Thomas W. Banner

Thomas W. Banner

Experienced, knowledgeable and responsive
  • Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • District of Columbia, New Mexico
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Thomas Banner has extensive experience representing both public and private sector interests in litigation before judges, juries and administrative tribunals throughout New Mexico.

For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.

Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is continuing his successful litigation practice while also offering counseling and advice to individuals and businesses concerning real estate and property, creation and enforcement of contracts and trusts, administration of estates, trademarks, criminal defense, and professional licensing matters.

In 2020, Mr. Banner founded Paramount Title, LLC to provide real estate settlement services and title insurance products in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

Mr. Banner is admitted to practice in the following courts: New Mexico state courts (2006); New Mexico Federal District Court (2008); District of Columbia (2008); and U.S. Supreme Court (2010)

Mr. Banner was awarded a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Missouri, and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending law school at night in Baltimore, Mr. Banner worked full-time as an Administrative Legal Officer for the Baltimore Department of Social Services where he assisted the department's attorneys in their efforts to protect children from neglect and abuse.

Since 2008, Mr. Banner has volunteered with the Santa Fe County Teen-Court program which affords youthful non-violent law-breakers a chance make reparation to the community and be held accountable for misdemeanor violations as an alternative to prosecution in the juvenile justice system.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Health Care Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    DUI & DWI
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • Professional Licensing
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New Mexico
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U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Banner Firm, LLC
- Current
General Counsel
Paramount Title, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Hays & Friedman, PA
Chief Legal Counsel / Administrative Prosecutor
New Mexico Medical Board
Staff Attorney
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
The Banner Firm, LLC
Associate Attorney
Cassutt, Hays & Friedman, P.A.
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the First Judicial District Attorney
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D (2006)
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.A (1998)
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Professional Associations
American Land Title Assocaition  # 1185666
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Santa Fe County Teen Court
Teen Court Judge
- Current
Activities: The Santa Fe County Teen Court Program offers teens who admit being responsible for a traffic or misdemeanor offense, alternative sentencing options including community service, counseling and crime prevention education.
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New Mexico State Bar
- Current
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American Bar Association
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Certified User
Title Insurance Producer License
New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance
Websites & Blogs
The Banner Firm, LLC
Paramount Title of Santa Fe
Contact & Map
The Banner Firm, LLC
2100 Calle de la Vuelta
Suite E104
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 428-0523
Cell: (505) 417-7397
Monday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Calls are accepted after hours.