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Jack Mkhitarian

Criminal defense Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    32%
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    20%
    Sex crimes carry a stigma that goes well beyond that associated with many other crimes, and it takes no more than an accusation to destroy your reputation. You'll need Attorney Mkitarian on your side. Give him a call.

    14 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Many people are not aware of the amount of alcohol that equals the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content, but it is often much lower than you suspect. For many women, simply having more than one drink can put you over the limit.

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    If your significant other calls the local authorities to report an incident of domestic violence, the authorities will almost surely question you and potentially take you into custody. Contact Attorney Mkitarian today.

    15 years, 100 cases

  5. Federal crime
    10%

    15 years, 100 cases

  6. Child abuse
    8%
    Society reserves a special place for child abusers and it is not somewhere you want to be. The problem is that it only takes one accusation and your name could be wrongly grouped with the rest of child abuse offenders.

    15 years, 100 cases

  7. Insurance fraud
    2%

    15 years

  8. Juvenile law
    2%

  9. Speeding and traffic ticket
    2%

  10. Violent crime
    2%

    15 years

  11. White collar crime
    2%

    15 years

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.

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Licensed for 13 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/12/2014

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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New Mexico Criminal Law Offices

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Posted by Michael | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Of The Best attorney!
Jack Mkhitarian is one of the best, if not the best attorney out here in New Mexico! I was being charged with 5 counts of sexual penetration for something I didn't commit. The false accusations that lead to these charges affected my life in the most negative way you could possibly think of for the past 2 years. To make matters worse I was still looking at this changing the rest of my life. Luckily, I had Jack on my side and I was not aware of what he was capable of till we went through the process of getting me ready for Trial. I could honestly sit here and tell you so many things about this gentlemen, but words can hardly describe how amazing, professional, and most of all passionate this guy is about the job he does and the clients he represents. Thank you, Jack!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2016
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A Brilliant Defense
I found myself facing over 20 years of incarceration for crimes I did not commit. I was nothing short of helpless, and seriously resigned myself to giving up. Little did I know the caliber of the men I had hired to represent me. Jack Mkhitarian is nothing short of a brilliant, humble, and steadfast human. His ability to maintain clarity in the incredibly complex and chaotic process that is the legal system is truly admirable. Though there were myriad details and aspects of my case, he was able to hone in on what mattered, and was able to prove my innocence. Mr. Mkhitarian's performance during the trial that would lead to my freedom was a marvel to behold; he never missed a beat. His partner, Kenneth Gleria, played an integral role in the preparation of my case. Admittedly, as the younger man that I am, I was somewhat unnerved by his demeanor at first: strict, blunt, and entirely focused. However, I came to realize the truth of Mr. Gleria's approach. Simply, Mr. Gleria is so determined to see the case through that he doesn't waste time with unnecessary banter. His logic and reason is unflinching and for good reason: he knows how this world operates. With these two individuals working towards the same defense, there is no stone left unturned, no perspective that they can't account for, and no attempts to hold their clients under any illusions. Thanks to their efforts I was never left unaware of what I was up against, and more importantly, what I could do to defend myself and prove my innocence. These wonderful men are the reason I have my life back, and there is no amount of gratitude that could ever pay them back in kind (especially for Jack Mkhitarian). A remarkable team to say the least!!
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Response from Jack Mkhitarian October 31, 2016
Thank you for choosing us to represent you in your case. It was an honor!
Posted by Simon P. | October 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most professional performance in my case!!!
I just want to thank Mr. Mkhitarian and his team for the most professional performance in my case. He and his team was the most helping and the best profession that I could ask in my in this case. I really would recommend him and his team highly to my friends and family and other that need this professionin there matters. Thank you again Mr. Mkhitarian!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2017
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Made the most of of unique evidence to get me exonerated
Jack and his law partner, Kenneth, represented me in a restraining order case in which a girl I had previously dated was attempting to ruin my career because I refused to keep seeing her. The hearings dragged on much longer than we initially expected, but we were able to bring some unique evidence forward that definitely proved that my accuser was lying under oath, getting the entire matter dismissed.
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Posted by Dusty | December 18, 2015
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DUI first offense
Jack and his partner Kenneth gleria are top notch lawyers with truly your best interest at heart. This being my first offense Rui and have a prior criminal history I was skeptical about my chances in trial but jack and ken made the court proceedings as painless as possible and took care of everything, they even got my court appearances waived so I didn't have to miss work at all. The day of my trial jack went in for war and ended up getting one officer's testimony suppressed and with out the first officer the prosecution had no choice but to dismiss the case! jack and Kenneth are sharks in a fish pond. I wouldn't hire any other law office to represent me in the future. Thank you again jack and ken
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Posted by Anthony | December 11, 2015
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Thanks Jack!!
Jack Mkhitarian was a major role in my legal struggle the last couple years. Today I was given a conditional discharge from multiple felonies, Jack gave me the great counsel that was much needed!! Great professional attorney ready to go to war for his clients, he did for me. Thank You Jack Mkhitarian
Posted by Amanda | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
By far the best defense experience I have ever encountered.
