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Steven G Farber

Steven G Farber


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Steven G. Farber, Attorney at Law
Santa Fe, NM
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Attorney Biography

Steven G. Farber from Santa Fe, New Mexico is AV rated and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Criminal Defense, Drug Defense, White Collar Crime, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Catastrophic Injury are among the focuses in his law practice. He graduated from Temple University Law School in 1972. He started his criminal defense career as an Assistant Defender in Philadelphia. Moving to New Mexico in 1974, Steven served as the Acting District Defender in Santa Fe for Northern New Mexico. Steven was recruited to serve as an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting complex public corruption cases. Steven then opened his solo law practice in 1978 and since that time he has concentrated his law practice with complex personal injury cases (including medical negligence); criminal defense, drug defense, and white collar cases; police misconduct and civil rights cases.

Steven personally argued and won an important civil rights case in the United States Supreme Court, Wilson v. Garcia, 471 U.S. 261.

He has been AV rated by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for more than 25 years.

Steven has been a member of the NORML Legal Committee since before there were even the federal sentencing guidelines.

He also served as the Chair of the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. Steven Farber is active in civic affairs and was an elected City Councilor for the City of Santa Fe. He also served on the first Santa Fe Home Rule Charter Commission and he is currently serving on the Santa Fe Home Rule Charter Review Commission.

Steven is gratified professionally by the fact that with another colleague he worked for years to gather evidence and then was able to free an innocent man, Terry Seaton who was serving a Life Sentence for murder, directly from the courtroom at a habeas corpus proceeding and subsequently won a damages award at the civil rights trial based upon the prosecutor's and Sheriff's use of suborned and perjured testimony and the withholding of crucial exculpatory materials.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law; White Collar Crime; Personal Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice; Professional Liability; Civil Rights; Employment; Automobile Accidents and Injuries. Admitted: 1972, Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1975, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Temple University, J.D., 1972 College: Temple University, B.B.A., 1968

Memberships: State Bar of New Mexico; New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; NORML Legal Committee; Oliver Seth American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench.

Biography: Counsel of Record, Wilson v. Garcia, 471 U.S. 261 (1985). Acting District Public Defender, First Judicial District, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1975-1976. Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico, 1976-1978. Member, State Bar of New Mexico Specialization Board, 1982-1986. Member, 1986-1993 and Chairman, 1991-1993, New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization.

Elected Member, Santa Fe City Council, 1992-1996. Member, City of Santa Fe Home Rule Charter Commission, 1997; Santa Fe Home Rule Charter Review Commission, 2012-2013.

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1946


Practice Areas

 
Police Misconduct (13%)
 
Drug Crimes (5%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (5%)
 
Motor Vehicle Accidents (5%)
 
Pedestrian Accidents (5%)
 
Commercial Truck Accidents (5%)
 
Wrongful Death (5%)
 
Spinal Cord Injuries (5%)
 
Discrimination (5%)
 
Sexual Harassment (5%)
 
Criminal Defense (5%)
 
Personal Injury (5%)
 
Marijuana Law (4%)
 
Federal Crimes (4%)
 
White Collar Crime (4%)
 
Motorcycle Accidents (4%)
 
Medical Malpractice (4%)
 
Nursing Home Abuse (4%)
 
Brain Injury (4%)
 
Wrongful Termination (4%)
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Résumé - Steven G Farber

Bar Licenses

New Mexico State Bar
New Mexico
Member in Good Standing
1975

Work Experience

Steven G. Farber, Attorney at Law
1978Present

Assistant Atty General - Special Prosecutions - NM
19761978

Acting District Public Defender, Santa Fe, NM
19751976

Assistant Defender, Defender Association of Phila
19721974

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Education

Beasley School of Law - Temple University
Beasley School of Law - Temple University
JD
1972

Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Member
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association

Top 100 Lawyers - New Mexico
National Trial Lawyers Association
2012

Master of the Bench
Oliver Seth American Inn of Court

Member
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)

Top 100 Lawyers - New Mexico
The Naitonal Trial Lawyer

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Commercial Recognitions

Community Leadership badge
Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2021

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

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Steven G Farber
Steven G. Farber, Attorney at Law
323 Staab Street P.O. Box 2473
Santa Fe, NM 87504
www.stevenfarberlaw.com
Office: 505-988-9725
Fax: 505-988-9250

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

NMCDLA works to assist and educate criminal defense attorneys and promotes fairness in the criminal justice system.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.


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