Santa Fe, NM:

Sutin, Thayer & Browne

Sutin, Thayer & Browne
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • 150 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." This sums up the attitude of the attorneys at Sutin, Thayer & Browne about finding solutions to complex legal problems.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.7/5.0 (413)
    Client Reviews
    71% Recommended (7)
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About our Santa Fe, NM: office

Sutin, Thayer & Browne, founded in 1946, is one of the largest and most established law firms in New Mexico, with offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Our lawyers provide a broad range of legal services and maintain a sophisticated commercial-oriented practice. We are organized into two major practice groups: the commercial group and the litigation group. Within these groups, our lawyers specialize in particular areas of practice based upon experience, expertise and interest.

The firm maintains the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is consistently top listed in Chambers USA, Best Law Firms in America, Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers. The Sutin firm has also been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity, earning the 2013 national AT&T Legal Diversity & Inclusion Award, the 2010 South/Southwest Thomas L. Sager Award for diversity from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and recognized in their "Best of the Best" listing alongside Fortune 500 companies.

Individually, 86 percent of our reviewed lawyers are ranked AV Preeminent in their fields for legal ability and ethical standards. Numerous lawyers in our firm are ranked "Best Lawyers in America" in their field as determined by peer and client ratings.

"It is a forward looking, creative and thoughtful group, and the level of communication is always outstanding. It's a collegial team that makes me feel comfortable." - Client quoted in Chambers USA

"We have used other firms, but the Sutin firm has invariably done a better job. They are our law firm of choice." - Client quoted in Benchmark Litigation.

Office Details

Contact Information:
505-988-5521  Phone
505-982-5297  Fax
Mailing Address:
150 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, P.O. Box 2187, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Office Size:
Year Established:
English and Spanish.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Clients
    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: COMMERCIAL: American Properties; Ameriquest Mortgage Company; AKAL Security, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Bombardier Capital, Inc.; Coldwell Banker Legacy; Comcast; Corrections Corporation of America; DaimlerChrysler Services; Diamond Shamrock; Ford Motor Credit Company; Fuller Homes, Inc.; George K. Baum & Company; Giant Industries, Inc.; Hilton Hotels Corporation; Irontree Transportation and Speedy Heavy Hauling, Inc.; Jim Burns Automotive Group; Laguna Development Corporation; Leavitt Insurance; Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc.; Memorial Medical Center, Inc.; MIOX Corporation; Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company, Inc.; New Mexico Banquest Corporation; Parex Lahabra, Inc.; Rio Grande Title Company, Inc.; Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.; TriCore Reference Laboratories; USI Southwest; Waste Connections, Inc.; Yates Petroleum; Zanios Foods, Inc.; Zia Trust, Inc.

    FINANCIAL: Bank of Albuquerque; Bayview Financial Trading Group; The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc.; Farm Credit of New Mexico; Goldman Sachs Capital Partners V; Lighthouse Financial Group of New Mexico, Inc.; RBC Capital Markets; Wells Fargo Bank.

    PUBLIC: City of Grants, New Mexico; Sandia Pueblo; Navajo Nation; New Mexico Department of Transportation; New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation; New Mexico Public Education Department; New Mexico Finance Authority; New Mexico State Treasurer's Office; State of New Mexico.

    EDUCATION: Eastern New Mexico University; New Mexico Highlands University; Santa Fe Community College; University of New Mexico; UNM Hospital; UNM Health Sciences Center; New Mexico State University, Pueblo of Laguna Department of Education.
    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Albertson's Inc.; Amoco Production Co.; Anderson Hills LLC; Associated General Contractors of New Mexico; Associates Financial Services, Inc.; Bank of America, N.A.; Bradbury Stamm Construction; Bradley Real Estate, Inc.; Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A. de C.V.; Chrysler Financial Corp., Pueblo of Pojoaque.
    Partnership Information:

    A Professional Corporation, Lawyers

    Office Hours:
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Areas of Practice (43)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Santa Fe office:

    • Administrative Law
    • Agricultural Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate Practice
    • Bankruptcy
    • Banks And Banking
    • Business Law
    • Civil Practice
    • Civil Rights
    • College And University Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Computers And Software
    • Constitutional Law
    • Construction Law
    • Debtor And Creditor
    • Disabilities
    • Education Law
    • Employee Benefits
    • Environmental Law
    • Family Law
    • Finance
    • Government
    • Guardianship And Conservatorship
    • Indians And Native Populations
    • Insurance
    • Insurance Defense
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor And Employment
    • Litigation
    • Lobbying
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Mergers And Acquisitions
    • Divestitures
    • Natural Resources
    • Probate
    • Public Finance
    • Real Estate
    • Securities
    • State Taxation
    • Taxation
    • Tribal Law
    • Trusts And Estates
    • Water Law

