Michael Schwarz

Contact: (505) 988-2053
Law Schools: Cambridge University
University of New Mexico
Jurisdictions: New Mexico
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Michael Schwarz
Michael Schwarz is sole practitioner in Santa Fe representing employees in employment matters. He also represents small employers in employment matters. He is a consultative member on the Restatement (Third) of Employment Law, soon to be published, and has served on West Publishing Editorial Board.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Depending on the case: contingency and hourly arrangements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
10th Circuit 
U.S. Supreme Court
Board Certified in Employment and Labor Law (New Mexico Supreme Court)
Professional Experience
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
Cambridge UniversityD.L.S. (1981)Law
University of New MexicoJ.D. (1980)Law
Professionalism Award, State Bar of New Mexico
Highest award awarded by the State Bar of New Mexico
Certificates for Maintaining the Highest Ethical Standards, New Mexico Supreme Court
Numerous years
Best Lawyers in America, Woodward & White
Numerous Years
SuperLawyers of the Southwest, Thompson Reuters
Numerous Years
Professional Associations
Consultative Member, American Law Institute
Activities: Restatement (Third) of Employment Law
Member, New Mexico Trial Lawyers
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, American Bar Association
Member, First Judicial District Bar Association
Member, First Judicial District Bar Association
Activities: Served as present 1990-91
Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, New Mexico Supreme Court
Activities: Member and served as Chair
Member, Civil Rules Committee, U.S. District Court for New Mexico
Employment and Labor Section, State Bar of New Mexico
Activities: Served as Chair for part of this appointment


Articles & Publications
  • Ethical Issues in Dealing with Pro Se Litigants
    Defense Lawyer's Association
  • New Mexico Appellate Practice Manual (Second Ed)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Investigation and Development from Initial Interview through Discovery
    State Bar of New Mexico
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law: Discovery Wars and Motion Sickness
    State Bar of New Mexico
  • Qualified Immunity: The Meaning of Clearly Established Law
    21 NMTLA J. 1 No. 4
  • Investigation of Claims: A Plaintiffs Perspective, the Civil Rights Act of 1991
    State Bar of New Mexico
  • Ethical Duties of a Lawyer During Discovery and at Trial
    State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ethical Considerations, Sanctions, Discovery Abuse and the Attorney's Duties
    New Mexico Trial Lawyer's Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Civil Damages in Police Misconduct Case
    ATLA and Western Trial Lawyers Association, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Malpractice: Managing Your Defense
    253 J. AMA 660
  • Principles and Practice of Medical Jurisprudence
    312 New England J. Medicine 999
  • Social Security
    70 ABA J 104
  • A Survey of Recentl Developments in the United States Social Security Disabiltiy Law
    12 Rivista Giuridica del Lavoro e dell Previdenza Sociale 355
  • Law and Bioethics
    307 New England J. Medicine 382
  • Long Term Sickness Certification Problems
    49 Medico-Legal J. 37
  • A Practiioner's Guide to the Color of Title Act
    20 Nat. Res. J. 681
  • Adjudication Process under U.S. Social Sedcurity Disability Law
    32 ABA Adm. L. Rev. 555 (1980)
  • Mineral and Surface Rights under the Doctrine of Accretion
    20 Nat. Res. J. 1999


P O Box 1656
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1656
Telephone: (505) 988-2053