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Few people in state, county have sought expungement...

Posted by Kate Thompson | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gathering the necessary paperwork to petition the court to clear a criminal record takes time and New Mexico courts are bracing for incoming expungement petitions. This new law now in effect is poised to offer many New Mexicans the opportunity to clear their names. To read the full story.

Lessons of 1980 riot haven't been fully learned

Posted by Mark H. Donatelli | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lessons of 1980 riot haven't been fully learned By Mark Donatelli Feb 1, 2020 As a law student in 1976, I investigated prisoner claims of cruel and unusual punishment at the Penitentiary of New Mexico south of Santa Fe, ranging from brutal beatings by guards to torture of mentally ill prisone...


Posted by Alicia C. Lopez | Feb 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli civil rights attorneys Carolyn M. “Cammie” Nichols, Alicia Lopez, and Maggie Lane have filed their fifth lawsuit on behalf of a victim of former schoolteacher and convicted sex offender, Gary Gregor, and Gregor's employer, the Espanola Public School District (EPS).  Victim C...

Man charged in fatal Santa Fe crash moves facilities

Posted by Manya Snyder | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Due to his alarming deteriorating medical condition caused by lack of critical medical care at the Santa Fe County Jail, attorneys for Diego Pirchardo-Rodriguez Megan Dorsey and Mark Donatelli requested their client be released from custody. As the jail could not meet his medical needs, State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington ordered...

Lawyer: Another person might have driven car in deadly Santa Fe crash

Posted by Manya Snyder | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite concerns over miscommunication within the District Attorney's Office, Judge T. Glenn Ellington granted the state's motion to detain Diego Pirchardo-Rodriguez pending trial. At the hearing, attorney for Mr. Pirchardo-Rodriguez Megan Dorsey, revealed witness statements obtained from the District Attorney's Office reporting that a light-colored truck had...

Criminal Record Expungement Act

Posted by April Olson | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Beginning January 1, 2020, New Mexicans will have the opportunity to clear their public record of criminal charges or convictions of certain offenses under the Criminal Record Expungement Act. Convictions and arrest records can create barriers to people's ability to move forward with their lives....

The Annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference

Posted by April Olson | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli LLP partners April Olson and Peter Schoenburg share their knowledge at the annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference. Lessons from Standing Rock: In 2016, the fight for clean water and the indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) caught the attentio...

US News & World Reports Best Law Firms Rankings

Posted by April Olson | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Peter Schoenburg has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in – Bet-the-Company Litigation: Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. This is his 24th year of recognition.

2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Posted by April Olson | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rothstein, Donatelli, LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Donatelli has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America ( Criminal Defense-General Practice, White Collar). This marks 30 consecutive years he has been selected by his peers. He directs the firm's seve...

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