Elden Pennington

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pennington Law L.L.C.
Elden Pennington
Pennington Law L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Administrative Law; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 2010

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2023
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Pennington Law L.L.C.

128 Grant Ave
Suite 223
Santa Fe, NM 87501 Visit website


Elden Pennington is the founder of the law firm of Pennington Law L.L.C. located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With over a decade of legal experience, he focuses his practice on criminal defense, but also takes on administrative law proceedings, including driver’s license suspensions, license revocations, and game and fish violations. Additionally, he represents clients with personal injury matters. 

Mr. Pennington has a genuine concern for his clients, and this is seen in the way he handles every case, fighting aggressively for the rights and liberties of his clients. He shows an unwavering commitment to his clients’ needs and provides personalized, efficient and cost-effective counsel to all his clients. 

Having obtained a long list of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, Mr. Pennington strives to bring justice to his clients who have been injured because of the negligence and carelessness of another party and also for those who have been accused of wrongdoing. He is well known for the diligent and tireless advocacy he provides for his clients.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in conservation studies from Santa Fe College, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is admitted to practice in the state of New Mexico and before the United States District Court. 

Honored for his diligent and dedicated legal services, Mr. Pennington received many accolades, including being named to the Top 10 DUI Defense Attorneys by Attorney and Practice Magazine and being named to the country’s Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He was also the recipient of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Administrative Law

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Licensing, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Administrative Law

First Admitted: 2010, New Mexico

Educational Background:
  • College of Santa Fe, B.A., Conservation Studies, 2006
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Mexico, 2010
  • United States District Court

Office location for Elden Pennington

128 Grant Ave
Suite 223
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-204-7980


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2023

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