Mr. Zachary R. Cormier

  • Associate at Keleher & McLeod, P.A.
  • Albuquerque Plaza, 201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 1200, P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Mr. Cormier offers a full range of legal services in partnering with companies of all sizes to accomplish their varied goals and to otherwise resolve the complex legal and business problems that arise in today's evolving commercial environment.

Mr. Cormier is a complete resource to employers for all of their employment and labor related needs. Should litigation arise in the employment context, Mr. Cormier provides effective and cost-efficient representation in working with his clients to achieve their goals in each particular matter. Mr. Cormier is however equally committed to working with employers in building corporate policy, process, and culture to create the highest quality working environment in order to help avoid unnecessary legal issues and to otherwise enable the company’s workforce to reach its greatest levels of success.

Mr. Cormier has further experience in a wide variety of commercial and corporate litigation matters, which enables him to provide comprehensive advice to his clients. Mr. Cormier also has extensive experience in representing governmental entities within civil rights matters and other constitutional litigation. Mr. Cormier previously taught Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure as a law professor and remains active in pursuing scholarship within both the constitutional law and employment law fields.

Awards and Honors

•Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018)


Is Vulnerability Enough? Analyzing The Jurisdictional Divide On The Requirement For Post-Notice Harassment In Title IX Litigation, 29 YALE J. L. & FEMINISM 1 (2017).
Administrative Leave As An Adverse Action For Title VII Retaliation: New Principles For Liability Call For New Updates To Policy, 37 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 277 (2017).
Forcing Personal Injury Suits Into The Regulation Of Class III Gaming - The Judicial Divide Regarding Waiver Of Tribal Immunity And Jurisdiction For Personal Injury Suits Under The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 40 Okla. City. L. Rev. 329 (2015).
Delaware Corporate Law Recognizes the Fundamental Validity of the Forum Selection Bylaw: A Survey of the Boilermakers Litigation, 8 Pepp. J. Bus. Entr. & L. 115 (2015).
Not One, But Two Determinations Which Define the Right of Choice, 19 Trinity L. Rev. 135 (2014).
When a Communication is Not a Communication : The Ever Growing Jurisdictional Split Regarding the Scope of Permissible Third Party Contacts under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 14 Mich. St. J. Bus. & Sec. Law 97 (2013).
The Danger of Maybe, 9 The Christian Lawyer 2, 25 (Fall 2013).
Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: The Death Knell for Associational Freedom on the College Campus, 17 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 287 (2011).
Was the Congressional Grant of ‘Bailout’ Authority to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Really So Unprecedented? : A Historical Analysis and Comparison of Treasury Secretary Authority During Financial Crisis, 3 Pepp. J. Bus. Entr. & Law 389, Electronic Articles (2010).

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Appellate Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Water Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-346-4646  Phone
505-346-1370  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, NM 87102
University Attended:
University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management, cum laude, 2006; Kappa Upsilon Chi - Vice President, 2005-2006
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2009; Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law; Moot Court Board; 2004-2005 Ford Motors Academic Scholarship Recipient
Year of First Admission:
2009, New Mexico and U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Reported Cases:
Representative Reported Cases: Pompeo v. Bd. of Regents, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5384 (10th Cir. 2017).; Montoya v. N.M. Inst. of Mining & Tech., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40641 (D.N.M. 2017).; Lucero v. Bureau of Collection Recovery, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 26561 (D.N.M. 2012).; Lucero v. Bureau of Collection Recovery, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 126309 (D.N.M. 2012).; Sedillos v. United Collection Bureau, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 89533 (D.N.M. 2013).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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