Company: Keleher & McLeod
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Ryan M. Walters, Attorney at Keleher & McLeod, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in litigation.
Inspired by his father, Jeane Walters, who practiced law in Texas, Mr. Walters desired to also work in the legal field as a result of his strong influence. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and achieved a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Baylor Law School in 2011. Subsequently, he was admitted to practice law in the states of New Mexico and Texas, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Since 2020, Mr. Walters has excelled in his role as an attorney with Keleher & McLeod, where he specializes in commercial, personal injury and employment litigation. In addition, he regularly handles defense and prosecution of a variety of commercial disputes, including disputes between businesses and internal disputes among business owners, as well as real estate disputes.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Walters was an associate at Lewis Brisbois in 2019 and 2020, Lewis Roca Rothgerbert Christie LLP from 2013 to 2019 and Miller Stratvert, PA in 2012 and 2013. In 2011, he commenced his professional career as a law clerk to the Federal District Judge James O. Browning of the District of New Mexico. A 2004 National Merit Finalist, Mr. Walters was the recipient of the Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP Writing Excellence Award in 2011. With this sentiment, he has authored a number of law review articles, including works in the Oregon Law Review, Santa Clara Law Review and Baylor Law Review. He attributes his vast success to hard work and paying close attention to his tasks. Presently, Mr. Walters maintains affiliation with the H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and Young Professionals of Albuquerque. Looking ahead, he envisions himself rising to the rank of a partner at his current firm and becoming even more seasoned in his legal acumen.
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