Charles R. Peifer

Charles R. Peifer: Attorney with Peifer, Hanson & Mullins, P.A. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Peifer, Hanson & Mullins, P.A. (10 Attorneys)
  • 20 First Plaza, Suite 725, P.O. Box 25245, Albuquerque, NM 87125
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  • Chuck Peifer joined the firm after serving as New Mexico's Chief Assistant Attorney General, where he supervised the work of the 30 lawyers in the Attorney General's four civil law divisions and represented executive agencies and members of the judiciary in the State Supreme Court. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a listing based on a lawyer survey, in the category of commercial litigation and is listed in Chambers USA “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,” also a listing based on a lawyer survey, in the category of General Commercial Litigation. Before joining the Attorney General's Office, he practiced at Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A., concentrat¬ing in the defense of medical malpractice, products liability, general tort, and employment cases as a member of the firm's tort litigation department. Chuck is an honors graduate of The Johns Hopkins Universi¬ty and a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School. He served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Mexico's Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions for Civil Cases from 1995-2003 and was chair of that Committee from 2004 to 2007. He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of New Mexico’s Law School Evidence and Trial Practice Program.
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Omicron Delta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2002-present. Recipient, Super Lawyers, 2008-present. Chief Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico, 1989-1990. President, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, 1997-1998. Member, 1995-2003, and Chairperson, 2004-2007, New Mexico Supreme Court Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions for Civil Cases.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • First Amendment Law
  • Class Action Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(505) 247-4800  Phone
(505) 243-6458  Fax
University Attended:
The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., with honors, 1982
Law School Attended:
Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of New Mexico.
Birth Information:
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, March 10, 1960
Reported Cases:
State ex rel. King v. Lyons, 2011-NMSC-004; Ideal v. Burlington Res. Oil & Gas Co., 2010-NMSC-22, 233 P.3d 362; Davis v. Devon Energy Corp., 2009-NMSC-48 147 N.M. 157, 218 P.3d 75; Ferrell v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2008-NMSC-42, 144 N.M. 405, 188 P. 3d 1156; Chevron v. State ex rel. Dep't of Taxation & Revenue, 2006-NMCA-050, 134 P.d785; Starko v. Cimarron Health Plan, Inc., 2005 NMCA 40, 1110 P. 3d. 166; Sullivan v. America Online, Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17906 (D.N.M.); Rodriguez v. America Online, Inc., 183 F. Supp. 2d 1340 (D.N.M. 2001); Hudson v. Village Inn Pancake House of Albuquerque, Inc., 131 N.M. 308, 35 P.3d 313 (Ct. App. 2001); Howard v. Everex Systems, Inc., 228 F. 3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2000); Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Lyons, 2000 NMCA 77, 10 P. 3d 166; Revo v. Disciplinary Board, 106 F. 3d929 (10th Cir. 1997); Aranda v. Camacho, 123 NM 763,931 P2d 757 (Ct. App. 1997); K.L. v. Valdez, 167 FRD 688 (DNM 1996); Local 2839 v. Udall, 111 NM 432, 806 P.2d 572 (1991); Gulack v. Allstate Insurance Co., 1996 Dist. Lexis 21053 (D.N.M. August 28, 1996); Duran v. Carruthers, 885 F.2d 1485 (10th Cir. 1989).

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