David Chavez

Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC
651 U.S. Highway 314
P.O. Box 1615
Los Lunas, NM 87031
505-865-9696
www.davidcchavez.com


David's law practice is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. David has represented injured people for more than 30 years. He has tried cases to jury's and judges throughout the State of New Mexico. He has tried and resolved cases through mediation resulting in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients and their families. David has reported appellate cases, which are published. He started in practice with his brothers, Tibo J. Chavez, Jr. and Reggie Chavez who he continues to associate on cases.

David's practice is focused primarily on litigation. He continues to represent the Village of Bosque Farms a municipality located south of Albuquerque and in the past with his associate Tibo J. Chavez, Jr. has represented other municipalities as well. He has served on a number of boards, committees and task forces locally and throughout New Mexico.

ABOUT DAVID

David C. Chavez was born and raised in Belen, New Mexico. He grew up on the family farm with three brothers. Two brothers, Tibo, Jr. and Reggie practice law in Belen, New Mexico. His older brother, Chris, is a general contractor.

EDUCATION

Attended law school at Drake University
Obtained Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1983
David has practiced law in Los Lunas since 1983

JURISPRUDENCE PRACTICE

Licensed to practice in the State Courts of New Mexico
Licensed to practice in the Tenth Circuit Court before the Federal United States Court of Appeals
Licensed to practice in the State Courts in Colorado

LAW ORGANIZATIONS

Pictured left to right - from the NM Supreme Court, Justice Chavez, the late Justice Minzer, Elaina Chavez-Roberts, Justice Serna, and David C. Chavez.
Pictured left to right – from the NM Supreme Court, Justice Chavez, the late Justice Minzer, Elaina Chavez-Roberts, Justice Serna, and David C. Chavez.

New Mexico Bar Association
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the Colorado Bar Association
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Fellow of the New Mexico Bar Association which is a non-profit organization established to promote charitable scientific, literary and educational purposes to improve the understanding of the law, the legal system and the profession within itself and the public which it serves, 1988
Valencia County Bar Association, Past Vice President in 1988
Past Board Member New Mexico Young Lawyers Division Bar; Past Liaison to the Young Lawyers Division – trial practice section
Los Lunas School-Law Related Education Advisory Board – 1983

REPRESENTATION AND PROSECUTION FOR MUNICIPAL ENTITIES

Special prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office, Thirteenth Judicial District
Attorney for the Village of Bosque Farms and prosecutor in criminal cases for the Village of Bosque Farms for 19 years
Past Belen City Attorney
Past Valencia County City Attorney

ELECTED OFFICES

New Mexico House of Representatives, 2010-2012
University of New Mexico Valencia Campus Board Member, March 1999 through 2010

APPELLATE EXPERIENCE (REPORTED CASES):

First National Bank in Albuquerque d/b/a Southwest Card Services v. Linnie E. Chavez a/k/a Linnie E. Durham, New Mexico Supreme Court; New Mexico Bar Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 5, February 2, 1995;
Frank M. Garcia v. Borden, Inc. and Cigna Insurance, NM Court of Appeals; New Mexico Bar Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 5, June 24, 1993; and
Abeita v. Northern Rio Arriba Electric Cooperative; NM Court of Appeals; Docket No. 17,088.

FAMILY

David is married to Renee Antoinette Baca-Chavez who owns and operates Renee Antoinette' s school of dance in Belen. They have four children.

David's father, the late Judge Tibo J. Chavez started the practice in 1939. He was one of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court Judges in Valencia County; served as New Mexico State Senator for Valencia County; served as State Senate Majority Leader; and Lieutenant Governor for the State of New Mexico. The late Judge Tibo J. Chavez was also a member of the UNM Board of Regents; President of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents; Member of the State Police Board and Author of Historic Preservation Legislation.

David's mother, the late Betty Chavez was described as a walking encyclopedic of New Mexico history. She was raised in Portales, New Mexico. She became immersed in New Mexico history. Betty's love for history and the state of New Mexico was demonstrated by her commitment to various state and local organizations. The late Betty Chavez was a member of the Daughter's of the Confederate as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution.