Education University of New Mexico (J.D., summa cum laude, 1984) Carnegie-Mellon University (M.S., with highest distinction, 1981) Swarthmore College (B.A., with honors, 1979)
Mr. Schultz is a Director in the Albuquerque office. He served as President and Managing Director from 2004-2006. He practices in the Litigation Department and currently serves as head of the firm’s Complex and Commercial Litigation practice group. Mr. Schultz has a special interest in class action and civil rights litigation, along with other complex procedural and appellate work. Mr. Schultz has significant litigation and appellate experience in both federal and state courts. From 1985-1986, he served as law clerk to Byron R. White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. From 1984-1985, Mr. Schultz was law clerk to the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He served as Lead Articles Editor of the New Mexico Law Review from 1983-1984, and graduated first in his class at the University of New Mexico Law School. Mr. Schultz was a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law during the Spring 1993 semester, and continues to serve there as an Adjunct Professor and frequent lecturer. Mr. Schultz was listed in Chambers & Partners- America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2004) as a litigation specialist where he was described as a “premier lawyer for class action defense.” Mr. Schultz is also listed in Chambers & Partners (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) for litigation: general commercial. Chambers stated: “Andrew Schultz is what a lawyer should be like. He is one of those rare attorneys who can combine exquisite analytical skills with a temperament that is humane and pleasant.” He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, litigation-First Amendment law, and personal injury litigation-defendants. Mr. Schultz was named Albuquerque First Amendment Litigation Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America. In 2012 Best Lawyers named Mr. Schultz Albuquerque Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Schultz is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers-2007-2012 for his expertise and experience in business litigation. In Southwest Super Lawyers-2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Mr. Schultz is recognized as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico. Mr. Schultz is also listed in Benchmark Litigation-The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys for his experience and expertise in antitrust, civil rights, commercial litigation, and media law.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Elected Member: American Law Institute Fellow, American Bar Foundation Federal Bar Association for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Past-President) Albuquerque Bar Association (Past-President) State Bar of New Mexico American Bar Association Has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating
Community and Professional Activities
American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Vice President; Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, Supreme Court of New Mexico; Civil Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico; ACCION New Mexico Board of Directors (2006-11) Chair, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board, Supreme Court of New Mexico (2004-07); University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni Association, President (1995 and 1998), Board of Directors (1996-); Southwest Arts Festival President (1998-99); Museum of Albuquerque Foundation Associates President (1992-93); Chair, Appellate Rules Committee, Supreme Court of New Mexico (1995-98); Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico (1995)
Albuquerque Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2013) (as compiled by Best Lawyers in America); Albuquerque Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year (2012) (as compiled by Best Lawyers in America); New Mexico Business Weekly’s Best of the Bar - 2010 “Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico” - Southwest Super Lawyers-2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award, University of New Mexico School of Law (2007) “Top 10 Lawyers in Albuquerque” (as compiled by Albuquerque the Magazine) (2006) State Bar of New Mexico Distinguished Bar Service Award (2006) New Mexico Business Weekly’s Power Broker Award (2006) American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Cooperating Attorney of the Year Award (1999) State Bar of New Mexico Outstanding Contribution Award (1993 & 1994) President's Award, State Bar of New Mexico (1994) Albuquerque Bar Association Award of Excellence (1993)