George "Dave" Giddens

George "Dave" Giddens: Attorney with Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Principal at Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. (3 Attorneys)
  • 10400 Academy Road N.E., Suite 350, Albuquerque, NM 87111-1229
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  • Highest rating for professional abilities by Martindale-Hubbell. Best of Bar for Bankruptcy, 2011 by New Mexico Business Weekly. Named Southwest Super Lawyer for Bankruptcy 2009.
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 (3)
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Associations and membership
-American Bankruptcy Institute
-Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of New Mexico
-Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico
-Independent Community Bankers Association
-New Mexico Bankers Association

Awards and honors
Best Lawyers in America 2014, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization; Southwest Super Lawyer, 2009, 2012 and 2013; Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy, 2013; Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy, 2011; AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Biographical details
-Law Office of George "Dave" Giddens, P.C., Principal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997-present

-Behles-Giddens, P.A., Shareholder, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1992-October 1997

-Jennie Deden Behles, Associate, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1987-1991

Personal profile
A practicing attorney since 1983, George “Dave” Giddens treats his clients with concern, compassion and exceptional legal abilities. His achievements have been recognized by his peers throughout the legal community. Most recently, he was selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He was also named a Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy in 2013. In addition, he’s been named a Southwest Super Lawyer in 2009, 2012 and 2013. In 2011, he was named Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy by New Mexico Business Weekly. Furthermore, he has consistently received the highest rating for professional abilities and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell, a legal rating service.

Outside of work, Mr. Giddens believes in giving back the community. To this end, he is active in St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, where he has chaired the finance ministry and the Capital Funds Campaign. He is also active in the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, where he enjoys fellowship and community service projects. He also enjoys playing golf, biking, watching sports and cooking.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Bank Collections
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Collections
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Mediation
  • Bank Foreclosures
  • Construction Law
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Creditor Representation
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor Representation
  • Loan Workouts
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-859-7685  Phone
505-271-1053  Phone
505-271-4848  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.G.S., Personnel Administration, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, New Mexico, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Albuquerque Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Sections on: Bankruptcy Section; Business Law Section).
Reported Cases:
Isler v. TXO, 749 F.2d 22 (10th Cir. 1984); GNMA v. RTC, 802 F. Supp. 387 (D. Ct. N.M. 1992); Minuteman v. Alexander, 166 B.R. 729 (Bkrptcy. N.M. 1993); Outlook/Century, Ltd., 127 B.R. 650 (Bkrptcy. N.D. Calif. 1991); PCA v. Lane, 61B.R. 526 (Bkrptcy. D. N.M. 1986).
Hobbies & interests:
Cooking and extensive involvement at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Dave and his wife are also active in several local charities that help the homeless in Albuquerque.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (3 reviews)
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