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Deena L. Buchanan

Deena L. Buchanan

Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury
  • New Jersey, New Mexico
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Summary

HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION AT WORK. WAGE VIOLATIONS. OVERTIME LAWS.
Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. I represent individuals and small business owners when they need employment law help. Whether you are a business owner trying to do the right thing, or a person who has suffered from discrimination or pay violations, you need a strong lawyer on your side.

CAR ACCIDENTS, WRONGFUL DEATH. PERSONAL INJURY.
The types of injuries I deal with can create a ripple effect that changes everything for a whole family in an instant. I understand and have over two decades of experience fighting these fights. When I worked for insurance companies, I often handled cases worth tens of millions of dollars. When I was badly hurt in a car accident, I decided that someday, I would start my own practice so I could help people struggling with injuries.

BIOGRAPHY.
I have been licensed to practice law in New Mexico since 1998. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with highest honors in 1995. At Pitt, I sang with the internationally touring a cappella Heinz Chapel Choir and served in student government. In 1998, I graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center after serving as an Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. After law school, I moved to New Mexico to begin my law career at a large firm in Albuquerque. I then practiced with large firms and a Fortune 500 company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, gaining great experience on cases that drew national attention.

In 2008, I brought my family back to New Mexico, where I continued to get trial and litigation experience in all aspects of injury law, medical malpractice and employment law. I founded the Buchanan Law Firm, LLC in 2019 and am based in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Administrative Editor
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
Professional Experience
Owner/ Managing Partner
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Albuquerque Managing Partner
Ray, McChristian & Jeans, PC
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I represented businesses, governmental entities and people in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, trucking accident and employment litigation. I also gave advice to small businesses and employers about complying with wage/hour and employment laws, contract negotiations and real estate.
Speaking Engagements
Litigating Like a Hometowner, TADC/NMDLA 2017 West Texas Seminar, Ruidoso, NM
TADC/NMDLA
Spoke about the differences between Texas and New Mexico civil procedure and substantive tort law for multi-state practitioners.
Litigating Like a Hometowner, TADC/NMDLA 2018 West Texas Seminar, Ruidoso, NM
TADC/NMDLA
Spoke about the differences between Texas and New Mexico civil procedure and substantive tort law for multi-state practitioners.
Awards
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
AV-Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Current
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
member
- Current
New Jersey State Bar # 010662000
Member
- Current
New Mexico State Bar
Member
- Current
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I represent individuals, small businesses and employers on an hourly basis, providing advice on business disputes, how to comply with federal and state laws and how to minimize legal risks. I accept credit card payments for these types of cases when that is more convenient for my clients.
  • Contingent Fees
    I represent injured people and employees on a contingency fee basis. I don't get paid on these cases until I recover for my client.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Each case is different, so contact me to discuss which fee arrangement suits your case.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
Website
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC Law Blog
Contact & Map
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC (physical office)
6916 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Suite B-10
Albuquerque, NM 87111
USA
Telephone: (505) 900-3559
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC (mailing address)
12231 Academy Road NE
#300-199
Albuquerque, NM 87111
USA
Telephone: (505) 900-3559