Kenneth R. Wagner
American Association of Justice
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
New Mexico Bar Association
Albuquerque Bar Association
Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Lawyer and AV rated.
University of New Mexico, BA
University of Tulsa, JD
I am fortunate that I have been able to pursue the profession that I love for over three decades. In this time frame, I have tried and settled many lawsuits resulting in millions of dollars for my injured clients and their families. My experience has taught me that in order to competently represent a client, there are certain basics that apply in all cases.
Prior to filing a lawsuit, thoroughly investigate the facts as time and money permit. Prepare a lawsuit to try, not to settle. Every case, large or small, should be worked up for trial. Fair settlements are the product of tedious preparation. Your adversaries and insurance companies will know they do not have an advantage if the case is properly prepared.
An attorney and client essentially form a partnership to prosecute a lawsuit. Open and transparent communication is vital to the success of the partnership. I listen to my clients, I answer their questions and I attempt to return all calls, faxes and e-mails within twenty-four hours.
It is imperative that an attorney continue his or her education. The legal profession is ever-changing and continuing education is a must.
I grew up in a working family in Silver City, New Mexico. I attended the University of New Mexico on an NCAA football scholarship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated with a double major in economics and psychology.
After a short stint with a computer company in Denver, Colorado, I enrolled in law school at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from law school, I began my law practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to my law degree, I attended an intensive trial seminar at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California.
One of my most cherished community activities is working with my wife, Margo, in Extol! Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity we founded to help children at risk in New Mexico.
I handle cases throughout the Southwest and occasionally elsewhere. We enjoy helping people and look forward to meeting you.
Kenneth R. Wagner