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Lindsay Kay Griffel

Personal injury Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

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  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 15 years
    Arizona - AZ 12 years
    Montana - MT 13 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Lindsay

Learn Lindsay’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Lindsay's civil litigation practice includes defending employer's against claims for discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unemployment and workers' compensation benefits. Lindsay also assists employers with drafting and implementing employee handbooks and policies.

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    Lindsay's civil litigation practice includes defending businesses against claims for personal injury. For example, she represented a business that was sued by an individual who alleged that she had been injured in a car accident caused by the business's employee.

    15 years

  3. Workers compensation
    Lindsay's civil litigation practice includes a focus on defending employers and insurers against claims for worker's compensation. She particularly enjoys ferreting out instances of worker's compensation fraud.

    15 years

  4. Business
    Lindsay assists businesses with their transactional needs, including by, e.g., drafting, negotiating and reviewing articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, leases, sales and purchase agreements, security agreements, loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, UCC financing statements and continuances, trademarks, and mechanics’ lien -- to name a few.

    12 years

  5. Debt collection
    Lindsay assists businesses and individuals in collecting debts, including by obtaining monetary and foreclosure judgments, writs of execution and garnishment, liens, and transcripts of judgment.

    12 years

  6. Social Security & Disability
    Lindsay is pleased to assist individuals in obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits. She also represents businesses in disputes with the Social Security Administration arising over Social Security Disability benefits.

    15 years

Lindsay is rated an AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a co-owner of the law office of Decker Griffel, LLC, which serves the diverse administrative, civil litigation, and transactional needs of individuals and businesses.

For example, Lindsay represents individuals in their claims and appeals for Social Security Disability benefits, Personal Injury, Long-Term Disability Benefits, PERA disability Benefits, and other civil torts like breach of contract. She handles all stages of these claims before New Mexico state and federal courts and governmental agencies, including to conduct pre-suit investigations, prepare settlement demands, prepare and file initial applications and complaints, conduct discovery, pursue pre- and post-judgment motions, attend hearings and arbitration, mediation, and settlement proceedings, conduct bench and jury trials, collect on judgments, and pursue and defend against appeals. Lindsay also offers estate planning, including to prepare wills, trusts, transfers on death deaths, advanced health care directives, and powers of attorney.

Besides representing individuals, Lindsay also serves the civil litigation and transactional needs of businesses (from sole proprietors to international corporations) in a diverse array of industries, including, for example, car and retail sales, banking, construction, health and medicine, manufacturing, logging, real estate, and education. To that end, Lindsay represents plaintiff and defendant businesses in all stages of civil litigation, including to defend them against claims for torts and violations of the New Mexico Unfair Practices Act, auto liability, personal injury, premises liability, worker’s compensation, and employment discrimination. As plaintiff’s counsel, she helps businesses pursue their commercial claims involving contract disputes, collections and foreclosures, and trademark infringement.

Lindsay also assists businesses with their transactional needs, including by, for example, drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts, preparing UCC filing statements and continuances, registering trademarks, and preparing mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens.

Lindsay is licensed to practice law in the New Mexico state courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District Court of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Montana State Bar.

She is passionate about using the latest legal technology to offer her clients prompt and cost-effect legal representation.


Decker Griffel, LLC
4308 Carlisle BLVD NE
Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM, 87107

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  • Hourly Rates $ 260-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Decker Griffel, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Houser LLP
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Impartial Hearing Officer
  • State of New Mexico Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Rammelkamp, Muehlenweg & Cordova, Pa
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Jeff Diamond Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wagner Equip. Co. v. Jason Wood dba PAMF Excavation & Logging, and PAMF Excavation, LLC
  • Jamie N. Grant v. Wagner Equipment Company et al


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Association of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association
  • Compliance Officer
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Law review member - World Arbitration and Mediation Review
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2008
  • Certified Public Interest Advocate
  • Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy
  • 2007
  • Law review member - Journal of American Arbitration
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Business Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsay is experienced, hardworking and extremely detail oriented. I would highly recommend her."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Lindsay and she is a hardworking and competent lawyer. I wish I worked with her more because she is always prepared, organized and knowledgeable."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay is an attorney of the highest caliber - intelligent, thorough, personable, and aggressive yet reasonable. I cannot recommend her highly enough."

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Albuquerque Personal injury Lawyer Lindsay Kay Griffel
Lindsay Kay Griffel
Personal injury Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 15 years