200 West Marcy Street, Suite 129
Santa Fe, NM 87501 | Ph: 505.982.4676

Joseph P. Walsh, Associate

Phone: 505-982-4676
Fax: 505-988-7029
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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Litigation and Appellate Practice

With Sommer Udall Law Firm Since

  • 2014

Experience

  • Joseph has extensive experience advocating on behalf of his clients in both trial and appellate courtrooms. He has represented international businesses in complex federal litigation, as well as spending many years in the service of the indigent as a public defender.
  • He has tried in excess of thirty cases to a jury in his short career.

Education

  • St. John’s Jesuit High School, Toledo, Ohio, 1997
  • B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Political Science / Psychology, 2001
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • New Mexico (Federal and State)
  • Ohio (inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Reported Appellate Decisions

  • State v. Garcia,
  • 217 P.3d 1032, 2009 -NMSC- 046 (Holding New Mexico rejects California v. Hodari D. and reverts to the Mendenhall test to determine when a reasonable person would feel free to leave)
  • State v. Reyes,
  • 215 P.3d 85, 2009 -NMCA- 091
  • State v. Clements,
  • 215 P.3d 54, 2009 -NMCA- 085
  • State v. Perry,
  • 146 N.M. 208, 207 P.3d 1185, 2009 -NMCA- 052
  • State v. Quick,
  • 146 N.M. 80, 206 P.3d 985, 2009 -NMSC- 015
  • State v. Lopez,
  • 146 N.M. 98, 206 P.3d 1003, 2009 -NMCA- 044 (Holding best evidence rule requires production of vehicle registration documents and agent’s testimony of registration was insufficient to support conviction for trafficking where no drugs found in defendant’s car)
  • State v. Burke,
  • 144 N.M. 772, 192 P.3d 767, 2008 -NMSC- 052
  • State v. Munoz,
  • 144 N.M. 350, 187 P.3d 696, 2008 -NMCA- 090
  • State v. Utley,
  • 144 N.M. 275, 186 P.3d 904, 2008 -NMCA- 080
  • State v. Moore,
  • 144 N.M. 14, 183 P.3d 158, 2008 -NMCA- 056 (Holding no exigent circumstances in regard to house 30-40 feet away from an anhydrous ammonia leak in garage
  • State v. Horton,
  • 144 N.M. 71, 183 P.3d 956, 2008 -NMCA- 061 (Dismissing State’s appeal for lack of jurisdiction)
  • State v. Garcia,
  • 143 N.M. 765, 182 P.3d 146, 2008 -NMCA- 044 (Overruled by State v. Garcia, 2009 -NMSC- 046)
  • State v. Burke,
  • 142 N.M. 218, 164 P.3d 99, 2007 -NMCA- 093

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Barrister, Oliver Seth American Inn of Court
  • Member, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Order of Barristers
  • Member, New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Committee for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction

Recognitions

  • 2006 Clem Sehrt Award for Outstanding Moot Court Member

Outside Interests

  • Volunteering
  • Ice Fishing and Fly Fishing
  • Fly Tying
  • Gardening
  • Brewing Beer

Address

200 West Marcy Street, Suite 129 | Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505.982.4676 | Fax: 505.988.7029 | firminfo@sommerudall.com

About Us

Sommer Udall Law Firm was founded in 1953 by Joseph A. Sommer. The firm is one of the preeminent law firms in Northern New Mexico. Read more.
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