In addition to his legal practice, R.E. has a long history of public service. He has served as a United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, a New Mexico State Senator, a member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the U. S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys. He has, also, served on the New Mexico Supreme Court Committees, including the Rules of Evidence and the Rules of Civil Procedure. He is a Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Board. Additionally, R.E. has served as out-of-state liaison for the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas.
R.E. has been recognized as an Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer by the New Mexico Defense Lawyer Association and Best of the Bar in Litigation by New Mexico Business Weekly. Additionally, he has been rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, and recognized by Best Lawyers of America® and Southwest Super Lawyers®. In 2013, he was selected by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice – Albuquerque" and as "Top 25 New Mexico Southwest Super Lawyers".
R.E. served as President and Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.