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

B. Cullen Hallmark, Partner

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

  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • General Civil Trial Practice
  • Land Title Litigation
  • Real Estate and Commercial Transactions
  • Estate Planning
  • Construction Law

With Sommer Sutin Law Firm Since

  • 2015

Education

  • St. John’s College (Santa Fe, NM), B.A., 1980
  • University of Texas at El Paso (non-degree studies in math and physics 1981)
  • University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 1984)
  • Articles Editor, The Review of Litigation (1983-84)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of NM – 1984 to present
  • State Bar of Texas – 1985 (currently inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico – 1985 to present
  • Fifth and Tenth United States Court of Appeals

Practicing Law Since

  • 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Judicial District Bar Association (President -1998)
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV rated

Instructor for Continuing Legal Education

  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, Albuquerque (2015)
  • Asset-Based Guide to Probateee, Albuquerque (2015)
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, Albuquerque (2015)
  • Probate Boot Camp, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2014)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2013)
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2012)
  • Estate Administration from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2012)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, Farmington (2012)
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Law, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2010)
  • The Probate Law and the Probate Process in New Mexico, Center for Legal Education, New Mexico State Bar Foundation, Albuquerque and Las Cruces (2010)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2010)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2009)
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2009)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2008)
  • 4th Annual Probate Process from Start to Finish in New Mexico,National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2006)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2005)
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2005)
  • Estate Planning and Probate for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant in New Mexico, Institute of Paralegal Education, Albuquerque (2004)
  • The Probate Process for New Mexico Paralegals: From Start to Finish, Institute of Paralegal Education, Albuquerque (2004)
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2003)
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque (2001)
  • Advanced Issues in Probate for the Paralegal in New Mexico, Institute of Paralegal Education, Albuquerque (2000)
  • Basic Estate Administration for the New Mexico Paralegal, Institute of Paralegal Education, Albuquerque (1999)

Community Involvement

  • New Mexico Land Conservancy, Board of Directors (Current chair)
  • Quivira Coalition, Co-manager of Red Canyon Reserve, Socorro County, New Mexico
  • Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program, State Bar of New Mexico, referral attorney
  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission, panelist
  • New Mexico Fee Arbitration Committee, arbitrator
  • Santa Fe Master Gardener Association. Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Advisory Opinions Committee, (past member)
  • St John’s College Search and Rescue Team (past member)

Interests and Hobbies

  • Kayaking, skiing, hiking, traveling