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Michael Sievers

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Meet Michael Sievers

Mike Sievers was born in Gallup, New Mexico, where he grew up and graduated high school before heading off to college at New Mexico State University. After graduating from NMSU with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a supplemental major in Law and Society, Mike tried his hand at newspaper reporting for four years. He worked as a sports/news reporter in Silver City, New Mexico; the editor of a newspaper in Socorro, New Mexico; and a sports editor in Cortez, Colorado. After one year in Colorado, Mike was badly missing green chile and all the other comforts of his home state and wanted to do something else with his life, so he decided to attend law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

After his first semester in law school, Mike worked as a law clerk at McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, and quickly realized that he had found his home. He was inspired by the firms’ courageous clients and excited by the firm’s commitment to making positive changes through the legal process on behalf of those clients. Mike continued to work for MMLC as a law clerk while attending law school, where he served as Managing Editor of the New Mexico Law Review, president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Student Association, and graduated with honors in 2013. Mike learned he passed the bar just one week before he married the love of his life, Amanda. Upon officially becoming an attorney, Mike became an associate attorney with MMLC.

Since becoming an attorney, Mike has devoted himself to MMLC’s clients by writing trial court and appellate briefs, taking and defending depositions, working with experts, preparing for trials, and trying cases with the firm’s partners. While he works on all types of cases, he has a particular interest in and passion for representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and cases involving semi-truck collisions. Over the years since he passed the bar, Mike has worked on numerous trucking and medical malpractice cases; taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses about trucking cases; and learned how to drive a manual transmission semi-truck from one of the country’s leading experts during an intensive educational course.

Mike serves on the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Board of Directors, serves as Copy Editor of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ quarterly journal, and is a member of the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. He has also served on the board of editors of the New Mexico Bar Bulletin and the board of directors of Cuidando Los Niños, an Albuquerque nonprofit organization. During his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and two dogs; running long distances; playing and watching hockey and other sports; and cooking.

Past Positions

  • McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., Law clerk, 2010 to 2013
  • Sports Reporter / News Reporter, Silver City Sun-News (Silver City, NM), 2006 to 2008
  • Sports Editor, Cortez Journal, 2009 to 2010
  • Editor, Mountain Mail Newspaper, 2008 to 2009
Education
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 2013
  • New Mexico State University
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Journalism and Mass Communications
Awards
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Publications

  • State v. Ochoa: The End of Pretextual Stops in New Mexico?, 42 New Mexico Law Review 595 (2012)
  • Making a Claim for Negligent Hiring, Training, Supervision, and Retention Under the NM Tort Claims Act
  • Restoring the Jury’s Role in Deciding Questions of Foreseeability after Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, The New Mexico Trial Lawyer (September/October 2014)
  • Making a Claim for Negligent Hiring, Training, Supervision and Retention under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act, The New Mexico Trial Lawyer (November/December 2014)Verdict: When a “Stray Bullet” is Inevitable: Santa Fe Jury Verdict Holds Condo Complex Accountable for Failures to Enforce Safety Rules, The New Mexico Trial Lawyer (March/April 2015)
  • Verdict: Diego Fierro, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sarahy Fierro et al. v. Eric Peterson, M.D., et al., The New Mexico Trial Lawyer (May/June 2015)

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