Stevan Douglas Looney

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STEVAN DOUGLAS LOONEY primarily practices in the area of complex litigation, arbitration and mediation, including commercial, personal injury, wrongful death, environmental, taxation, contract, insurance, civil rights, employment and real estate matters. He has significant experience in construction litigation, nursing homes litigation, shareholder and partner disputes, and lender liability issues.

Stevan has also arbitrated and mediated commercial and construction disputes, and he is currently a Hearing Officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board.

Stevan's practice also includes appellate representation in state and federal appeals.

Professional Achievements & Service

Recipient, Certificate of Excellence in Oral Advocacy, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1978, 1979.

Author: "Little Rock Reed: America's Most Wanted 'Fugitive From Justice'," Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, Vol. 9, No. 1 (1998).

Special Assistant Attorney General, New Mexico, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.

Hearing Officer, New Mexico Disciplinary Board.

Member, New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Complex Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Contracts
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
California State University at Hayward, A.A., 1975; California State University at Hayward, B.A., with highest honors, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, New Mexico; 1980, U.S District Court, District of New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court
New Mexico Disciplinary Board (Hearing Officer); State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board); Federal Bar Association; Albuquerque Bar Association.
U.S. Army Infantry, 82d Airborne Div., 1970-1972
Special Agencies:
Special Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico, 1994-1997.
Reported Cases:
New Mexico Right to Choose/NARAL et al. v. Johnson, 126 N.M. 788 (1998); New Mexico Right to Choose/NARAL et al. v. Johnson, 127 N.M. 654 (1999); Enriquez v. Cochran & BSA, 126 N.M. 196, 967 P.2d 1136, cert. den. 126 N.M. 532 (Ct.App. 1998); Joseph A. et al. v. New Mexico Human Services Dept. et al. 28 F. 3d 1056 (10th Cir, 1994); Joseph A. et al. v. New Mexico Human Services Dept. et al., 69 F.3d 1081 (10th Civ. 1995); U.S. v. 36.06 Acres of Land, 70 F.Supp. 1272 (D.C.N.M. 1999); K.L. by Dixon v. Valdez, 167 F.R.D. 688 (D.C.N.M. 1996); In re T.B. a child v. State of New Mexico ex.rel. Children, Youth & Families Dept. NM (1996), 121 N.M. 465, 913 P.2d 272 (Ct. App. 1996); Adobe Masters, Inc. v. Downey & Rappuhn, 118 N.M. 547, 883 P. 2d 133 (1994); McWilliams v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, 103 T.C. 416 (1994) (McWilliams I); 104 T.C. 13 (1995) (McWilliams II) and T.C. Memo 1995-111; Jennings v. Hinkle, N.M. 115 N.M. 387 (App. 1993); Michaluk v. Burke, 105 N.M. 670, 735 P. 2d 1176 (Ct. App. 1987).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (14 reviews)
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