Experience and Passion
Hal is the most experienced Adoption Attorney in the State of New Mexico and has been practicing adoption law since 1993. He is a past President of the Adoption and Foster Care Alliance of New Mexico and has Chaired their Legislative Committee. Hal is also a fellow of The Academy of Adoption and Reproductive Technology Attorneys. He has participated in drafting Adoption Legislation with the Alliance, drafting Regulations for the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department and has represented clients in contested adoption proceedings in the Trial Court, Court of Appeals and New Mexico Supreme Court. Hal has extensive experience helping families obtain the financial assistance they are entitled to as part of the adoption process. Whether a State or Title IV subsidy or an adoption tax credit, Hal will do all that is possible to ease the financial impact of adoption and allow families to focus on their newest member. Hal represented the successful Adoptive Parents in the landmark case of Helen G. v. Mark J.H., decided by the New Mexico Supreme Court which interpreted the New Mexico Adoption Act provisions regarding the rights of an alleged biological father. Hal successfully completed the first three-parent adoption in New Mexico. Hal has successfully completed contested adoptions covered by the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act. Hal would be honored to represent you as you move forward in expanding your family and bringing love and security to a deserving child.
Hal’s other passion is running. He has completed 15 marathons (3:14 best time) and many 10k runs (39:30 Personal Record). He was also the Race Director for the 2005 Albuquerque Tricentennial 1/2 Marathon.
Hal can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.