Keith C. Mier

Keith C. Mier

KEITH C. MIER is an AV-rated firm shareholder and member of its litigation group. He practices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, primarily in labor law, employment law, education law, commercial litigation, healthcare, corrections litigation, Indian law, creditor rights and water law.

Before joining the firm, Keith 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.

Keith 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.


  • New Mexico, 2014
  • Navajo Nation, 2014


  • 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


  • Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating: AV
  • 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 of Central New Mexico Board of Directors

Representative Experience

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

  • Represented and advised a New Mexico higher education client through a collective bargaining certification process and CBA negotiation process.
  • Represented municipalities, counties, school districts, colleges and universities throughout New Mexico.
  • Represented a major New Mexico construction company with regard to employee wage and classification labor issues.
  • Represented a large commercial contractor in the investigation of and response 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.
  • Represented a company that provides technical and project management services to federal agencies, state governments, municipalities, and private sector industrial clients in an employee discrimination matter.
  • 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, studied and arranged work activities 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.