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James A. Askew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Askew & White, LLC
1122 Central Ave. SW, Suite 1
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-433-3097
Fax: 505-717-1494
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business (60%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%), Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

James A. Askew guides clients at Askew & White, 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. 

He holds a high rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and belongs to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

* 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
  • 60%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Collections, Foreclosure


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About James A. Askew

First Admitted: 1986, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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: 505-433-3097

Fax: 505-717-1494

Last Updated: 10/27/2021

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