James A. Askew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Askew & Mazel, LLC
 | 1122 Central Ave. SW, Suite 1
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-445-1592
Fax: 505-717-1494
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (60%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

James A. Askew guides clients at Askew & Mazel, LLC, through decisions about business bankruptcies and debt collection. His practice of bankruptcy law, business law and civil litigation is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He acts to defend people’s rights and achieve resolutions on matters like Chapter 11 reorganizations, foreclosures, collections, landlord and tenant disputes, and financial transactions. When alternative dispute resolution is desired, Mr. Askew understands the process. His representation is also available in the courtroom when business debtors, secured creditors, trustees or committees of unsecured creditors require further litigation to pursue their goals.

His career has been focused on bankruptcy since working as a law clerk for a U.S. bankruptcy judge in the District of New Mexico between 1987 and 1989. He held this position after graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1986 with a Juris Doctor. He continues to be a member of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Bankruptcy Law Section. During the bar association’s 28th Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review, Mr. Askew served as a panel speaker. As an active representative within business bankruptcy cases, he is often invited to give lectures at continuing education legal seminars. He has also given presentations at The University of New Mexico School of Law.

He holds a high rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and belongs to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Avery has admission rights that enable him to represent clients wherever necessary. He can present cases before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New Mexico and Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Mr. Askew counsels clients about debt relief or collection and provides support with filing bankruptcies under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (60%): Bankruptcy Law

Creditor Debtor Rights (30%): Collections, Foreclosure

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Collections, Foreclosure


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About James Askew

Admitted: 1986, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.askewmazelfirm.com/attorneys/james-askew/


  • AV Preeminent, 5 out of 5, by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Mexico State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court – District of Colorado
  • United States District Court – District of New Mexico
  • Colorado, 1996
  • New Mexico, 1986

Educational Background:

  • North Carolina State University, B.A., 1982

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 11
  • Collections
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for James A. Askew

1122 Central Ave. SW
Suite 1
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-445-1592

Fax: 505-717-1494

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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