Stephen S. Hamilton Attorney, Shareholder, Santa Fe Office
Mr. Hamilton is a trial lawyer with 36 years of experience in a wide range of civil litigation. His practice is currently primarily concentrated in the fields of condemnation and eminent domain, real property rights, commercial litigation, the representation of governmental entities and personal injury defense.
Claremont McKenna College, BA cum laude 1970
University of California at Los Angeles, J.D. 1974
Professional Memberships and Activities
State Bar of California
State Bar of New Mexico
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
First Judicial District Bar Association
American Inns of CourtMember, New Mexico Rules of Civil Procedure Committee 1997-2002
Member Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Waldorf School 1984-1989, 1996-2001
Member of Church Council and Former Moderator of the United Church of Santa Fe
AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Eminent Domain and Condemnation
Featured speaker at numerous seminars on condemnation, eminent domain and real property rights sponsored by CLE of New Mexico, Inc., CLE International, the National Business Institute and by Lorman International.
Representative Cases and Transactions
State of N.M. ex rel. New Mexico State Highway Dep’t v. U.S., 229 Ct. Cl. 99, 665 F.2d 1023 (1981)
State of N.M. ex rel. N.M. State Highway Dep’t v. Goldschmidt, 629 F.2d 665 (10th Cir. N.M., 1980)
California First Bank v. State, 111 N.M. 64, 801 P.2d 646 (1990)
Miller v. New Mexico Department of Transportation, 106 N.M. 253, 741 P.2d 1374 (1987)
Triple B Corp. v. Brown & Root, Inc., 106 N.M. 99, 739 P.2d 968 (1987)
Stuckey’s Stores, Inc. v. O’Cheskey, 93 N.M. 312, 600 P.2d 258, 13 ERC 1673 (1979), appeal dismissed Stuckey’s Stores, Inc. v. O’Cheskey, 446 U.S. 930 (1980)
Powell v. New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department, 117 NM 415, 872, P.2d 388 (Ct. App. 1994)
ENMR Tel. Coop. v. New Mexico State Corporation Commission, 118 N.M. 654, 884 P.2d 810 (1994)
AG Services of America v. Nielsen 231 F3d 726 (10th Cir 2000), cert. denied, 532 U.S.1021, 121 S. Ct. 1961, 149 l. Ed 2d 757 (2001)
Pueblo of Picuris v. New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. 131 NM 166, 33 P3d 916 (Ct App 2001), cert. denied, 131 NM 221, 34 P3d 610
Village of Wagon Mound v. The Mora Trust, 2003-NMCA-035, 62 P.3d 1255 (Ct. App. 2003) cert. denied, 133 NM 413, 63 P.3d 516
e.spire Communications, Inc. v. New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, 392 F.3d 1204 (10th Cir. 2004)
McNeill v. Rice Engineering and Operating, Inc., 2010-NMSC-015, 148 N.M. 16, 229 P.3d 489
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- Administrative Regulatory
- Appellate Practice
- Banking and Finance
- Business Formation and Transactions
- Condemnation and Eminent Domain
- Drug and Medical Device Liability
- Environmental Law
- Estate And Trust Litigation
- Government Relations
- Healthcare and Hospital
- Indian Law
- Labor and Employment
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Medical Malpractice
- Mining Law
- Municipal and Government Law
- Natural Resources
- Non-Profit Law
- Oil and Gas
- Products Liability
- Professional Liability
- Public Utility Regulation and Telecommunications Regulation
- Real Estate
- Surety Law
- Water Law