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Kenneth A Gleria

DUI and DWI Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

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Kenneth Gleria is a criminal defense attorney in Albuquerque and a partner at the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices. 

 

Kenneth has extensive experience in the New Mexico State Courts and has handled over 4000 cases in New Mexico.

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Licensed for 27 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 06/23/2014
State UT
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/07/2023

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

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New Mexico Criminal Law Offices
1008 5th St NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87102-2141

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Kenneth Gleria and his partner Jack Mkhitarian make a perfect defense team! It's crazy to see how much work they have on their hands and still manage to make time to review your case and make appointments to prepare you for trial. Mr. Gleria is a very honest professional attorney that is great with the work he does.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Made the most of unique evidence to get me exonerated
Ken and his law partner Jack, 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 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. 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 this individual working towards my 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 his 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. This wonderful man is in part the reason I have my life back, and there is no amount of gratitude that could ever pay him back in kind. A remarkable team to say the least!!
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Posted by Amanda | December 8, 2015
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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 Alejandro | April 13, 2015
Kenneth Gleria, well versed and tenacious
Kenneth Gleria will fight your case like its his only. He was not only able to drop all charges for my DUI, but he also helped me understand each process along the way. Not many attorneys are willing to meet with their clients to explain what's happening behind the scenes, but Ken manages to simplify it and put you at ease. I would highly recommend Ken if you have any criminal charges, and like I said he will continuously remind you that he's fighting your case as hard as possible. Can't thank him enough for all his hard work. Excellent attorney!
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Posted by Marissa | July 28, 2014
Excellant Lawyer Kenneth Gleria!!!
The Attorney Kenneth Gleria responded to my need for council during the Christmas holiday, when most other law firms would not answer a phone call. He immediately met with me that afternoon to discuss the terms of my case. He was understanding, personable and straight to the point. Something someone in my situation can appreciate. He handled all of the court paperwork, appointments and court appearances for one flat decent rate. He kept great communication with me throughout the months during the ongoing case. At the end of the day he got my charges dropped. I highly recommend this lawyer and his law firm!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Outstanding results!!
Kenneth Gleria and his partner Jack Mkhitarian were a superb support for me during a very difficult time. Kenneth’s skill and expertise in the area of DWI defense was overwhelmingly evident in the courtroom, and resulted in my case being dismissed. Kenneth has a clear and confident manner and legal expertise that was impressive and solid. I would recommend him 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 JAMES | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Anxious Experience
I was a client of Mr. Gleria for a speeding ticket case. I did like that he successfully got me a 90-day suspended sentence. All fine so far. However, I did not get good communication from his office. First, although the court case was canceled early pending acceptance of suspended sentence, I was never notified of this, neither by phone or mail, causing me great anxiety while I waited. It was only after I called his secretary one week before my court date that I found out the court case was canceled. Second, I waited for mailing of court payment instructions as related to the suspended sentence, but did not receive anything. I called his office and was told by his secretary she mailed the documentation. I waited another week, but did not receive. I called again and secretary said she’d mail it again. After another two weeks of not receiving, I called (third time) and was told again it was mailed, but that she’d mail it again. By the time I finally received the mailed court instructions from Mr Gleria’s office I was late with complying with one of two payment requirements, and soon to be late with the court cost payment. I had to call the Court clerk to explain late payment. She told me I had two days left to pay the court costs or unfortunately there would be a bench warrant placed against me. I finally arranged on-line payment, but am not sure what, or if, something will happen with late payment of the other requirement. Not a good experience, for that reason I rate him fair.
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Posted by John | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Know what you are signing!
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING: Be sure to understand that in the event that the state doesn't pursue charges the attorneys will keep the money you paid even if it was intended for them to take it to trial and there wasn't one. Don’t sign any document mentioning a “flat fee”. Make sure your documents include language allowing for the return of monies paid if the case doesn’t make it to a certain point. In my experience they kept $32,500 and claim that the two court appearances they showed up for earned them that fee. Although they did return $25,000 of the $57,500 paid I still feel that $32,500 is far too much for the two routine court appearances made totaling less than two hours. I’m sure you’ll see a response below from them defending their point of view on it but just remember to not be hasty in signing anything because you are scared, don’t become a victim of this law firm.
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Posted by Randy | January 17, 2016
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Incompetant
He called me last week asking if I was sentenced to MADD. I told him"you are my attorney! You don't know what I was sentenced to?' He has a partner. They pass you back and forth neither knowing what the other has done. You are much better off representing yourself. They over charge and produce crap. They are SO bad they will not forward paperwork to the court in your behalf. I am about to have my probation revoked because they failed to send important letters of completion to the court. DON'T trust them with your life. You will end up worse than if you handled it yourself!
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Response from Kenneth Gleria January 21, 2016
I would be happy to address any concerns you have with our service personally. All paperwork submitted to our office is forwarded to the court within the next business day. If you feel you have been overcharged I would be happy to reimburse you for whatever amount you deem fit. Unfortunately we can not guarantee results on every case, as every case has different facts.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • New Mexico Criminal Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Kenneth A. Gleria And Associates
  • 1995 - 2014

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys
  • Panel Representative/Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2 Years
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • CJA Panel Representative for District of New Mexico
  • United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Kenneth
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their commitment and dedication to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides skilled and passionate defense for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is a unique type of lawyer in Albuquerque; he is able to both break the law down to his clients in a very understandable manner, and at the same time he has the legal knowledge and confidence to fight his cases with the full power of the law behind him - I should know, I used to prosecute cases against him. Great attorney and a great guy in general."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top Notch Attorney. Mr. Gleria has excellent credentials and his knowledge of his areas of practice give him an advantage over other lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken has handled as many Federal Criminal Cases as just about anybody in the State of New Mexico. He has an extensive knowledge of Federal Court and has the experience to secure Great results in all Criminal Matters."
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Albuquerque DUI and DWI Lawyer Kenneth A Gleria
Kenneth A Gleria
DUI and DWI Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation