Joleen K. Youngers

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Fe, NM

Almanzar & Youngers PA
 | 228 Griffin Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-820-0108
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
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    Joleen K. Youngers is a co-founder of Almanzar & Youngers PA, a law firm with offices in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Focusing her practice primarily on civil litigation, she represents clients throughout the state in matters involving personal injuries, wrongful death, labor and employment disputes, premises liability, civil rights and whistleblower complaints, and professional malpractice. Ms. Youngers also handles general commercial litigation and provides advice to clients on contractual matters.

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with high distinction from the University of Iowa in 1983, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Youngers earned an M.A. from New Mexico State University. She then attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, winning the school's annual Tort Scholar Award and receiving her Juris Doctor in 1992. Admitted to practice in New Mexico since 1992, Ms. Youngers is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

    In addition to her busy practice, Ms. Youngers frequently lectures on topics such as employment law, trial skills, sexual harassment and professional ethics. She has given presentations in front of gatherings of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico.

    Recognizing the importance of resolving cases outside of the courtroom when possible, Ms. Youngers is an active participant in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico. She also maintains memberships in several other professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Employment & Labor
    • 20%Civil Rights

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    About Joleen Youngers

    Admitted: 1992, New Mexico

    Professional Webpage: http://www.lascruceslawoffice.com/Attorneys/Joleen-K-Younger...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Tort Scholar Award, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1992

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Faculty
    • American Association for Justice
    • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1992
    • American Bar Association
    • New Mexico State Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • New Mexico, 1992
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • American Civil Liberties Union

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law (Presentation on Tort Claims vs. Government), New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, April 24, 2009 - Present
    • Section 1983 Litigation in the 21st Century, American Civil Liberties Union , September 25, 2009 - Present
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 31, 2009 - November 4, 2009
    • Taking and Defending Depositions, University of New Mexico, March 5, 2010 - March 7, 2010
    • Northwest Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, August 10, 2010 - August 12, 2010
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 22, 2010 - October 28, 2010
    • 15th Annual Civil Trial Seminar (Employment Law Presentation), El Paso Bar Association, February 18, 2011 - Present
    • People's Law School, Dona Ana Branch Community College, 1994 - 1995
    • Taking and Defending Depositions, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, May 16, 2002 - May 18, 2002
    • Gender Claims in the Workplace, State Bar Legal Assistants Division, September 19, 2002 - Present
    • National Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, July 12, 2003 - July 19, 2003
    • Employment Law in New Mexico, Lorman Educational Services, August 27, 2004
    • Southwest Regional Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, May 15, 2005 - Present
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 15, 2005 - October 23, 2005
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, January 26, 2006 - January 28, 2006
    • Southwest Deposition Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, May 4, 2006 - May 6, 2006
    • National Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006
    • Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination: Ethics, Paralegal Division of New Mexico, November 11, 2006 - Present
    • Every Lawyer's Professionalism and Ethics, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, November 17, 2006 - Present
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, January 18, 2007 - January 20, 2007
    • Southwest Deposition Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, May 17, 2007 - May 19, 2007
    • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 31, 2008 - November 3, 2008
    • Professionalism and Ethics for Every Lawyer, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, November 21, 2008 - Present

    Educational Background:

    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Graduated with High Distinction, December 1983
    • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, M.A., December 1988
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    Office Location for Joleen K. Youngers

    228 Griffin Street
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    Phone: 505-820-0108

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