Philomena M. Hausler

Philomena M. Hausler

Albuquerque, New Mexico
After spending 18 years working as an archaeologist in southwestern Alaska, Ms. Hausler switched careers and became an attorney. She began her legal career in 2006 with a judicial clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2006-2007) followed by a judicial clerkship at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2007-2008). When she completed her federal clerkships, Ms. Hausler moved to New Mexico to enter private practice at the Stetson Law Firm, focusing on Indian law. She later transitioned into civil defense litigation on behalf of state and local governments, serving as an Associate for the Robles Rael Law Firm, and French and Associates, P.C., and in an of counsel capacity for the Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson and for Garcia Law Group, LLC. She has argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in litigation involving federal civil rights claims and federal preemption claims. Although Ms. Hausler has spent much of her legal career representing government defendants, she has also worked as an attorney for the Kelin Law Firm, P.C., which represented plaintiffs with civil rights and personal injury claims in federal, state and tribal courts. Before joining McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, Ms. Hausler worked as an Assistant City Attorney in the City of Albuquerque's Employment and Labor Law Division.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2011


  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude
  • Bryn Mawr College
    • A.B. cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission - Legal panelist


  • English
  • Spanish