Peter Schoenburg

Peter Schoenburg: Attorney with The Rothstein Law Firm


Author: "Unspeakable Suspicions - Challenging the Racist Consensual Encounter," The Champion, October 1993; "Survival Tips for the State Criminal Practitioner in the First Stages of a Federal Case," The New Mexico Criminal Practice Manual, 1992. Co-author of "Controlled Substances," a bimonthly column in The Champion, October 1993-March 2002. Adjunct Faculty Member, Evidence and Trial Practice, University of New Mexico Law School, 1993—. Annual Faculty Member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Southwestern Regional. Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of New Mexico, 1989-1993. Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico, 1984. District Public Defender, 1st Judicial District, 1980-1983.

(Resident, Albuquerque Office) (New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization Recognized Specialist in Criminal Law)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Civil Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-988-8004  Phone
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University Law School, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1993, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1978, New Mexico; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court
Albuquerque Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, 1986-1987 and Board Member, 1985-1988, Criminal Law Section); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Vice Chair, Judiciary Reform Committee, 2002-2003); New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association (President).
Birth Information:
New York, New York, March 1, 1953
Reported Cases:
Herrera v. Lemaster, 301 F.3d 1192 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Aug. 23, 2002) (No. 98-2060); U.S. v. Hardman, 297 F.3d 1116 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Aug. 5, 2002) (No. 99-4210, 00-2166, 00-4015); U.S. v. Velarde, 214 F.3d 1204, 54 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1035, 2000 CJ C.A.R. 3092 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Jun 2, 2000) (No. 99-2297); U.S. v. Kennedy, 131 F.3d 1359, 97 CJ C.A.R. 3062 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Dec 3, 1997) (No. 96-2290); U.S. v. Greenspan, 26 F.3d 1001 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Jun 6, 1994) (No. 93-2139); U.S. v. Williamson, 1 F.3d 1134 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Aug 11, 1993) (No. 92-2139); U.S. v. Ward, 961 F.2d 1526 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Apr 22, 1992) (No. 90-2279); U.S. v. Widdowson, 916 F.2d 587, 59 USLW 2312 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Oct 15, 1990) (No. 89-2075, 89-2085, 89-2086); U.S. v. Brian N., 900 F.2d 218 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Apr 2, 1990) (No. 88-1342, 88-1346); U.S. v. Wicker, 848 F.2d 1059 (10th Cir. (N.M.), Jun 6, 1988) (No. 87-2526, 87-2527); U.S. v. Boyll, 774 F.Supp. 1333 (D.N.M., Sep 3, 1991) (No. Crim. 90-207-JB).
( New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization Recognized Specialist in Criminal Law )
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