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Gary Risley

The Risley Law Firm, PC
  • Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Jicarilla Apache, New Mexico, Texas
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Gary Risley is the founding director and shareholder of the Risley Law Firm, P.C. Prior to starting his own firm he was a director and shareholder in the Farmington office of the Miller Stratvert firm. He graduated cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree, and received his juris doctor from the Baylor University School of Law in 1983. He received the second highest score among those taking the July, 1983 Texas bar examination. Gary’s practice emphasizes commercial transactions, business succession planning, estate planning, probate matters, water law, personal injury and related litigation. He also served in the part-time position as San Juan County (New Mexico) Probate Judge for two terms. Gary served as the VP of Legal Affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Mesa Air Group for 11 years before he returned to practice in 1999. Risley was responsible for all legal affairs of the company. During his tenure of the publicly-traded company, it grew through merger and acquisition, as well as internally, from a company with 13 aircraft and $40 million a year in revenue to an airline with nearly 200 aircraft and over $500 million a year in revenue. He had the privilege of working on commercial transactions ranging from $1000 to $250 million. Gary is very active in his church and a number of community organizations. He has been recognized in the past as one of “New Mexico’s Top 100 Power Brokers” by New Mexico Business Weekly, and in 2004 was featured in the Four Corners Business Journal as a leader in the Four Corners Region. The San Juan Rotary Club named him its “Vocational Member of the Year for 2003.” Gary is married to Annette Risley, president of Risley CPA, PC, and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. He has more hobbies than he has time, but his favorites are flying and ham radio. He continues to serve from time to time on various charitable boards.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Elder Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Jicarilla Apache
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New Mexico
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney, President
The Risley Law Firm, PC
- Current
Attorney, Shareholder
Miller Stratvert PA
VP Legal Affairs
Mesa Air Group, Inc
Attorney, Associate
Moore & Palmer
Baylor Law School
J.D. (1983) | Law
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Hardin-Simmons University
B.B.A. (1980) | Political Science / Business Administration
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Outstanding Leader
Four Corners Business Journal
Leader in the Four Corners Region
Vocational Member of the Year
San Juan Rotary Club
New Mexico's Top 100 Power Brokers
New Mexico Business Weekly
Professional Associations
New Mexico State Bar
- Current
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Texas State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Unit 3: Chapter 9: Political Parties and Politics
Ocala-CHC Textbook
Contact & Map
2705 Rabbitbrush Dr
2705 Rabbitbrush Dr
Farmington, NM 87402
Toll-Free: (877) 565-4540
Telephone: (505) 325-5156
Fax: (505) 326-1134