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James Brian Smith
Informal Name: Brian
Firm/Organization: Jones & Smith Law Firm LLC
Address: PO Box 93760
Albuquerque, NM 87199-3760
Work Phone: (505) 843-9292
Fax: (505) 244-0020
Web Site:
Practice Area(s):
  • Appeals
  • Business/Corporations
  • Environmental/Natural Resources/Transportation
  • Estate Planning/Taxation/Probate/Wills
  • Natural Resources
  • Real property/Landlord-tenant
Foreign Language Ability:
NM Counties where cases Accepted: Bernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia
Section Membership:
  • Animal Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Real Property/Trust/Estate
  • Trial Practice
Date of Admission to State Bar of New Mexico: 10/4/1999
Date of First Admission to Any Bar: 10/4/1999
Law School: New Mexico
Biography: University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, Juris Doctor, May 1999, Editor, Natural Resources Journal, Publication: J. Brian Smith, Comment, Western Wetlands, the Backwater of Wetlands Regulation, 39 Nat. Resources J. 357 (1999); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, Bachelor of Science, Forestry and Wildlife, 1978; Admitted to New Mexico Bar, 1999; Admitted to Federal Bar for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2000; Admitted to the Bar for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002; Member: American Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association; Presenter: 'Does Critical Habitat Designation Provide Additional Protection to Endangered Species', CLE International, Albuquerque, NM, June 21, 2001.
Status: Active Attorney