Lynn E. Mostoller

Lynn E. Mostoller

LYNN E. MOSTOLLER practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, regulatory and administrative law, employment law, contested probate matters, and appeals. Her experience with commercial clients and public agencies includes regulatory matters such as rulemaking, compliance filings, enforcement proceedings, and administrative litigation and appeals involving various boards, commissions and agencies. She has experience in jury trials and non-jury trials. In the employment law arena, she has experience with insurance defense, shareholder and partner disputes, federal and state appeals, and plaintiff and defense work. She has handled complex cases in contested guardianship, conservatorship and other probate matters. Ms. Mostoller 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.

Admissions

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

Education

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

Publications & Speeches

  • 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).
  • 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).

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
  • 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
  • International Women’s Brass Conference, Board of Directors
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Second Trombone
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association

Representative Experience

  • $2.4 million dollar jury verdict in contract dispute involving intellectual property agent and licensing issues
  • 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