The firm is pleased to announce that three of its lawyers have earned Super Lawyers recognition for 2018. They are Super Lawyer Benjamin E. Thomas and Super Lawyer Rising Stars Katharine C. Downey and Tina Muscarella Gooch.
Ben Thomas is president and CEO of the firm. He practices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, primarily in commercial litigation, employment law, creditor rights and civil rights litigation, representing businesses and individuals in a broad range of litigation and disputes. Ben is also the legal instructor for the Western States School of Banking, educating bankers on the basics of banking and foreclosure law. He also teaches seminars to lawyers and creditors on the entire foreclosure process. Ben has specific experience in guiding banks through the purchase of other financial institutions and transfer of loans.
Katie Downey belongs to the firm’s litigation group. She practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditor rights, employment law, education law and insurance defense. She has assisted clients in commercial foreclosure matters, has represented financial institutions in lender liability defense cases, and has protected creditors’ rights in and out of bankruptcy.
Tina Gooch also belongs to the firm’s litigation group. She has ten years’ experience in New Mexico representing a variety of clients in civil and commercial litigation, including in the practice areas of employment law, surety law, construction law and constitutional law claims.
Super Lawyers is a highly regarded publication with independent lawyer review services. Lawyers may not purchase a presence in the reviews. From its website: “Super Lawyers selects lawyers using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.”