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Scott M. Davidson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

The Law Office Of Scott M. Davidson
1101 Lomas Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-420-5365
Fax: 505-243-6279
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Appellate, Criminal Defense, Immigration: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Representing clients throughout the United States in immigration appeals, criminal appeals and post-conviction appeals, Scott M. Davidson is an experienced, accomplished attorney with The Law Office of Scott M. Davidson. With over two decades in state and federal courts, he has also represented clients from Vietnam, Nigeria, Mexico, Ireland, Iran, Honduras, Guatemala, Germany and Cuba.

Mr. Davidson is passionate about education and has studied in many several different states and countries. At Trinity University in 1984, he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts, then attended Yale University, where he graduated with a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. Between undergraduate school and graduate school, he attended Macalester College, King’s College in London and the Institut de la Mediterranee in France.

He then moved on to law school at the University of New Mexico, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1996. Since 1985, he has taught at several different schools, including Yale University, the University of South Carolina and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Mr. Davidson is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a former member of the American Association for Justice.

Admitted to practice in the state of New Mexico, Mr. Davidson also has experience in many federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 9th and 10th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Appellate
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Immigration: Consumer
Focus Areas

Appeals

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Scott M. Davidson

First Admitted: 1996, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.justappeals.net/attorney-scott-m-davidson/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Standing Committee for the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Tenth Circuit
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 to present
  • Benefactor and Member, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1998 to present
  • Barrister, H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court, 2008-2012
  • Chair, State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Institute Committee, 2007
  • Board Member, State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section, 2007-2012
  • State of New Mexico
  • Chair, State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section, 2009
  • Board Member, New Mexico Innocence and Justice project, 2008 to present
  • Board Member, Ghost Ranch Governing Board, Presbyterian Church U.S.A., 2007-2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas (pro hac vice)
  • District of Wyoming (pro hac vice)
  • District of Maine (pro hac vice)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Honors/Awards

  • , One of the Top Lawyers in New Mexico, Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence, The Legal Network
  • , 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Yale University, 1985-91, Taught undergraduate courses in contemporary moral issues; teaching fellow in Bass Writing Program for philosophy courses; teaching fellow for courses in logic, history of philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, Appellate Law in Practice (2010-12): Taught hybrid upper-level seminars involving appellate representation of indigent criminal defendants seeking review of convictions in the appellate courts of New Mexico
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1991-93, Taught graduate seminars, upper-level undergraduate courses, and large introductory-level undergraduate courses in philosophy, formal logic, political theory, history of political philosophy, contemporary moral issues, and ethical theory
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, Advocacy (1995-96): Tutored first-year law students in the technique of writing persuasive motions and appellate briefs; worked with Professor Michael Browde and Professor Ruth Kovnat
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, Legal Research, Reasoning and Writing (1994-95): Tutored first-year law students in the technique of writing objective legal memoranda; worked with Professor Robert Schwartz and Visiting Professor Melissa Harrison
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, Innocence and Justice (2006-08): Taught hybrid upper-level seminars involving investigation of claims of actual innocence of indigent criminal defendants incarcerated in New Mexico Department of Corrections, and seeking exoneration in the state courts of New Mexico

Educational Background

  • Trinity University, B.A., 1984
  • Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1980-81
  • King’s College, University of London, London, England, 1983
  • Institut Méditerranéen, Fabrégues, France, 1986
  • Yale University, Ph.D., M. Phil, M.A., 1991
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Office Location for Scott M. Davidson

1101 Lomas Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-420-5365

Fax: 505-243-6279

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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