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Guy W Bluff

Construction and development Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   8 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 3 years
    Colorado - CO 22 years
    California - CA 36 years
    Arizona - AZ 36 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Guy

Learn Guy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development

    37 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Litigation

    37 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Business

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Arbitration

    37 years, 300 cases

  5. Administrative law

    37 years, 600 cases

  6. Appeals

    37 years, 100 cases


Guy W. Bluff has more than 40 years’ experience in the areas of complex commercial, business, and construction legal disputes. 35 years as a seasoned trial lawyer, appearing before numerous State and Federal Courts, Arbitration Tribunals, Administrative Boards, and Courts of Appeal. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, Colorado, California, and New Mexico as well as numerous federal courts and courts of appeals. Since 1992, Mr. Bluff has been on the National Panel of Construction Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and acts as a private Arbitrator and Mediator.

As a business owner, in-house corporate counsel, and systems designer, Mr. Bluff has acquired a unique insight into the operations of companies and their teams – including accounting, payroll, timekeeping, human resources, insurance, scheduling, and project coordination, as well as others. He has designed specific operational systems to minimize duplication of effort and to streamline processes. With a diverse educational and professional background, Bluff has been able to spearhead multi-department corporate projects to an efficient and cohesive end, because of his ability to understand and communicate the goals, hurdles, and interactions of each team.

Mr. Bluff has been involved in more than 2,000 construction and commercial-related disputes and claims, including cases worth in-excess-of $15,000,000. He represents private owners and developers, general and specialty contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, engineers, architects, and sureties in all aspects of construction-related disputes. As an Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Umpire and Settlement Judge pro tem, Mr. Bluff has conducted hundreds of proceedings. In the areas of construction and business licensing, Mr. Bluff has designed a cloud-based, specialty corporate licensing database which tracks a company’s licensing requirements and maintenance for upwards of 1000 different jurisdictions throughout the western United States.

Since 1972, Mr. Bluff was directly involved in the construction industry as a laborer, equipment operator, foreman, and project engineer. He is an owner and principal of a mid-size general engineering construction firm working throughout the Southwest.

A prolific public speaker and author on construction claims preparation, mechanic liens, and law office technology. As a developer, he holds several federal Copyrights for complex computer programs for automating document management in law firms


Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2017,2013
Top Contributor
2017 2013

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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Penny | March 25, 2013
Professional, Knowledgeable and Caring
Mr Bluff has represented me in 5 different type cases. His professionalism, knowledge & concern were a clear indication that he cared for me personally and professionally. He didn't freak out when I started crying and became overwhelmed. He was calming and caring and I didn't feel embarrassed. A true professional. I will use him in the future and also refer him to others. Thank you Mr Bluff!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional
Mr. Bluff is an incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and professional lawyer. He has an unparalleled knowledge in most areas of the law. He gave me sound, smart, mature advise that helped make the process easy, and made me feel confident in my choices. Mr. Bluff kept me focused when I needed to be focused and gave me realistic options and expectations. Mr. Bluff is excellent in court and in addition to that, he is highly effective in negotiating an appropriate settlement that is fair to all parties involved. I would recommend Mr. Bluff to anyone and everyone without reservations.
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Posted by Charlie | May 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We can rest easy with Mr. Bluff representing our business
Our business ran into a contractor that decided they did not want to pay for the service we had supplied. Not knowing how to handle this senecio we decided to turn the situation over to an Attorney. We contacted Mr. Bluff on a Saturday morning and explained the situation. Once Mr. Bluff started discussing the case with me a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. The knowledge Mr. Bluff has in this situation is a breath of fresh air. Since then Mr. Bluff and his team have handled multiple situations that have arose and guided us in others with diligence, unparalleled knowledge, and communication that is second to none. I can personally sleep easy knowing Bluff and Associates are representing every legal aspect of our business. I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vast Knowledge Base
Mr. Bluff has a staggering amount of knowledge about such a vast array of topics; from construction to accounting to divorce to consumer protection, he knows a lot about a lot! As my attorney, his diverse range of experience and knowledge has provided for a much less stressful experience than previous litigation experiences. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Mr. Bluff.
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Posted by Sherry | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man knows his business
I received his response via internet, I liked it, so I called him at his office. I Explained the situation, scanned over all the documents, he called the contractor's lawyer, then called me back in 10min's. and it was all settled and went away. There is no way putting a mechanics lien on my property will ever happen as the contractor and his lawyer are breaking the law. It's over with and I slept very well that nite for the first time in weeks. Thank you Mr. Guy Bluff, ESQUIRE
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Posted by Rose | November 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answer was very helpful
I want to thank Mr Bluff for his answer. Really belped alot at least i know where i would stand and if I do need a lawyer i am going to ask for him
Posted by Gina | April 8, 2013
Smart, caring and always helpful.
Mr. Bluff has been my attorney for 5 years now. He has been great to have "on call" to handle all of my business/professional questions as they arise. One of many cases Guy handled for me related to an ethical decision my business was faced with; he was extremely knowledgeable and always gave me perfect advice. Most importantly, Guy has always been supportive, understanding and caring. His expertise makes me feel confident in every decision he makes as my attorney.
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Posted by Bob | April 8, 2013
Extremely knowledgeable and always helpful when I needed
Mr. Bluff handled my divorce. He was flexible with meeting around my schedule. He exceeded my expectations and made me feel like he truly cared. My previous attorney was never available when I called - Mr. Bluff gave me his personal cell phone number and was great about returning my calls immediately.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer
  • Dreamstyle Remodeling, Inc.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Bluff & Associates
  • 1989 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Southwest Pool & Spa Association
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Judge Pro-Tem
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 1994 - 2004
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  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Sunrise Desert Vistas HOA v Sallus 2016 WL 3176451
  • Reversed
  • Premier Homes, Inc. v. New Grand Island Resort, LLC 2013 WL 2319279
  • $358,700 Awarded to Contractor
  • Marana 670 Holdings, LLC v. Spirit Underground, LLC, 2012 WL 4503733
  • $970,000 Judgment awarded in favor of Spirit Underground
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  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator / Neutral
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 High Stake Litigators
  • America's Top 100 High Stake Litigators
  • 2019
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys (Arizona)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocates Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1990
  • EIT Registration
  • Arizona Board of Technical Registration
  • 1982
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  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual - Section 5.4 Development of the Complex Construction Case for Trial
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona publication
  • Arizona Construction Lien Law - A Practice Manual
  • 2005
  • State Bar of Arizona publication
  • Arizona Courts Manual
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Education
  • Construction Lien & Stop Notice Law in Arizona
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Guy for many years. He is an accomplished litigator and strategist and does an outstanding job of resolving difficult cases favorably to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy wrote the book on construction law, literally! I have trusted him with my family's legal matters and we were all very favorably impressed."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer as he is an accomplished litigator and is clearly on the cutting edge of technology in law."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Guy is very experienced and knowledgeable in commercial litigation and construction law. Although typically adverse counsel, I respect Guy's ability and expect an aggressive yet professional opposition when we litigate."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Guy and his firm have become our "go-to" for handling and helping with pre-job lien notices and lien related filings as needed. Reliable, dependable, accurate and conscientious."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Guy Bluff for several years. He is a very accomplished lawyer in every field in which he practices. My experience with him has been primarily in connection with construction law issues; he is widely known in Arizona for his expertise in that field."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bluff is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He has an outstanding reputation and is a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Albuquerque Construction and development Lawyer Guy W Bluff
Guy W Bluff
Construction and development Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available