Mr. Gleria and Mr. Mkhitarian make a fantastic defense team. I was facing multiple charges, strong charges, and from the minute I hired their law firm I knew I had made the right decision. This pair of highly experienced defense lawyers are sharp, for lack of a better word. They leave nothing overlooked, every piece of information in your case they will use with strong defense. I have never seen or been treated with such kindness from any attorney I've ever encountered. Not only are they patient, they keep you informed of what status your case is at through every step, in words you can understand. I would highly recommend them. I will not ever recommend another law firm in Albuquerque. They were able to get all the charges against me dismissed. And I know if you are seeking proper council, they will not let you down. On a side note, one of my charges was an aggravated DUI. During my MVD hearing Mr. Gleria calmly and very rationally put the arresting officer in his place. And my license was never revoked. They both pay such strong attention to detail, these two men are the ones you want on your side. Thank you again Ken and Jack, you truly represented me well, and I am beyond grateful for your services.
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Posted by Marin | August 24, 2015
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Very Honest and Trustworthy!!
I want to thank Jack for believing in my husbands case. He worked very hard knowing all odds were against us. It was not an easy case by far, but he managed to work some magic. He is very professional and thorough. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Mike | May 20, 2015
Jacks outstanding
Jack recently represented me in a dwi case. His knowledge of the judge in this case, when to file certain paperwork with the court and overall legal prowess were instrumental in getting my case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
Excellent attorney
Jack was both knowledgeable and deliberate with my DUI case. He represented me in the MVD case as well as a few court hearings. He got the charges dropped on both cases. Can't thank this firm enough for helping me through all of it.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2015
Excellent lawyer
I highly recommend Jack. He absolutely did an amazing job on getting my dui dismissed. He did everything he could to fight my case .
Posted by Nerses | February 12, 2015
Excellent consultation
I contacted Jack Mkhitarian to discuss a legal issue that I'm planning to pursue and the services that he provided was just excellent. He is very patient, he listened to all my concerns and explained my options in details. I couldn't hire Jack to work on my case, since I need to file a lawsuit in Texas, but if I had to file in New Mexico, I would definitely go with Jack.
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Posted by Cindy | December 4, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I hired Jack to help my son who had made some bad decisions and was facing some serious consequences. Jack's knowledge and ability to work with the courts enabled my son to avoid jail time and get probation as well as enrolling in some helpful programs. My son has the opportunity to clear his record with a conditional discharge thanks to Jack.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
a knowledgeable and conscientious attorney with an amazing court room presents.
Jack Mkhitarian represented me in an aggravated DWI case. Jack encouraged me to have the case heard by a jury at trial, despite the plea offers from the prosecution. I was skeptical at whether the case could be won in court but Jack seemed to be very confident. The day of court came and I was still skeptical. However when I saw Jack in action I was astonished. He was truly a rock star in the court room, from the opening statement to cross-examination of the office to his closing statement everyone in the court room was in awe. He had the office saying at one point that he didn’t trust his own equipment. Mr. Mkhitarian is a smart, knowledgeable and conscientious attorney with an amazing court room presents. Needless to say I was acquitted of the all DWI charges. I would whole heartedly endorse and recommend Mr. Jack Mkhitarian as a defense attorney to anyone facing criminal charges of any kind.
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Posted by Ernest | October 24, 2014
APD vs. My Lawyer
I was arrested on a first degree felony, and i thought i was going to do two years in jail as the police officer said, I hired Mr. Mkhitarian and with in 10 days my charge was brought to 8 hours of community service and a deferred sentence. Sleepless nights i had till I went to court and My Lawyer kicked some but in court. I would Hire him in a heart beat for any situation that may cross my path. EB
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2014
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
I was very satisfied with Mr. Jack Mkhitarian. He was very helpful when it came to my case. Mr. Mkhitarian kept me in the loop with everything that was going on. He always made sure to stay in contact with me if I had any concerns. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a great attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Great Lawyers with outstanding results
The attorneys at New Mexico Criminal Law Offices were a superb support for me during a very difficult time. Kenneth and Jack’s skills and expertise in the area of DWI defense were overwhelmingly evident in the courtroom, and resulted in my case being dismissed. Theses attorneys have a clear and confident manner and legal expertise that was impressive and solid. I would recommend them to anyone who is in search of a lawyer who is fair, skilled, and ethical. Thank you again for giving me my like back.
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Posted by Arturo | March 8, 2014
Great Lawyer
Great Attorney!! Very happy that I hired Mr. Mkhitarian to help me get through my domestic violence case last summer.It was a incredibly stressful and tough time for me. From the minute I walked into Mr. Mkhitarian's office he addressed all my questions and concerns and made me feel more confident about my case, and ultimately got the result I needed.
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Posted by Alex | March 7, 2014
Super Lawyer
Three lawyers in Albuquerque told me that I couldn't be let off of probation early and that it was impossible. One lawyer even told me he would charge me just to research whether or not he could do it. Jack was a diamond in the rough. After my free consultation he called me back in 3 days and told me he found a good motion that I should file to let me off of probation early. His price was extremely reasonable for the amount of work he did to help me with my problem. He filed my motion and within 3 months I was off of probation permanently and loving life again without having the cops interfering with my everyday life. I'm glad to have found Jack and I feel like he deserves every letter of this review I have written. I have never written a review for anyone, but Jack saved me two and a half years of my life under police rule. He was always polite and professional and I never felt like he was trying to sell me a dream like other lawyers do. Bravo!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2014
Best Firm
I had a DWI case and they were total professionals throughout the whole court case. Put my mind at ease and in the end we went to trial and got my case dismissed. Would and have recommended them.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • New Mexico Criminal Law Offices
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Externship
  • Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Kenneth Gleria and Associates
  • 2004 - 2009

