For almost thirty years, John Samore has emphasized professional competence and personal service. After ten years in a general law, Mr. Samore focused his practice almost entirely on two challenging areas: families in crisis and defending persons accused of criminal conduct.
Mr. Samore acquired his appreciation for the law from his father, Edward, who practiced 57 years. Both gentlemen graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law. Admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989, John Samore has effectively represented almost 1000 accused of criminal conduct and handled 300 family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, and time-sharing. As with any of the state's best attorneys, his clients have found successful results at the trial, pre-trial, and appellate levels. He believes a case is built by personally working closely with each client. Respect for the personal struggle of the entire families is always a paramount concern
Mr. Samore has served as member or officer of many recognized professional organizations including the Medical Review Panel, New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Association, and the state bar. He twice served terms as Chair of the Medical Review Panel, New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Association, Professionalism Committee for nine years, and Fee Arbitration Committee for sixteen years. He has his Masters Degree in Business Labor Law and J. D. from University of Iowa in 1980 and was admitted to United States Supreme Court 1981, New Mexico Bar 1989. Mr. Samore has spoken to professional organizations on various matters including trial practice, minority representation, and defending DWI.
Fresh out of law school, John twice ran in the Olympic Trials, representing the USA in seven international meets, and earning two national championships himself. He and his wife have six children and three grandchildren.
Licensed since 1989
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John is a creative and experienced criminal defense lawyer who provides client service with superior and relentless intellect and energy. Those lucky enough to have John represent them are assured they will have first-class representation and empathy. I recommend John without reservation.
|NM||Authorized to practice law||1989||11/28/2012|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Honors||State Bar of New Mexico||N/A|
|Principal||Samore Law||1989 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Professionalism Committee||1998 - Present|
|New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association||Chair, Solo and Small Firm Section||1996 - Present|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Chair, Medical Review Panel||N/A|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Fee Arbitration Committee||N/A|
|STATE V. JEREMIAH G [Violent Crime - Murder]||Dismissed|
|UNITED SATES V. MARK C. [Violent Crime - Assault with a weapon]||Not Guilty|
|UNITED STATES V. Mr. F. [Sex Offense]||Not Guilty on Appeal|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Business Labor Law||MA - Masters||1980|
|Law Review, Continuing Legal Education (CLE)||Lead Speaker||2011|