Jackson v. Ft. Stanton, 87cv0839 JFR/KBM

29 Apr 22

This case was filed in 1987 against the New Mexico Department of Health on behalf of developmentally disabled individuals institutionalized in DOH facilities.  After an initial finding that the conditions violated these individuals’ rights under federal law, the parties negotiated various settlement agreements.  The most recent settlement agreement was negotiated in 2019.  This firm entered its appearance in September 2019.   This firm, along with its co-counsel, filed a series of contested motions seeking disengagement of various portions of the 2019 settlement agreement.  State Defendants prevailed in disengaging the majority of the remaining requirements.  In December 2021, approximately 15 months after this firm entered its appearance, State Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the decades-old lawsuit based upon the lack of ongoing violations of federal law and compliance with the settlement agreement requirements.   On April 27, 2022, the federal district court dismissed the lawsuit, 35 years after its initial filing.   This more »

2022 Southwest Super Lawyers

12 Apr 22

It is with great honor that we announce our very own Marcus J. Rael, Jr. has been named a 2022 Super Lawyer. For those of you who do not know what a “Super Lawyer” is, this is a peer nominated and evaluated process combined with independent research and is judged on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. This distinction is only awarded to 5% of attorneys in the state. In addition to this, we are equally honored to announce that Taylor Rahn has been named a 2022 Rising Star. The selection process for a “Rising Star” is similar, with one exception. A Rising Star must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. This is awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in the state. We are all so proud of everything you both have accomplished in your years of practice and look more »

New Mexico Law Review

30 Dec 19

Luis Robles was published in the New Mexico Law Review for his article entitled: “Workers’ Compensation: Bad Faith Refusal to Pay Worker’s Compensation Benefits: Russell v. Protective Insurance Co.” To read the article, please click here. Workers’ Compensation: Bad Faith Refusal to Pay Worker’s Compensation Benefits: Russell v. Protective Insurance Co., 20 N.M.L.Rev. 757 (1990).

The Tactical Edge (Spring 2013)

Luis Robles was published in the National Tactical Officer Association’s Journal, The Tactical Edge for his article entitled The Americans with Disabilities Act and Law Enforcement’s Response to the Mentally Ill, The Tactical Edge, pp. 66-70 (Spring 2013)


10 Sep 14

Robles, Rael, and Anaya proudly announces their newest partner, Douglas E. Gardner. We congratulate Douglas for the manner in which he has distinguished himself as a lawyer, mentor, and member of our community. Douglas will continue to represent clients in the area of civil rights, tort claims, construction defects, and personal injury. Congratulations Douglas!

Santa Fe Office Now Open

16 Aug 12

Robles, Rael, & Anaya has cut the red tape on its newly opened Santa Fe branch location.  RRA is now proudly serving clients at 130 Grant Ave., Suite 203, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The opening of our new location gives clients in Northern New Mexico and the Santa Fe area easier access to our attorneys.  Contact us at either location today to schedule a consultation.

Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rating Award

Congratulations to Luis Robles on his A/V Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Luis Robles has a proven history of providing superior legal counsel to clients.  We are honored to work with a truly remarkable attorney. Congratulations on the well-earned and well-deserved distinction!

The Law of Less-Lethal and Deadly Force

12 Jun 12

Widely considered a leader in police civil rights defense, Luis Robles authored a police training manual entitled “The Law of Less-Lethal and Deadly Force”.  This manual provides an explanation of the law regarding the use of force as it applies to law enforcement personnel and their supervisors. If you would like further information on how to obtain a copy of this manual, please contact our Firm Administrator at 505-242-2228 or by e-mail to info@roblesrael.com.

MRCOG Lifetime Achievement Award

17 Dec 10

Robles, Rael & Anaya proudly congratulates Robert M. White on receiving the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mid-Region Council of Governments.  Dedicating over 25 year to public service, Mr. White’s career has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Congratulations, Bob!

Women of Influence Award

15 Aug 10

Partner Christina E. Anaya is a proud honoree of the 2010 New Mexico Business Weekly Women of Influence Award.  The annual award honors women from every industry and profession who have made a difference in the community, blazed a trail, and are leaving a mark on New Mexico business.  Congratulations, Christina, on your accomplishments and your designation as a Woman of Influence.

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