Lynn E. Mostoller

Lynn E. Mostoller


LYNN E. MOSTOLLER practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, regulatory and administrative law, renewable energy project development, employment law, contested probate matters, and appeals. Her experience with commercial clients and public agencies includes regulatory matters such as rulemaking, enforcement proceedings, and administrative litigation, and appeals involving various boards, commissions and agencies. She has litigation experience in jury trials and non-jury trials. Lynn has experience with insurance defense, contract disputes, shareholder and partner disputes, federal and state appeals, and plaintiff and defense work. She has handled complex cases in contested probate, conservatorship, and guardianship probate matters. Lynn graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law with the highest cumulative grade point average on record at that time. In 2004, she clerked for Judge Harris Hartz at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.



  • New Mexico, 2004
  • Federal District Court, District of New Mexico, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit, 2004


  • University of New Mexico Law School, 2004, J.D., summa cum laude
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1991, M.M.
  • Eastman School of Music, 1989, B.M. with high distinction

Publications & Speeches

  • Panelist: “Energy Projects Permitting Deep Dive: Understanding Key Environmental Permits in Light of Proposed Permitting Reforms,” October 11, 2022, Energy Bar Association 2022 Mid-Year Energy Forum, Washington, D.C. Emily P. Mallen, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP – Moderator; Edward Boling, Partner, Perkins Coie, John Cossa, General Counsel, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, and Alexander Herrgott President and CEO, The Permitting Institute – Co-Panelists.
  • Author: “Freedom of Speech and Freedom from Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment in Public Schools:  The Nexus between Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District and Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, 33 N.M.L.R. 533,” Summer 2003. (Student Comment)

Appellate Opinions

  • Griego v. Oliver, 2014-NMSC-003, 316 P.3d 865.
  • Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock, 2013-NMSC-040, 309 P.3d 53 (representing Amicus Curiae New Mexico Small Businesses in support of Plaintiff Vanessa Willock).
  • Arredondo v. Locklear, 462 F.3d 1292 (10th Cir. 2006).


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2024
  • Top 3 General Attorneys, Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Super Lawyers
  • Order of the Coif
  • ACLU-NM Guardian of Liberty Award, 2013
  • Leadership Albuquerque, Class of 2013
  • University of New Mexico Clinical Honors
  • Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award
  • Westlaw Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Third Year Class
  • American Legal Publishing Corporation Award to the Outstanding Third Year Student
  • Student Articles Editor, New Mexico Law Review, 2003-2004



Professional & Community Involvement

  • Supreme Court of New Mexico’s Code of Judicial Conduct Committee, Appointee
  • Sutin, Thayer & Browne, Board of Directors
  • International Women’s Brass Conference, Treasurer
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Second Trombone
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association

Representative Experience

  • Lead attorney for the Western Spirit Transmission Project, a public-private enterprise that spans 155 miles and five New Mexico counties, providing 800 MW of wind energy to western markets.
  • $2.4 million jury verdict in contract dispute involving intellectual property agent and licensing issues
  • Resolution of a contract litigation between the Continental Divide Electric Cooperative and the City of Gallup
  • Successfully acquired emergency relief from the NMPRC for LightStar Renewables in the Community Solar bidding process
  • General counsel for Santa Fe Community College
  • General counsel for the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority
  • Representation of individuals and fiduciaries in several complex contested probate matters
  • Hearing officer work on behalf of the New Mexico Department of Health

“Lynn is a fantastic lawyer. She is incredibly intelligent, very motivated and does thorough research for her cases.”

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