Chris Marquez and Ryan Walters Elected Partners with JHKM’s New Mexico Office

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Albuquerque, New Mexico — Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that Chris Marquez and Ryan Walters were elected partners with the firm’s New Mexico office.

Chris is a litigator whose practice is focused on construction, real estate, and commercial litigation.  He represents both individual and corporate clients in a variety business disputes, as well as financial and property related matters.  Chris also regularly defends governmental clients against claims brought under federal and state law.

Chris earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  He joined JHKM in 2016.

Ryan’s practice is focused in commercial litigation and civil appeals.  He has experience representing a variety of businesses, including real estate investors and financial institutions in contested business collections and residential foreclosures.  He also handles many employment lawsuits and disputes amongst business owners.

Early in his legal career, Ryan served as a law clerk with U.S. District Court Judge James O. Browning of the District of New Mexico.  He is a published legal scholar who spends some of his spare time writing law review articles published in various law journals.  Ryan earned his law degree from Baylor Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  He joined JHKM in 2020.

About Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod is a full-service litigation and business law firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico to address legal needs of clients in the southwest. The firm’s attorneys have extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. In addition, the firm represents business and individuals in a wide range of legal matters, including antitrust, attorney regulation and ethics, appellate law, business law and litigation, banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil rights and constitutional law, commercial real estate, construction, corporate law, employment, environmental, estate planning, trusts and probate, family law, fidelity and surety, government relations and lobbying, insurance defense and coverage, medical and professional malpractice, municipal law, personal injury, energy regulatory matters and tribal law, as well as alternative dispute resolution. For additional information, visit

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