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Ryan Harrigan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Saucedo Chavez, P.C.
800 Lomas NW, Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-358-7231
Fax: 505-338-3950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Health Care, Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

A shareholder at SaucedoChavez, P.C., Ryan Harrigan dedicates most of his practice to a variety of health care issues, including litigation and regulatory compliance. He also works on a variety of other civil litigation matters. Mr. Harrigan works out of the firm’s office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he represents people and organizations throughout the state.

Mr. Harrigan attended The University of the South as an undergraduate, and in 1998, he received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and was subsequently inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then went on to pursue his legal education at New York University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2001. After graduation, Mr. Harrigan spent several years with a well-known international law firm, where he handled litigation and business matters for health care institutions for several years until joining his current firm. Admitted to practice in New Mexico and California, he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Mr. Harrigan counts among his clients health care practice groups, individual providers, and hospitals and other facilities. His work has encompassed licensing, the preparation and review of agreements among physicians, and agreements between physicians and health care vendors. Mr. Harrigan has also handled the obtaining of appropriate state licenses for individuals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and other health care providers, and he helps to ensure that the conditions of those licenses are complied with. He has also prepared a variety of advisory opinions on regulatory matters, and he has handled contract disputes on behalf of his clients as well. The overall high quality of his work has earned Mr. Harrigan an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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. 

Practice Areas
  • 70%Health Care
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Hospital Law, Health & Health Care Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

About Ryan Harrigan

First Admitted: 2001, California

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Educational Background

  • University of the South, Sewanee, TN Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Healthcare Leadership High School, Member, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Navigating the Hospital/Physician Employment, 2013 Health Law Symposium, New Mexico State Bar, October 2013
  • The HIPAA Landscape Complying With HIPAA In A Rapidly Changing World, Medical Records Law Seminar, October 2012
  • The Eye of the Storm: The Government's Focus on Hospital-Physician Relationships, ABA - The Health Lawyer, June 2009
  • Erin Brockovich's Foray Into Healthcare: Stretching the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to the Limit, California Health Law News, Spring 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association's Health Law Litigation Section, Co-Chair
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • State of New Mexico, 2009
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State of California, 2001


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Office Location for Ryan Harrigan

800 Lomas NW
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-358-7231

Fax: 505-338-3950

Last Updated: 7/1/2022

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