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Richard C. Civerolo, 1917–2014

Firm Status

Shareholder/Founder of Firm

Educational and Professional Background

University of New Mexico (B.A., 1950, Bachelor of Laws 1950, J.D., 1968). Alpha Kappa Psi, Kappa Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha. Special Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico 1962-1970; Special Counsel Attorney General, State of Ohio 1987-1995; General Counsel and Director, Western Bank and Director, Western Bancshares of Albuquerque 1971-2000

Admitted to Practice
New Mexico Supreme Court (1950); United States District Court for the District of New Mexico; United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit; United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Honors

Member: American Bar Association; State Bar Grievance and Ethics Committee 1970-1971; State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee 1969-1977, Specialization Board 1979-1982, Cochairman, Medical-Legal Grievance Committee 1979-Present, Cochairman, Medical-Legal Liaison Committee 1984-Present, Member and Chairman, New Mexico Medical Review Commission 1983-Present); Albuquerque Lawyers Club (President 1965-1966); New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (President 1969-1971); American Board of Trial Advocates (Member: National Executive Committee 1970-Present; National President 1979-1980); International Association of Insurance Counsel (Member: Medical Malpractice Committee); Association of Insurance Attorneys; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Defense Research Institute; Charter Member of the Albuquerque Bar Association; Member: American Academy of Hospital Attorneys. Recipient of New Mexico State Bar 1997 Distinguished Bar Service Award, which recognizes long-term commitment to bar services and significant contributions to the legal profession; Distinguished Service Award from the New Mexico State Bar 1986; New Mexico Supreme Court Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service to the judiciary 1982; New Mexico State Bar Service Award for work that improved the status and image of the legal profession and administration of justice 1976. In 1992, honored by the New Mexico Medical Society with a special award for services to the public, the legal profession and the medical profession. (This was the first award given by the Medical Society to a New Mexico lawyer.) Captain, United States Army. Past State President of the New Mexico Cancer Society; Honorary Life Member, American Cancer Society; Past Member: National Executive Committee and Chairman of the Legal Committee from 1955-1997; Associate member ATLA; Member: Albuquerque Petroleum Club and Four Hills Country Club. Past President, The Albuquerque Council of Social Agencies (now United Fund); Member: Who's Who in American Colleges; Member: Who's Who in New Mexico; Member and Past President of Disabled American Veterans of New Mexico; Member of Benevolent Order of Elks (Board of Trustees 15 years; honorary life member). AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell*


Over 50 years of practice in general, civil, banking and commercial law and trial practice in state and federal courts. Litigated a substantial number of cases to a jury verdict. Represented St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque and St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe for over 30 years, in addition to numerous other institutions and individual health care providers, insurance companies, trucking companies and commercial institutions

*Martindale-Hubbell rating was derived from a lawyer poll or survey.