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Gary C. Mitchell

  • Practicing law since 1977
  • Death Penalty
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accident
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • President of the ACLU of New Mexico
  • Lincoln County Medical Center Board Chairman
  • Handled more than three thousand criminal cases and over two hundred murder cases.
  • Champion in the fight to abolish the death penalty in New Mexico.
  • Licensed in the United States Supreme Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, and the Supreme Court in the State of New Mexico

I, Gary C. Mitchell, have dedicated my legal career to representing, men, women, and children accused of crimes in the State of New Mexico. In a career extending thirty three years, I have represented defendants in cases that range from Children’s court to capital murder (death penalty cases). I have lost track of the number of criminal cases I have handled, but I dare say it is in the thousands. I have handled close to one hundred death penalty cases and over two hundred murder cases. My representation has been in virtually every judicial district in this state, together with numerous appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico. I have handled criminal cases in the United States District Court and appeals to the Tenth Circuit. I have also been involved in appeals to the United States Supreme Court. I am licensed before the United States Supreme Court, the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court, the Supreme Court in the State of New Mexico.

I am particularly interested and have handled many personal injury cases, from wrongful death cases to slip and fall cases, obtaining very good results for my clients, often against the United States, the State of New Mexico, and large corporations.  I have never forgotten for one moment my roots and strive every day to help those who are disadvantaged, poor or fighting against tremendous odds.

I would like to think that my courage and hard work have made a difference.


Our office utilizes three full-time legal assistants and one full time investigator to handle the case load.

Pam Bernard

Tricia Tully

Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.   As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the legal field.


443 Mechem
Ruidoso, NM 88345

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