Stephen S. Hamilton - Montgomery & Andrews, P.A.

Stephen S. Hamilton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

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 CollegeBA 1970University of California Los AngelesJ.D. 1974
American Bar AssociationNew Mexico Bar AssociationCalifornia Bar AssociationFirst Judicial District Bar AssociationNew Mexico Defense Lawyers AssociationOliver Seth Chapter of the American Inns of CourtNew Mexico Supreme CourtNew Mexico Rues of Civil Procedure Committee 1997-2003

Case History

Powell v. New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department — 117 NM 415, 872, P.2d 388 (Ct. App. 1994). Successfully obtained summary judgment and defended the constitutionality of the New Mexico Tort Claims Act
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). Successfully defended UCC claim tried to a jury and obtained reversal of adverse trial decision as to equitable claims.
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. Summary Judgment upheld in favor of the Village of Wagon Mound on their claim to the main waterline easement serving its citizens.
McNeill v. Rice Engineering and Operating, Inc. — 2010-NMSC-015, 148 N.M. 16, 229 P.3d 489. Supreme Court upheld grant of summary judgment on trespass claim. Argued case to the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Chavez v. New Mexico Public Education Department — 621 F.3d 1275 (2010). Obtained favorable jury verdict on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act claim brought against the NMPED.
SECSYS, LLC v. Vigil — 666 F.3d 678 (10th Cir. 2012). Obtained a summary judgment on constitutional claims brought against former state treasurer.
Sunnyland Farms, Inc. v. Central New Mexico Electrical Cooperative, Inc. — 2013-NMSC-017, 301 P.3d 387. Successfully obtained decision from New Mexico Supreme Court as to all punitive damages and the majority of consequential damages awarded by the trial court on a claim against an electrical cooperative arising out of a fire which destroyed a large commercial greenhouse.

Office Location

325 Paseo de Peralta
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

Practice Areas

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Other Information

Gender: Male