Keith C. Mier

Keith C. Mier

KEITH C. MIER is a member of the firm's litigation group. He practices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, primarily in labor and employment law, commercial litigation, healthcare, corrections litigation, Indian law, education law, creditor rights and water law.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Mier worked in legal consulting in the public sector, primarily in labor relations, defense of grievances, EEOC charges, Human Rights Division charges, Department of Labor charges, Department of Justice charges, employment issues, conflict resolution, contract negotiations and administration, and compensation issues; human resources consulting; and collective bargaining issues.

Mr. Mier served in the United States Navy, retiring in 2007 as a highly decorated lieutenant.  He served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Spain, Japan, and a number of other countries in the Middle East, Asia and West Africa.

Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2014

Education

  • University of New Mexico Law School, 2013, J.D.
  • United States Navy Supply Corps School, 2000, (Navy Business School)
  • United States Naval Academy, 1999, B.S.

Publications & Speeches

  • "Employer Notices and Other Need-to-Know Information," presented at "Navigating the ACA for Employers" seminar, Sterling Educational Services, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 26, 2015
  • "Ethical Considerations for Employers and Attorneys," presented at "Navigating the ACA for Employers" seminar, Sterling Educational Services, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 26, 2015

Recognitions

  • Tribal Law Journal Editorial Board (2013-2014)
  • Dean's List and Honor Roll (UNM Law)
  • Varsity Football Letterman (U.S. Naval Academy)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of New Mexico Commission on Professionalism
  • Veterans Free Legal Clinic
  • YMCA Board of Directors

Representative Experience

Among other types of client services, Mr. Mier has:

  • Provided legal and consulting services predominantly in the public sector in the areas of labor relations.
  • Investigated and responded to Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges before the National Labor Relations Board, and Prohibited Practice (PPC) charges before the New Mexico Public Employees Labor Relations Board.
  • Provided legal and consulting services in human resource management, defense of grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges, Human Rights Division relations and employment issues training, drafting labor relations policies, conflict resolutions, contract negotiations, contract administration, compensation and classification studies, and compensation administration.
  • The majority of business focused on the representation of municipalities, counties, school districts, colleges, and universities throughout New Mexico.
  • Acted as chief negotiator representing employers during collective bargaining negotiations including private employers, school districts, counties and cities.
  • Provided consulting services to a variety of organizations in the areas of human resource management and organizational effectiveness including policy and procedure development, position classification, and job analysis, training and management development, staff analysis, organizational development and selection, compensation administration, and positive employee relations.
  • Conducted a variety of job function analyses, position classification and compensation plan development studies. Using a systematic approach, work activities are studied and arranged into organized series and groupings according to established criteria based on the nature of work performed, the variety and scope of responsibilities, level of independence and authority and, where appropriate, the level of supervisory responsibility.