The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

Disability Lawyers Albuquerque and El Paso Our Disability Attorneys are Here To Help You Win!

Firm Overview

With over 30 years of experience, our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you through the difficult process of applying, appealing, and winning Social Security Disability Benefits. No matter where you are in New Mexico or West Texas, we have an office near you. We have offices in the following cities:

El Paso, TX
Carlsbad, NM
Albuquerque, NM
Roswell, NM

In addition to Social Security Disability Benefits, we can also help you with other legal needs including:

Personal Injury
Long-Term Disability

Our attorneys are committed to helping you. Learn more about what makes us dedicate our lives and practice to protecting the rights and dignity of the West Texas and New Mexico communities. We fight for our clients and strive to protect the rights of all.

Main Office

Main Office
323 W. Mermod
Carlsbad NM 88220


(575) 885-3500

Jeff Diamond

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

Disability Attorney Carlsbad | Jeff Diamond

New Mexico and Texas Social Security Disability Lawyer

Jeff has practiced law in Carlsbad, New Mexico, since 1976. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., in 1950, grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, graduating from the Hun School of Princeton in 1968. In 1972, Jeff received his B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and studied during the 1970-71 school year at the Dickinson Center for International Studies in Bologna, Italy. During high school and college, Jeff worked summers as an intern in the U.S. Senate and became a full-time Senate staffer from June, 1972 to August, 1973, when he left Washington to begin law school at Pepperdine University School of Law from which he received his J.D. in 1976.

Jeff was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1976 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of New Mexico, the Western District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th and 7th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, Eddy County Bar Association, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Jeff was also the first lawyer in New Mexico, and the seventh in the United States, to become board certified in Social Security Disability law by the Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Recently, Jeff was recertified for 5 years as a Social Security Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

His community activities have included President and member of Carlsbad Board of Education (1989-1993); founder, President and board member of Carlsbad Mental Health Association (1985-1990); Chairman, Eddy County Democratic Party (1982-1986); Board of Directors Anti-Defamation League of New Mexico; Scottish Rite Mason, Eddy Lodge #21 F&AM; Signet Chapter #9 Royal Arch Masons; Shriner; Life Member NAACP; Past President Carlsbad Jewish Congregation; and, B.P.O.E. #1558.

Most recently, Jeff served on the Carlsbad City Council from 2002 to 2010 and was a founder of Carlsbad Community Development Corporation, which builds affordable housing as part of a construction trades vocational training program. He served on the NM Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners from 2003 to 2010, and he has been honored by New Mexico State University - Carlsbad and the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard for his community activity.

Additionally, Jeff continues to fight for the rights of others. In April, 2011, Jeff attended a ADL (Anti-Defamation League) conference in D.C., where the topics were bullying in the nation's schools, civil-rights in the 21st century, and the changing face of the Middle East. He currently serves as the New Mexico State President of the Anti-Defamation League.

Disability Attorney Jeffrey DiamondRecently, Jeff has been elected to the Board of Directors of Disability Rights New Mexico, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. DRNM is the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Jeff is based in the Carlsbad office of The Jeff Diamond Law Firm.

Ione E. Gutierrez

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

Albuquerque Social Security Disability Attorney

New Mexico Social Security Disability Lawyer

Ione graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in languages in 1973 and the University of New Mexico Law Schoolin 1983. She has been admitted to practice in all of the New Mexico state courts and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico since 1984. Prior to attending law school she worked with Legal Aid Society of Albuquerque as a Paralegal. She also worked with Northern New Mexico Legal Services as an attorney from 1989 to 1996 before going into private practice.
Ione practices Social Security Disability law, which has been a true source of satisfaction for her since 1989. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.

Ione is based in the Albuquerque office of The Jeff Diamond Law Firm.

Daniel F. Ybarra

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

El Paso Disabililty Attorney

Daniel grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He received his B.A. in philosophy and history from Loyola University New Orleans. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Texas Tech Law School. While in law school, he was active in several student organizations including Women's Caucus and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. He also served as an editor for the Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal.

While in law school, Daniel discovered that he suffered from a rare medical condition and underwent surgery to correct it. It was during this traumatic experience and subsequent rehabilitation where his eyes were opened to the plight of those who suffer from physical and mental impairments. Many people are not as fortunate as Daniel to quickly discover an illness and make a relatively short and successful recovery. It is this personal experience that aids Daniel in understanding the position of his clients and gives him greater motivation to advocate for their receipt of disability benefits.

Daniel is based in our El Paso office of The Jeff Diamond Law Firm.

Jamie M. Dawson

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

Jamie received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2011 and her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, she was active in several student organizations including the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Organization of Women Law Students. Throughout college and law school, Jamie coached youth softball teams in Odessa, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio. During law school she also worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Supplemental Instruction Program at Texas Tech. She also interned for the First Appellate District of Ohio and its Presiding Judge, Lee H. Hildebrandt, Jr.

Jamie was admitted to practice in Texas in November 2014 and has been with The Jeff Diamond Law Firm since February 2015.

Jamie is based in the Roswell office of The Jeff Diamond Law Firm.

Zak Green

The Jeff Diamond Law Firm

Zak grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In high school, he played music, co-hosted a local radio show, and once came surprisingly close to being voted Mr. CHS.

He attended college at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where he studied film and discovered sushi. In his senior year, he attended the Los Angeles Film Studies Centera semester-long film program in Los Angeles. During that time, he was also a development intern and script reader with Overbrook Entertainment in Beverly Hills. He graduated from Northwest University in 2007 with a degree in Communications.

After college, Zak moved to New York City and worked in the entertainment industry. He also spent time in Seattle, Albuquerque, and finally Carlsbad, where he worked in the oil field.

In 2011, Zak enrolled and ultimately graduated from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Through his wonderful experience at Washburn, he also had the opportunity to attend the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academya joint venture of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. Prior to his final year of law school, Zak interned with the New Mexico Public Defenders in Taos, NM. In 2014, he was selected by professors for induction in to the American Society of Legal Writer's National Order of Scribes for his achievement in legal writing.

Electing not to spend his only life in Kansas, Zak moved back home to New Mexico in 2014 to take the bar exam. In September, he was licensed as a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, and settled in Albuquerque. Having always put a high value on work that can make a difference in people's lives, he has enjoyed practicing Social Security Disability law with the great staff at the firm's Albuquerque office.