Walter J. Melendres

Walter J. Melendres: Attorney with Montgomery & Andrews, P.A.


Mr. Melendres practices in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, general personal injury and employment litigation. He concentrates on representing hospitals in medical malpractice cases, automobile manufacturers in products liability, and employers in employment litigation. Mr. Melendres has had a broad range of trial experience, including class actions, over the past 35 years. In addition to his current concentrations, he has represented energy and mining companies in commercial litigation, contract disputes, environmental litigation and real property cases. He has twenty-six reported cases in New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 to Present

Best Lawyers In America, 2005 to Present

fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers


Representative Clients

University of New Mexico
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Community Health Systems, Inc.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Drug and Medical Device Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of New Mexico, B.A., with honors, 1969
Law School Attended:
Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1972
Year of First admission:
1976, New Mexico; 1972, California

Professional Memberships and Activities

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
New Mexico State Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
First Judicial District Bar Association

Birth Information:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 3, 1947
Reported Cases:
Representative Cases and Transactions: C de Baca v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services; Damian v. University of New Mexico; Garcia v. Wyeth; St. Martin, et al,. v. Wyeth; Manthey v. San Miguel Hospital Corporation; Lucero v. Las Vegas Medical Center

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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