class of 1999 - 97-99,State Chair - 11/975/2017-,Mandatory CLE Compliance Committee Chair - 2001-2008, 2009 -,Annual Meeting Marketing Committee - 2010, 2011

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Practice and Personal Background

Thomas A. Sandenaw, Jr. graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1967. Mr. Sandenaw has a varied background in business including ownership and management of radio stations between 1958 1963. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Sandenaw completed a one year clerkship at the New Mexico Supreme Court (for Justice Carmody) before entering the full time practice of law. He was a part-time U.S. Magistrate between 1971 and 1977, and a State District Court Judge, 1977 1979. Over the years, Mr. Sandenaw has been a distinguished member of the American Inns of Court (President, 2004-06), the Dona Ana County Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1967-68; Board Member, Family Law Section, 1983-86; Trial Practice Section Chairman, 1987-88; and Member, Board of Directors, Trial Practice Section, 1990-94); Member New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization 1998-2007 (Chairman, 2004-07); Bar Association of the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, serving on the Board of Directors, from 1984-2002; Secretary from 1984-85; Vice President in 1985-96 and President 1987-88. He is also a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, where he served on the Executive Council; American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys as a Diplomat since 1996; New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization Recognized Specialist in Civil Trials; and Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Meetings Attended

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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Sandenaw Law Firm, P.C.

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