Michael P. Clemens



  • University of Denver Law School, J. D., 1989
  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.A. Economics, 1986


  • New Mexico
  • United States District Court, New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)


I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I did not stray far from home for my education, attending the University of Colorado at Denver and Denver University Law School.

I joined Butt Thornton & Baehr in 1989 and have been a shareholder since 1995. I am listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in New Mexico for expertise in insurance defense.

I am an avid golfer and fly fisherman. I enjoy youth sports, having coached for more than fifteen years. I am happily married with three beautiful children.