Education

  • Federal Trial Skills Academy
  • Graduate
  • 2014
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State of New Mexico v. Nellene Thompson Harvey D-202-CR-201005694
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Armenian
  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Honors
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Graduate
  • Federal Defenders Trial Skills Academy
  • 2014
  • 10 BEST ATTORNEYS
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2014
  • Honors
  • University of New Mexico Anderson School Of Management
  • 2004
  • Honors
  • University of New Mexico
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (39)
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is a knowledgeable, capable attorney who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
White collar crime Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a diligent, knowledgeable and hard working attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack Mkhitarian is an excellent attorney, and well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Jack both as a District Attorney, and now as a fellow defense lawyer, in the area of criminal defense. Jack has always been a great mixture of professional and aggressive with a solid understanding of his cases and the laws that apply. I would definitely recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack Mkhitarian is an extremely knowledgable and passionate attorney. He is very well versed in Criminal Law with an unrivaled attention to detail."
Child abuse Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a passionate and skilled attorney who defends each client with sound legal expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack Mkhitarian is a noble and kind man and a strong advocate. He is trustworthy and fights hard for his clients. I have seen Jack in court and know that he works hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack provides solid legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jack. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jack. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Mkhitarian. Very skilled and intelligent. Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues."
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Albuquerque Criminal defense Lawyer Jack Mkhitarian
Jack Mkhitarian
Criminal defense Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation