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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 then 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.

After leaving the City Attorney’s office, Mark Jarmie opened up a civil trial practice, where he has served clients throughout New Mexico and parts of Texas for twenty years. His clients include 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 thirty jury trials and has participated in over four dozen appellate arguments.

Mr. Jarmie has been honored as New Mexico’s Outstanding Young Lawyer by the New Mexico Bar Foundation. He 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 is the author of several articles, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He 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.

Mark Jarmie is a graduate of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and provides effective and cost-efficient mediation services. Additionally, Mr. Jarmie is a co-founder of Another Look, a separate professional trial consulting service for cases that need a second analysis.

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)

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Cody R. Rogers

Ms. Rogers is a native New Mexican. She attended college at New Mexico State University and obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Since her admission to the bar in 2006, Ms. Rogers has represented governmental entities, public employees and businesses in civil rights, employment and tort litigation in New Mexico’s state and federal courts. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict before juries, as well as representing clients in bench trials and administrative proceedings. She has also handled numerous civil appeals and has argued before New Mexico’s state and federal appellate courts. She provides employment and labor law advice to public and private clients, including drafting policies and handbooks and conducting employment-related investigations.

Cody currently serves as the President of the New Defense Lawyers Association and has been a member of its Board of Directors for several years. She is a member of the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. She frequently teaches continuing legal education seminars on civil rights and employment litigation and is the program chair for the New Mexico Defense Lawyers annual Civil Rights seminar.

Practice Areas – Civil Rights, Law Enforcement Liability, Tort Defense, Employment Law.

Education

University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

New Mexico State University, B.A., with honors, 2003

Awards

  • Thomson Reuters Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – present)

  • Las Cruces Sun-News Reader’s Choice Award-Best Attorney (2014)

  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Mexico

  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit