The awards will be presented on September 28, 2018 at the NMDLA Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon.
Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer
Young Lawyer of the Year Award
David Gonzales, Esq.
David Gonzales is a shareholder at Riley, Shane & Keller, P.A. He has represented local, national, and multinational clients in a variety of complex lawsuits and disputes including in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, employment discrimination, breach of contract, securities litigation, property actions, personal and catastrophic injury, and professional liability. David has successfully defended lawsuits in state and federal courts, in various arbitration forums, and has also worked internationally as part of large corporate litigation, including in Macau, China on behalf of a multinational hotel and casino. David is currently the DRI State Membership Chair for New Mexico and is a former member of the NMDLA Board of Directors. During his tenure on the NMDLA Board, he helped establish the NMDLA Student Chapter at UNM Law School. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and chairs the Foundation's Quality of Life Committee.Association.
Outstanding Lawyer of the Year
Outstanding Lawyer of the Year is awarded to attorneys who have, by their ethical, personal, and professional conduct exemplified for their fellow attorneys the epitome of professionalism and ability.
Young Lawyer of the Year
Young Lawyer of the Year is awarded to attorneys who have not practiced more than five years or are under the age of 36 and have, by their ethical, personal, and professional conduct, shown exemplary achievement in the legal profession and/or who have contributed time and expertise to the NMDLA.