Norman S. Thayer

Norman S. Thayer

NORMAN S. THAYER is of counsel to the firm. Since 1960, his practice has spanned a range of complex litigation involving contracts, corporations and partnerships, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all matters. He is a member of the Roehl Circle of Honor for New Mexico Trial Lawyers, and:

  • Taught the UNM Law School class in legal ethics, summer session 1998.
  • Served as member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct 1990-98.
  • Served on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court 1985-1990, Chair 1990.
  • Served on the Board of Bar Commissioners 1985-86.
  • Served as commissioner on the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission, 2010-2014.
  • Presented more than 20 Continuing Legal Education programs on legal ethics at State Bar conventions and local bars and to professional groups.


  • New Mexico, 1960
  • United States Supreme Court, 1990


  • University of New Mexico Law School, 1960, J.D.
  • University of New Mexico, 1954, B.A.

Publications & Speeches

Norman has written articles and given presentations on a wide variety of topics related to his practice throughout his career.


  • Distinguished Achievement Award, UNM Law School Alumni Association, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation-Antitrust, 2013 Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers, Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History