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Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | Jul 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Investigative journalist Jeff Proctor reached out to Cammie Nichols to discuss the use of force by security guards to gain an understanding of whether they have any of the same privileges as law enforcement.  The answer is in the following article: Investigators from two different law enforc...


Posted by Paul M. Linnenburger | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although everyone knows the Catholic Church became a refuge for child molesters at times, unfortunately, institutional protection of child molesters extends far beyond just the Catholic Church to other local, national and global religious organizations and other institutions parents entrusted wit...

Marc Lowry receives the Charles Driscoll Award 2020

Posted by Donna M. Connoly | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli is proud to announce that partner Marc M. Lowry has been selected by the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as the 2020 recipient of the Charles Driscoll Award. The Charles Driscoll Award is presented each year to a criminal defense attorney who has "fought dilige...

Child molesting teacher sued by 10th accuser

Posted by Donna M. Connoly | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child molesting teacher sued by 10th accuser Despite obstacles to coming forward, another survivor of sexual abuse seeks justice against Gary Gregor, the former teacher who assaulted her when she was in the fourth grade. The lawsuit, filed in April, 2020, also includes claims against Ruby Montoy...

Rothstein Donatelli LLP and Native American Rights Fund (NARF) sue over right to wear traditionally beaded cap and eagle plume at high school graduation.

Posted by April Olson | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The law firm of Rothstein Donatelli and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) have joined forces in a lawsuit to enforce the rights of Native American high school students to wear traditional and religious regalia at their high school graduation ceremonies.  Last year, Larissa Waln (Sisseton Wa...

COVID-19 and Prison, Inmates at Risk

Posted by Paul M. Linnenburger | Mar 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

For decades, Rothstein Donatelli has been a leader in protecting the rights of incarcerated persons and their families. Our attorneys' legal actions have made the lives of countless incarcerated safer through large cases, such as the Duran and McClendon Consent Decrees monitoring the New Mexico D...

Covid-19 and Rothstein Donatelli, LLP

Posted by Mark H. Donatelli | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Monday, March 23, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham directed New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel to issue  “Public Health Emergency Order Closing All Businesses and Non-Profit Entities Except for those Deemed Essential and Providing Additional Restrictions on Mass Ga...

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...

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