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Stephen S. Shanor
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Defense

Roswell Attorney
Stephen S. Shanor

Phone: 575.622.6510


Languages: English

Stephen S. Shanor is a partner in the Roswell, New Mexico office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Denver ,College of Law in 1993. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Shanor served as law clerk to the Judges of the Fifth Judicial District Court of New Mexico.

Mr. Shanor practices in the areas of labor and employment law, including Title VII, disability and retaliation claims, municipal liability, general tort liability and tort defense, water law and school law. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Supreme Court. Mr. Shanor is listed in the 2010-2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation.

Mr. Shanor currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board. He was President of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2010 and served as District 6 Representative to the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of New Mexico from 2004 – 2011 holding the positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President Elect. He is a member of the Chaves County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is past President of the Eddy County Bar Association, serving as President in 1995, 1996, and 1998. He is a former Quadrant 4 Representative to the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico. Since 2004, Mr. Shanor.. Stephen S. Shanor is a member of the Fee Arbitration Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico.

Mr. Shanor is an active member of the Roswell community. He has served as a Board Member for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra and as Yearly Campaign Chair for the Professionals Division of the United Way. He is active in youth activities serving as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 149, as Cub Master for Pack 25 of the Rio Hondo District, Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America and he has served and on the Board of Noon Optimist Little League Baseball.

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment Law
Title VII
Disability and Retaliation Claims
Municipal Liability
General Tort Liability and Tort Defense
Water Law
School Law

Bar Admissions

New Mexico
U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
     J.D. – 1993
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
     B.A. – 1990

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – 2012
Best Lawyers 2014 – Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers 2014 – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chaves County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Eddy County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of New Mexico, Member
Roswell community, Member
Roswell Symphony Orchestra, Member

Past Employment Positions

Judges of the Fifth Judicial District Court of New Mexico, Law Clerk

Contact This Firm

Hinkle Shanor LLP

400 Pennsylvania
Suite 640
Roswell, NM 88201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Richard E. Olson

Tel: 575.622.6510

Fax: 575.623.9332



Member Since: 2016

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