Alison K. Goodwin

Alison K. Goodwin

ALISON K. GOODWIN is a member of the firm's litigation group. She concentrates her practice in health law, commercial litigation, and appellate work. Prior to joining Sutin, Thayer & Browne, she served as a judicial law clerk to Judge M. Monica Zamora in the New Mexico Court of Appeals. During her tenure there, Alison regularly collaborated with judges and fellow law clerks regarding complex legal issues and researched and drafted appellate court opinions. 

In her work as a law student, Alison was a research assistant to Professor Robert Schwartz, performing research regarding adolescent consent in human subject research and assisting with updating a health law hornbook. She also worked as a law clerk at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Office of University Counsel where she researched and drafted memoranda regarding medical malpractice litigation and legislative issues on healthcare. 

Alison earned a B.A. in English and Political Science, graduating cum laude from the University of Oregon where she became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude


  • New Mexico, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2020
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2021


  • University of New Mexico Law School, 2018, J.D., magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, New Mexico Law Review
  • University of Oregon, 2015, B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Publications & Speeches


  • Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the State Bar of New Mexico’s Health Law Section, 2020-present
  • New Mexico Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Tort Scholar Award
  • Justice Irwin S. Moise Merit-Based Scholarship
  • Sam & Frances Dazzo Scholarship
  • Carl P. Dunifon and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship
  • CALI Awards (for top grades): Torts, Elements of Legal Argumentation I
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society