THE FIRM This four-lawyer group regularly represents public and private organizations, both large and small, in employment and litigation matters. Recent work highlights include the successful defense of several administrative claims of age, race, national origin and gender discrimination, and unemployment compensation for PNM Resources. In another significant case, the team prevailed on all issues in a four-plaintiff lawsuit for wrongful discharge and violation of civil rights on behalf of New Mexico Lottery. Other clients include Presbyterian Healthcare, Western Assurance and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.
Sources Say: “Though aggressive in defending clients, it is the work the lawyers do before cases reach litigation that really impresses me. They have repeatedly proven themselves, and have thoroughly learned the ins-and-outs of our business to better serve us.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Robert Conklin is the firm’s most senior member. He focuses on employment law, civil rights law and utility and general litigation. Clients praise his “professional and calming demeanor.” Jacqueline Woodcock is renowned for her advice to employers on wage and hour issues, disciplining and terminating employees and acts such as FLSA, ADA and FMLA. Clients appreciate her “empathetic manner.” John Ziegler is praised for “always getting right to the heart of the matter and explaining the intricacies of local law clearly.” His practice spans employment law, civil rights litigation, tort litigation, insurance coverage matters and general disputes. Numerous clients praised his responsiveness and sensitivity regarding billing.
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