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, 2020 Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Lawyer, and was recently included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.    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.