Careers for Lawyers

If you are currently working in the Mountain West, the chances are good that you have met a Sutin lawyer or two along the way or heard good things about our work. Maybe it has piqued your interest in joining our ranks. We are always on the lookout for talented, experienced laterals who fill a specific need or fit well with the direction of the Firm.

Every new lawyer is hired with the expectation that his or her development will result in shareholdership. In fact, many of the laterals we have hired in previous years have become members of Firm leadership and currently hold most of the Firm’s top offices.

If you would like to explore working in our rewarding, collaborative environment, please send a letter of interest, résumé and writing sample to both:

In addition to working alongside some of the top legal minds in the region, we offer competitive salaries and an exemplary benefits package. We encourage out-of-state applicants to discuss their connection to New Mexico in their application packages.


Current Openings

Associate Attorney – Civil Litigation

Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC is looking to hire a full-time Associate Attorney with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience for our Litigation practice. Interest in commercial and governmental law is a plus.

All candidates should visit our website and view our Practice Areas webpage, as well as our Careers webpage for instructions on how to apply.


Under the direction of several attorneys, this position is responsible for performing professional, timely, competent, and cost effective legal services to the firm’s clients.

Primary Responsibilities

Ability to handle a claim or lawsuit or transactional matter with some supervision.  Includes learning, understanding and retaining facts and issues, paying close attention to detail, anticipating important tasks to do, formulating a litigation or transaction plan, preparing litigation or transaction budgets as necessary, having early and continuing intelligent and cost effective approaches to resolving conflicts and closing or settling the matter, staying in close and regular contact with the supervising lawyer, accomplishing the tasks in a timely manner (including keeping the supervising lawyer informed and presenting drafts in a timely manner to the supervising lawyer), tying together loose ends, producing good quality work, without missing important facts, issues and tasks.


  • Must be licensed to practice law in New Mexico
  • Must have excellent legal writing, research, and oral communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and prioritizing abilities
  • Civil litigation experience required
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starting nature
  • Must maintain client confidentiality
  • Must have the ability to use initiative and good judgement in working independently as well as in a team
  • Must be able to perform all duties with minimal supervision


  • Full benefits package and competitive pay

About Sutin, Thayer & Browne, APC

Sutin, Thayer & Browne is a respected, established law firm known for providing high-quality services. The firm is rich in its history and its wide array of exceptional lawyers. It was established in 1946 and currently provides a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals in transaction and litigation settings.

EEO Statement

Sutin, Thayer & Browne provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, spousal affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.



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