Zachary A. Ives

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Garcia Ives Nowara
 | 924 Second Street NW, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-899-1030
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Zachary A. Ives joined the Albuquerque law firm of Garcia Ives Nowara LLC as a partner in 2012 after more than a decade at another large Albuquerque firm. Since joining his current firm, Mr. Ives has focused his practice on protecting the residents of New Mexico who have suffered civil rights violations or who face charges for criminal offenses. For more than a decade, New Mexico residents have turned to Mr. Ives for guidance when faced with legal issues, such as the following:
• Civil rights, including police misconduct, freedom of religious expression, class actions to improve jail conditions and employment discrimination
• Criminal defense cases and investigations, including health care fraud, political corruption, drug trafficking, violent crimes and immigration offenses
• Criminal appeals in both federal and state courts
Mr. Ives began practicing law in 2000 after graduating from The University of New Mexico School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of New Mexico. Since he began his legal career, he has earned recognition for his commitment to justice. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico named him a cooperating attorney for the year 2008 thanks to his work on a number of civil rights cases, and he is listed among The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of criminal defense.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Ives has also served on several committees and panels. He served for five years as the chair of the Uniform Jury Instructions-Criminal Committee of the New Mexico Supreme Court. He also currently serves on both the Criminal Justice Act Appeals Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and on the Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor

Civil Rights (20%): Police Misconduct

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor

Civil Rights: Police Misconduct

Appellate: Appeals

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Zachary Ives

Admitted: 2000, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.ginlawfirm.com/index.php/attorneys/zachary-ives

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as Cooperating attorney of the year, American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Thesis Honors, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Alumni Writing Prize, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Clinical Honors, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Julia Raymond McCulloch Memorial Award for Constitutional Law, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Jerrold J. Walden Award for Overall Academic Performance, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of white-collar criminal defense

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2001
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2001
  • New Mexico, 2000
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel Member, 2006–present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Criminal Justice Act Appeals Panel, Member, 2006–present
  • New Mexico Supreme Court, Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Member, 2003–2006
  • New Mexico Supreme Court, Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Chair, 2006–2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re Sealed Case, 310 F.3d 717 (Foreign Surveillance Ct. of Rev. 2002)
  • United States v. Burson, 531 F.3d 1254 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • United States v. Martinez-Barragan, 545 F.3d 894 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • State v. Villa, 2004-NMSC-031, 136 N.M. 367, 98 P.3d 1017
  • State v. McClaugherty, 2008-NMSC-044, 144 N.M. 483, 188 P.3d 1234
  • Co-wrote the merits brief in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, 546 U.S. 418 (2006)

Educational Background:

  • Vassar College, B.A. 1995, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa
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Office Location for Zachary A. Ives

924 Second Street NW
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-899-1030

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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