John “Mel” Eaves

Practice Areas:

  • Class Actions
  • Derivative Actions
  • Complex Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Oil & Gas Royalty Litigation

Email Link:

info@eavesandmendenhall.com

Phone:

(505) 888-4300

Admitted to Practice:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10 th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5 th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Reported Cases:

  • Azar v. The Prudential Life Insurance Co. , 68 P.3d 909 (N.M. App. 2003)
  • Berry v. Federal Kemper Life Ins. Co., 99 P.3d 1166, cert denied 544 U.S. 920 (2005)
  • Ferrell, et al. v. Allstate Indemnity, et al., 2008-NMSC-042
  • Rivera Platte v. First Colony Life Ins. Co., 2008-NMSC-058
  • Davis v. Devon Energy Corp., 2009-NMSC-048
  • Ideal v. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas, L.P., 2010-NMSC-022
  • Ideal v. B.P. America Prod. Co., 2009-NMSC-048

Education:

  • J.D., University Of New Mexico, 1971
  • B.A., University of New Mexico, 1968

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Professional Recognition:

  • Listed among the “Best Lawyers in America”
  • Member of the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Named in Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Listed in “Chambers USA”
  • AV Martindale Hubbell rating which signifies that Mel’s peers have rated him as holding the highest level of professional excellence and ethics. This is the maximum rating for a lawyer admitted to practice law for 10 or more years

Karen S. Mendenhall

Practice Areas:

  • Mediation
  • Appeals
  • Class actions
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Election, Campaign, & Political Law
  • Employment Disputes

Email Link:

info@eavesandmendenhall.com

Phone:

(505) 888-4300

Admitted to Practice:

  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10 th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Reported Cases:

  • Azar v. The Prudential Life Insurance Co. , 68 P.3d 909 (N.M. App. 2003)
  • Berry v. Federal Kemper Life Ins. Co., 99 P.3d 1166, cert denied 544 U.S. 920 (2005)
  • Ferrell, et al. v. Allstate Indemnity, et al., 2008-NMSC-042 (June 2008)
  • Rivera Platte v. First Colony Life Ins. Co., 2008-NMSC-058 (September 2008)

Education:

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • M.A., University of Texas at El Paso, 1991
  • B.A. George Mason University, 1989

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association (director, 2005 – 2007)
  • New Mexico Commission on Professionalism (member, 2005 – 2007)

Community Service:

  • Director, Conservation Voters New Mexico (2009-Present)
  • Director, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (2004-2008)

Recognition & Certifications:

  • BV Martindale-Hubbell rating: Karen has been highly rated by her peers as holding this high level of professional excellence and ethics. Only 40 % of lawyers are peer-rated.
  • Certified Mediator: Karen has completed a 40-hour certification program in mediation conducted by the Institute for Conflict Management, LLC. ICM is a pre-eminent alternative dispute resolution firm which, since 1995, has trained more than 2,700 professionals in mediation, arbitration and conciliation.
  • State Bar of New Mexico Leadership Institute: Karen is a graduate of the First Leadership Training Institute.