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Mark D. Jarmie

Mark Jarmie was raised in northern New Mexico. He attended Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center. He returned to New Mexico to serve as a clerk to Chief Judge Oliver Seth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Following his clerkship with Chief Judge Seth, Mr. Jarmie was appointed to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted a wide variety of cases including white collar crime and political corruption cases. He next accepted a position as the senior prosecutor and chief of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division.

Mr. Jarmie was later appointed as the director of the Albuquerque City Attorney’s Civil Rights Division, where he defended suits brought against the Albuquerque Police Department, and developed and taught an innovative civil rights training program required for all APD officers.

In 1994, Mr. Jarmie opened up a civil trial practice, where he has served clients throughout New Mexico and parts of Texas for almost thirty years. His clients include numerous police agencies, governmental entities, businesses, insurance companies and individuals. The primary focus of his practice is in the litigation of tort, employment, and civil rights claims. Mr. Jarmie has been lead counsel in over three dozen jury trials in the federal and state courts of New Mexico, and has made over 50 appellate arguments to the United States Courts of Appeals and to the New Mexico appellate courts.  Since 2021, an increasing portion of his practice has been service as a mediator in complex litigation throughout New Mexico and Texas.

Mr. Jarmie has been named a Southwest SuperLawyer for the last eight years in both Civil Litigation and  Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution.  In 2022, he was elected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  He was elected in 2018 to American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization of trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Constitution.

Mr. Jarmie has twice been awarded the New Mexico State Bar Distinguished Service award, once for his work on behalf of crime victims, and a second time for developing a State Bar outreach program towards government lawyers. He has authored numerous articles regarding civil rights and alleged police misconduct.

Mr. Jarmie is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law and teaches the evening sections of the school’s Evidence and Trial Practice course.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Mexico (1982)

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1982)

  • United States Supreme Court (1991)

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2006)