    People (1)

    • Copyrights, Trademarks, Entertainment and the Arts, Publishing Law, Real Estate, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (413 reviews)
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    • Analytical Capability

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    • Communication

    • Legal Experience


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    Client Reviews

    • 4.1/5.0 (7 reviews)
    • 71% (5 recommendations)
    • Communication

    • Responsiveness

    • Quality of Service

    • Value for Money

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Sutin, Thayer & Browne on 04/30/13 in Trusts and Estates.

      Very clearly explained our options, and helped direct us to the estate plan that works best for us and our family finances. A great job!

      Very clearly explained our options, and helped direct us to the estate plan that works best for us and our family finances. A great job! Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Sutin, Thayer & Browne on 04/22/13 in Intellectual Property.

      We've worked with a few different attorneys and staff for our Intellectual Property needs and they've always been very responsive and quick to respond to our needs. They met all of our deadlines for our trademark renewals in a timely manner, keeping... Read more

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      We've worked with a few different attorneys and staff for our Intellectual Property needs and they've always been very responsive and quick to respond to our needs. They met all of our deadlines for our trademark renewals in a timely manner, keeping us informed throughout the process. They have also assisted us with other copyright issues and always handled these with exceptional professionalism. Read less

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    When it comes to diversity, we feel our track record speaks for itself.

    • 57% of our shareholders are women.
    • 67% of our practice group leaders are women.
    • 42% of our female shareholders are women of color.
    • 43% of our directors are women.
    • 43% of our officers are women.
    • 30% of our attorneys & 29% of our shareholders are racial/ethnic minorities.
    • 5% of our attorneys are openly gay;
    • Our retention & promotion rates are equal for men and women, and for minorities and non-minorities.

    We are focused on maintaining diversity in the firm long-term.  Our recruiting committee members participate in the New Mexico Bar Association's 1L Minority Clerkship Program, and talk to and meet with local chapters of the Black Law Student Association, Mexican-American Law Student Association, Native American Law Student Association & LAMBDA. 

    We strongly encourage attorneys to engage in community work with minority community programs.  Our attorneys consistently serve on state and national bar committes for minorities and diversity and coach the state bar's Indian Law Section's high school outreach.

    Simply put, diversity at Sutin, Thayer & Browne is more than a buzzword.  It is our culture and our community.

    1. Number of Associates who are...

      • Non-minority Males 1
      • Minority Males 1
      • Non-minority Females 1
      • Minority Females 2
    2. Litigation General Best Practices

      • Does the firm have a formalized new associate litigation training/mentoring program? Yes
      • Does the firm's litigation department have a structured approach to early case assessment? For example: Does your firm implement a standard approach to determine risks and strengths early in a case to assess trial or settlement options? Yes
      • Does the firm have an established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness? Yes
    3. Number of Of Counsel who are...

      • Non-minority Males 1
    4. Quality Management

      • Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
    5. Number of Other Lawyers who are...

      • Non-minority Males 11
      • Minority Males 1
      • Non-minority Females 1
      • Minority Females 3
    6. Number of Partners who are...

      • Non-minority Males 8
      • Minority Males 1
      • Non-minority Females 7
      • Minority Females 5
    7. Vendor Management

      • Does the firm have preferred vendor relationships? Yes
    8. Matter Budgeting and Financial Management

      • Does the firm establish formal budgets for client engagements? Yes
      • Are bills submitted electronically? Yes
    9. Disaster Recovery

      • Does the firm have a disaster recovery plan in place? Yes
    10. Number of Technology Professionals who are...

      • Minority Males 1
      • Non-minority Females 1
    11. Number of Marketing Professionals who are...

      • Non-minority Females 1
    12. Number of Paralegals who are...

      • Non-minority Females 8
      • Minority Females 4
    13. Litigation eDiscovery Best Practices

      • Does your firm have a standardized protocol to guide client data collection? (i.e. Maintaining chain of custody, utilizing forensically sound procedures) Yes
      • Does the firm have a standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata? (i.e. all data produced in PDF, meta data preserved?) Yes
      • Does the firm have a standardized approach for document reviews across practice groups (i.e. established protocol for eDiscovery review depending on the needs of the case) Yes

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    • Santa Fe, NM
      150 Washington Avenue, Suite 210
      Santa Fe, NM 87501

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