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Deena L. Buchanan

Deena L. Buchanan

Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • New Jersey, New Mexico
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Summary

HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION AT WORK. WRONGFUL DISCHARGE. WORKERS COMPENSATION.
Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. I represent individuals who have been harmed, either due to wrongful employer practices or accidents. If you have suffered from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, or a workplace injury, you need a strong lawyer on your side.

CAR ACCIDENTS, WRONGFUL DEATH. PERSONAL INJURY.
The types of injuries I deal with can create a ripple effect that changes everything for a whole family in an instant. I understand and have over two decades of experience fighting these fights. When I worked for insurance companies, I often handled cases worth tens of millions of dollars. When I was badly hurt in a car accident, I decided that someday, I would start my own practice so I could help people struggling with injuries.

BIOGRAPHY.
I have been licensed to practice law in New Mexico since 1998. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with highest honors in 1995. In 1998, I graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center after serving as an Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. After law school, I moved to New Mexico to begin my law career at a large firm in Albuquerque. I then practiced with large firms and a Fortune 500 company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, gaining great experience on cases that drew national attention.

In 2008, I brought my family back to New Mexico, where I continued to get trial and litigation experience in all aspects of injury law, medical malpractice and employment law. I founded the Buchanan Law Firm, LLC in 2019 and am based in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I represent individuals, small businesses and employers on an hourly basis, providing advice on business disputes, how to comply with federal and state laws and how to minimize legal risks. I accept credit card payments for these types of cases when that is more convenient for my clients.
  • Contingent Fees
    I represent injured people and employees on a contingency fee basis. I don't get paid on these cases until I recover for my client.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Each case is different, so contact me to discuss which fee arrangement suits your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New Mexico
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/ Managing Partner
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Albuquerque Managing Partner
Ray, McChristian & Jeans, PC
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I represented businesses, governmental entities and people in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, trucking accident and employment litigation. I also gave advice to small businesses and employers about complying with wage/hour and employment laws, contract negotiations and real estate.
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Administrative Editor
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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
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Awards
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
AV-Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Current
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New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
member
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar  # 010662000
Member
- Current
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New Mexico State Bar
Member
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Pennsylvania State Bar
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Speaking Engagements
Litigating Like a Hometowner, TADC/NMDLA 2017 West Texas Seminar, Ruidoso, NM
TADC/NMDLA
Spoke about the differences between Texas and New Mexico civil procedure and substantive tort law for multi-state practitioners.
Litigating Like a Hometowner, TADC/NMDLA 2018 West Texas Seminar, Ruidoso, NM
TADC/NMDLA
Spoke about the differences between Texas and New Mexico civil procedure and substantive tort law for multi-state practitioners.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
Website
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC Law Blog
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. Can i get a lawyer for a motel who doesnt give me any compensatiom for hours worked 70 hrs in a week all i get is a room
A: Your employer must pay you at least minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime if you work more than 40 hours in a workweek and are non-exempt. It sounds like you may have a claim.
Q. Can you help me to locate an attorney to represent myself or my family members in the opiate epidemic class action?
A: Yes, there are lawyers taking these cases. You can contact any of us who practice in the area of personal injury, particularly those who advertise experience in class action or pharmaceutical litigation.
Q. can I use my tenants damage deposit towards reimbursement of my $1500 insurance deductible? They caused a grease fire
A: It depends on how the lease defines what you can use the deposit for.
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Contact & Map
Buchanan Law Firm, LLC (physical office)
5345 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone: (505) 900-3559
Fax: (505) 933-7551
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: During the Covid pandemic, we offer phone and web meetings. We have limited in-person appointments as needed to protect our clients’ legal rights.