George McFall practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, civil rights, education law and appellate practice. In his twenty-four years of practice he has represented both private and public sector employers in state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation matters involving claims under both federal and state law. He is a trained mediator, and routinely advises clients in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution processes. In addition to his litigation work, he regularly advises clients on complex workplace issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, he presents training sessions for clients on state and federal anti-discrimination laws, employee policies and conducting workplace investigations in order to ensure compliance with ever-changing requirements and to avoid litigation. He has represented the Albuquerque Public Schools in numerous civil rights and education-related matters.
George R. McFall
- University of New Mexico, J.D., graduated 1987
- Stanford University, AB, graduated 1970
- New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico
- Employment Law Alliance - Member
- National Association of School Board Attorneys - Member
- State Bar of New Mexico - Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution
- University of New Mexico School of Law - Former Adjunct Professor
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Education Law, Albuquerque (2017)
- Employment Law - Management, Albuquerque (2016)
- Litigation - Labor and Employment, Albuquerque (2013)
- Education Law, Albuquerque (2012)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Education Law
- Employment Law - Management
- Litigation - Labor and Employment
- Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year in Education -- Albuquerque, 2012"
- Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Education and Labor & Employment Law, 2010 - present
- Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Labor & Employment, 2010 - present
- Southwest Super Lawyer in Labor & Employment, 2007 - present
- AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year in Ligitation - Labor & Employment -- Albuquerque, 2013"
Areas of Expertise:
- Employee Benefits
George is an Employment Law Specialist certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization.
Attorney Case History
- Successful defense of San Juan Coal Company against the charges of sex discrimination filed by the EEOC on behalf of a female equipment operator, alleging that the company discriminated against the employee on the basis of her gender by failing to provide training in order to be able to advance within the company. The court granted the employer's motion for summary judgment as to all of the claims asserted in the complaint and awarded costs to the employer. See EEOC v. San Juan Coal Company.
Training for Employer Clients
- Regularly assists employer clients by conducting training on various aspects of employment law to help ensure that the employers' policies and workplace practices comply with applicable law. Assisted BHP Navajo Coal Company and the San Juan Coal Company in conducting comprehensive training to augment the clients' anti-sexual harassment policies. This training involved approximately 50 two-hour sessions over a two-week period. Assisted our client in preparing training materials and designing training sessions for both management level and hourly employees.
- A city councilman sued for defamation as a result of an editorial appearing in the local newspaper. The New Mexico Court of Appeals reversed the district court and ordered summary judgment in favor of the newspaper, ruling as a matter of law that the statements were not defamatory. See Mendoza v. Gallup Independent.