Luis G. Stelzner

Mr. Stelzner’s practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of litigation and mediation. He holds an AV preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and in Southwest Super Lawyers as one of the top 25 lawyers in New Mexico for 2007 through 2010.

Since going into private practice in 1985, Mr. Stelzner has litigated in a wide variety of subject matter areas, including personal injury litigation, mass tort and complex commercial cases, class actions, employment law, insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial litigation, products liability, white collar criminal defense and redistricting.

He has conducted more than 2,000 mediations, including contract and other commercial disputes, employment claims, products liability claims, insurance coverage and bad faith, medical and legal malpractice, natural resources, oil and gas, real estate, and personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Stelzner is a founding member of the firm.

Shareholder / Director


Phone: 505-938-7770

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation


Criminal Defense

Public Utility


University of California School of Law
J.D., 1975

Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service, 1964 B.S.F.S.

Associations & Memberships

New Mexico Supreme Court Criminal UJI Committee

New Mexico Federal Court Advisory Group

National Diocesan Attorneys Association

New Mexico American Inn of Court – Counselor

NM Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

Catholic Charities – Board of Directors, (Chair 2001-2002)

American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 1979

California, 1975

U.S. District of New Mexico, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1985

U.S. Supreme Court, 1988