Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C. was founded in 1992 to provide New Mexico clients the sophisticated legal services often provided by larger firms.

Firm Overview

The mission of the Firm is to provide high quality services on a value oriented and costs effective basis, while emphasizing prompt response to client needs and accessibility. The Firm has an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to a law firm.

We offer solutions. Clients come to a law firm for solutions to their problems and planning to avoid them. We act in partnership with our clients to help them achieve their goals. We pride ourselves in our responsiveness to our clients' needs, and our ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently. We believe the best lawyers are those who devote time and energy to learn about their client and the client's business or industry, including visiting the client's place of business, studying the client's industry and learning about the goods or services the client delivers.

We are efficient and open to innovation. We take advantage of the experience of our lawyers and avoid "reinventing the wheel." This results in creative and cost-effective resolutions of our clients' problems. Instead of trying to "do everything," we do what is needed. Our primary goal is to provide creative, practical advice that results in quality legal services delivered in a timely manner. To do this, we concentrate on open and constant communication with clients about such matters as the client's goals, how the legal issues faced by the client impact its organization and its strategy and goals for the future, the fees and other costs likely to be incurred in accomplishing the task at hand and other similar issues. Our operating philosophy stresses maintaining the professionalism of our firm while controlling our overhead expense, staffing efficiently and ensuring that our billing practices are fair, reasonable and appropriate. We strive for a rewarding balance and satisfying practice with time to enjoy other aspects of our lives and the enchantment that New Mexico offers. We are motivated to produce client success and satisfaction.
Our lawyers have many years of experience representing large corporations located outside of New Mexico and working with in-house corporate counsel. In addition, we regularly serve as local counsel, coordinating legal strategies with lawyers across the United States.

We offer the benefit of lawyers who have trained and practiced in large firms with the advantages of a small firm. All of our experienced lawyers spent much of their careers in large firms. Many of our lawyers are recognized experts in their practice areas, leaders and active participants in professional associations and community organizations, and frequently invited to speak to business organizations or lecture on issues in their field.

We are experienced in a range of legal areas. Our firm offers clients a wide range of services in many legal specialties. The diverse nature of our practice enables the Firm to provide comprehensive advice and solutions in a wide array of areas. Please see our Practice Area pages for brief descriptions of our practice in labor and employment law and litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, business law and commercial transactions, real estate and banking law.

Main Office

Main Office
1803 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104




Our lawyers have spent a significant portion of their practices advising business and assisting clients in their commercial transactions.

We have experience in preparing, negotiating and terminating all types of contracts, leases and other commercial and financial documents. We have prepared, analyzed and reviewed consulting, independent contractor and employment contracts, patent waiver, non-competition, health care provider, sports, confidentiality and many other types of agreements for a variety of businesses and professions including hospitals, health maintenance organizations, physicians, athletes, members of the local media, scientists and businesses whose employees use proprietary information. We are experienced in negotiating license and royalty agreements, sports sponsorship, celebrity endorsement, registering trademarks and trade names, and drafting maintenance and service contracts. We have negotiated and closed many business acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations. We have formed and advised many professional and business ventures, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Finally, we have experience in challenging and defending purchasing decisions by governmental entities.

Our lawyers are also experienced in consulting with hospitals, physician and other health care providers concerning the business aspects of healthcare, including contractual and regulatory issues. We have represented hospitals and physicians in employment negotiations and agreements, staff privileges and governance issues. Firm lawyers are active members of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Representative clients whom we have represented in business and commercial matters include:

-Bradbury & Stamm Construction Co., Inc.
-CIGNA Corporation
-Contact New Mexico, LP
-Garden Fresh Vegetable Corporation
-Highland Pharmacy, Inc.
-Intercontinental Marketing Unlimited, Inc.
-Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Inc.
-Laurel Healthcare
-Insight Lighting, Inc.
-DPI Southwest Distributing
-National Roofing, Inc.
-Heritage Home Healthcare Inc.
-New Mexico State Investment Council
-Mesa Airlines, Inc.
-New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
-Parnegg/Miller Management Co., Inc.
-Ponderosa Products
-Professional Pharmaceutical, Inc.
-Southwest Energy Ventures, Inc.
-Energy Control, Inc.
-DePonte Investments, Inc.
-Intrepid Development, Inc.
-Stan's Frozen Foods, Inc.
-Rinchem, Inc.

Bruce E. Wiggins

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Real Estate; Finance; Business Law; Securities; Partnership Law; Housing Development; Housing Finance.

Admitted: 1973, New Mexico; 1975, U.S. Tax Court

Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., cum laude, 1973

College: Stanford University; University of New Mexico, B.A., 1967

Member: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, 1980-1981).

Biography: Member: Scribes; Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief, Natural Resources Journal and New Mexico Law Review, 1972-1973. Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Finance and Taxation, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1976-1988. President, New Mexico Chapter of NAIOP-The Forum for Commercial Real Estate, 1993. Chairman, Board of Directors, New Mexico Lottery Authority, 1995-1998.

Military: Lt. Col. USMCR, 1967-1992

Languages: Spanish

Born: Biloxi, Mississippi


University of New Mexico
Juris Doctorate, 1973

Lorna M. Wiggins

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment Law; Labor Law; Commercial Litigation.

Admitted: 1983, North Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; 1984, New Mexico; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2011, Pueblo of Isleta

Law School: University of North Dakota, J.D., 1982

College: Southern Methodist University; University of North Dakota, B.S.B.A., Marketing, cum laude, 1978

Member: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico.

Biography: Order of the Barristers. Member, National Moot Court Team, 1982. Member, North Dakota Law Review, 1980-1982. Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Vernon R. Pederson, North Dakota Supreme Court, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1982-1983. Author, "Elections - Denial of Reduced Postal Rates to Minor and New Political Parties Constitutes a Violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments," 58 N.D.L.Rev. 479 (1981). Frequent Lecturer on Employment Law. President and Member, Board of Directors, YWCA, 1992-1996. Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden, 1999-2005. Member, Board of Directors, ACCION New Mexico, 2007-.

Born: Burbank, California


University of North Dakota
Juris Doctorate, 1982

Patricia G. Williams

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment; Administrative Law.

Admitted: 1987, New Mexico; U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; Navajo Nation

Law School: University of New Mexico, J.D., 1987

College: University of New Mexico (B.A., cum laude, 1976; M.A., 1982)

Member: Albuquerque and American Bar Associations; State Bar of New Mexico; Navajo Bar Association.

Biography: Honors in Clinical Law, University of New Mexico, 1987. Board Member, Kennel Kompadres, 2002-. Member, Board of Directors: Abrazos Family Support Services, 1987-; Friends of the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden, 1985-2005. President, Board of Directors, 1988-2000; 2003.

Born: Sacramento, California


University of New Mexico
Juris Doctorate, 1987

Theresa E. Gheen

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.

Admitted: 2007, Indiana; 2009, District of Columbia; 2012, New Mexico; 2014, Navajo Nation

Law school: Indiana University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006; Columbia Law School, LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2007

College: Oberlin College, 1995

Member: State Bar of New Mexico; Albuquerque Bar Association; Navajo Nation Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar and Indiana State Bar, inactive in good standing

Biography: Articles Editor, European Journal of Law Reform; Associate Articles Editor, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review 2005-2006; President, Indiana University International Human Rights Law Society, 2006; Legal Director, Center for Ethical Solutions, 2009-2011; Co-founder, Iraqi Refugee Roadmap, 2009-2010;

Languages: Spanish, German

Born: Washington, DC


Indiana University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2006