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Jane Bloom Yohalem

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 505-988-2826

Jane B. Yohalem has been certified as an appellate practice specialist by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization since 2001. She handles civil and some criminal appeals in state and federal courts and is appellate counsel of record in approximately 75 reported decisions in virtually every area of the law. Her work in appellate practice has been recognized in New Mexico Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America since 2009. Ms. Yohalem has had her own solo appellate practice since 1997. She began practicing in New Mexico in 1986, working with the Law Office of Simon & Oppenheimer. Before that time, she practiced in Washington D.C. handling national class action litigation for the Mental Health Law Project, a national public interest law firm.

Yale UniversityBA 1972Columbia University Law SchoolJ.D. 1975Georgetown University Law CenterLL.M 1976
Uniform Jury Committee --CivilNM Trial Lawyers AssociationAppellate Practice Section of the NM BarWomen's Bar AssociationCreativity for Peace

Case History

Lessard v. Coronado Paint and Decorating Center, Inc., 2007-NMCA-122, 142 N.M. 583, 168 P.3d 155 — Expands the tort of negligent hiring and retention in New Mexico.
Estate of Gutierrez v. Meteor Monument, LLC, 273 P.3d 97 (N.M. S.Ct. 2012) — Groundbreaking decision on the proof required to establish tort liability under the New Mexico Dram Shop Act.
State v. Gonzales, 2011-NMCA-081, 150 N.M. 494, 263 P.3d 271, 274 — The Court of Appeals reversed Defendant's conviction for child abuse, holding that drunk driving which endangers the public equally does not amount to child abuse, even if a child dies in an accident caused by the drunk driver.

The Court of Appeals' double jeopardy decision in Defendant's favor remains unresolved in the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Office Location

309 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 2827
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2827
United States

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Other Information

Gender: Female