General Information

Year founded: 1946
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"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." This sums up the attitude of the attorneys at Sutin, Thayer & Browne about finding solutions to complex legal problems.

What sets us apart from other law firms is our ability to provide our clients with aggressive and innovative representation. That means developing expertise in new areas of the law, as well as finding creative solutions for business owners, executives, public officials and individuals for whom we provide daily counsel and advice. It also means ensuring that our lawyers continue to be active leaders in bar and industry associations, are frequent speakers at seminars and programs in New Mexico and other states, and are published authors of articles, papers and other scholarly works.


Sutin, Thayer & Browne, APC is metro ranked in 20 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law

About Our Clients

ABQ Health Partners; Accounting and Consulting Group; American Properties; Ameriquest Mortgage Company; Bank of Albuquerque; Bayview Financial Trading Group; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Bombardier Capital, Inc.; The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc.; City of Farmington, New Mexico; City of Grants, New Mexico; City of Lordsburg, New Mexico; City of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Coldwell Banker Legacy; Comcast; Corrections Corporation of America; DaimlerChrysler Services; Diamond Shamrock; Eastern New Mexico University; Farm Credit of New Mexico; Ford Motor Credit Company; Fuller Homes, Inc.; George K. Baum & Company; Giant Industries, Inc.; Goldman Sachs Capital Partners V; Hilton Hotels Corporation; Irontree Transportation and Speedy Heavy Hauling, Inc.; Jim Burns Automotive Group; Leavitt Insurance; Lighthouse Financial Group of New Mexico, Inc.; Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc.; Memorial Medical Center, Inc.; MIOX Corporation; Navajo Nation; Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company, Inc.; New Mexico Banquest Corporation; New Mexico Department of Transportation; New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation; New Mexico Finance Authority; New Mexico Governor's Office; New Mexico Highlands University; New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority; New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance; New Mexico Public Education Department; New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority; New Mexico Risk Management Department; New Mexico State Treasurer's Office; ParexLahabra, Inc.; Pueblo of Laguna Development Corporation; RBC Capital Markets; Rio Grande Title Company, Inc.; Santa Fe Community College; State of New Mexico; Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.; TriCore Reference Laboratories; University of New Mexico; UNM Hospital; USI Southwest; Waste Connections, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank; Yates Petroleum; Zanios Foods, Inc.; Zia Trust, Inc.

Select Clients

  • American Civil Liberties Union - New Mexico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • City of Grants, New Mexico
  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • Laguna Department of Education
  • Laguna Development Corporation
  • Navajo Nation
  • New Mexico Finance Authority
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority
  • Pueblo of Sandia
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico Hospital

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Employment Law - Management
Working with Ben Thomas at Sutin, Thayer & Browne is always a pleasure! He is very knowledgeable and so personable that it makes even the toughest conversations and decisions easier. I appreciate him immensely!
Anne Brionez – A-TECH Corporation
Corporate Law
Benjamin Thomas and Wade Jackson from day one have shown why Sutin Thayer & Browne is in my opinion the number legal firm in the state of New Mexico. The professionalism and attention to detail has been above and beyond my expectations. Their common sense approach to all of Fetera Energy's business inquires related to taxes, corporate structure, and agreements have been handled in a professional, timely, and accurately manner.
Jewll Powdrell – Fetera Energy
Public Finance Law
Sutin, Thayer & Browne is a great firm and group of attorneys. The work is always timely, accurate, and complete. We call upon the Sutin firm for a wide range of topics, and their ability to analyze complex legal issues, and to act swiftly to accommodate our needs, allows us to help our clients in a timely manner.
Dan Opperman – New Mexico Finance Authority
Employment Law - Management
Ben Thomas and team at Sutin, Thayer & Browne have always been very reactive to any concern that we have brought to them. They are helpful and make themselves available to see the project through, regardless of what it is. I totally appreciate their understanding of the issue at hand and how the industry in which we work could affect the process and outcome. I look forward to working with them for years to come! They are a good show team!
Anne Brionez – A-TECH Corporation
Health Care Law
Sutin, Thayer & Browne's health care attorneys are very knowledgeable and tuned into New Mexico's health care landscape. I appreciate their responsiveness and timeliness of work product.
Don Daniel – Presbyterian Medical Servies
Corporate Law
This organization is very professional. It has provided me a level of service far above my expectations.
Jewll Powdrell – Fetera Energy
Family Law
I have been represented by Sutin, Thayer & Browne for a few years. Prior to working with them I had gone through three other attorneys. By far this firm has been the most professional, responsive, and supportive firm yet. There staff is friendly, responsive, and professional.
Health Care Law
My experiences with Sutin, Thayer & Browne have been exceptional. Their lawyers have the expertise, knowledge, and understanding to resolve issues and matters in a timely and thoughtful manner. After working with their health care lawyers for several years, I highly recommend Sutin, Thayer & Browne.
David Weil – Quorum Health


Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 2 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 2 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Tier 2 for Education Law
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Tier 2 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 3 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Santa Fe
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Public Finance Law
Tier 2 for Financial Services Regulation Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Main Location

Albuquerque, NM
6100 Uptown Boulevard, NE, Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110
United States
505-883-2500 Call our Albuquerque, NM location at 505-883-2500 Get Directions Get directions to our Albuquerque, NM location

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Management and Personnel

President & CEO
Benjamin E. Thomas
Chairman of the Board
Jay D. Rosenblum


Litigation Practice Group Leader
Lynn E. Mostoller
Commercial Practice Group Leader
Wade L. Jackson
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