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Best Law Firms: 2019

Posted by April E. Olson | Nov 01, 2018

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings, marking the 9th edition of this annual analysis.  These rankings showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in on or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one of more of 119 major legal practice areas.

The rankings in their entirety are posted online at

Rothstein Donatelli LLP has the most first-tier rankings in New Mexico in Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and in Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation.

Mark H. Donatelli has been listed in the white collar and general criminal practice areas since 1989. Richard W. Hughes has been listed in the Native American, gaming law and natural resources practice areas since 2007. Eric N. Dahlstrom has been listed in the the areas of Native American and gaming law since 2005. Peter Schoenburg has been listed in the areas of Bet-the-Company litigation, white collar and general criminal defense since 1995. 

Inclusion in “Best Lawyers” is based on peer review. Top lawyers in their field candidly evaluate lawyers in the same specialty areas; those evaluations are compiled and rated. The top-rated lawyers in each field are included in the annual listing of “Best Lawyers in America”.

Here is a complete listing of the Firm's National and Metropolitan Rankings: USNews_Rankings (ALL).pdf

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