Reputation of integrity and trust
A Reputation of Integrity and Trust Since 1959
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Equipped with resources to manage large-scale litigation

For more than sixty years, Butt Thornton & Baehr PC has been known as a law firm of quality and integrity. We are proud of the position of trust and respect the firm has earned in New Mexico’s business, legal and governmental communities. Our commitment is to continue to meet the high standards that have earned us that reputation into the twenty-first century.

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The firm has extensive experience in appellate proceedings. Our attorneys make appearances in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the New Mexico Supreme Court and…

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Hope Pendleton

Hope Pendleton

I was raised in the Midwest and moved to Albuquerque specifically to attend law school and begin a second career as an attorney in New Mexico. I entered the legal field with an extensive background in human resources and training and development in the social services field. While in law school, I had the privilege of serving both as President of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and Vice President of the Association of Public Interest Lawyers (APIL). I received the ALI-CLE Award for scholarship and leadership sponsored by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association. I was also involved in the Marshall Brennan program providing civic education to high school students and preparing them for moot court competition. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the beautiful state of New Mexico, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.