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Jack Mkhitarian graduated from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and studied law at the University of New Mexico School of Law.  Mr. Mkhitarian is licensed in New Mexico and established a practice in Albuquerque in 2009.  He practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense.  Mr. Mkhitarian is a member of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.  Mr. Mkhitarian is an active member of the United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys.

Jack Mkhitarian has extensive experience in the New Mexico State Courts and has handled over 1000 cases in New Mexico District Courts, Metropolitan Court, and Magistrate and Municipal Court.  Mr. Mkhitarian practices State-wide and has appeared in nearly every courthouse in New Mexico.


Languages spoken: Armenian, English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 10%
    9 years, 20 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    9 years, 100 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    9 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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NMAuthorized to practice law200902/12/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2015
GraduateFederal Defenders Trial Skills Academy2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
HonorsMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
HonorsUniversity of New Mexico Anderson School Of Management2004
HonorsUniversity of New Mexico2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNew Mexico Criminal Law Offices2009 - 2014
ExternshipBernalillo County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Legal InternKenneth Gleria and Associates2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of AttorneysAttorney Member2010 - Present
New Mexico State BarAttorney Member2009 - Present
New Mexico State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
New Mexico Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of New Mexico, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
Tenth Circuit Court of AppealsAttorney Member2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New MexicoAttorney Member2009 - Present
Albuquerque Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of New Mexico v. Nellene Thompson Harvey D-202-CR-201005694Not Guilty after Jury Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Winning Strategies SeminarDetermining the Drug Quantity in Methamphetamine Manufacturing Cases2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Federal Trial Skills AcademyN/AGraduate2014
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of New MexicoMarketingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Wining Strategies Seminar 2007 Albuquerque, New MexicoDetermining the Drug Quantity in Methamphetamine Manufacturing Cases2007