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George Dave Giddens

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

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George "Dave" Giddens is founding shareholder of Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Dave holds a Bachelor of General Studies, majoring in Personnel Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Dave's achievements have been recognized throughout the legal community. Most recently, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in two practice areas - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation. He was also recognized by his peers as the 2018 Albuquerque Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year." This is his fifth year of recognition by the organization.

Dave was named a Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy in 2013, a Southwest Super Lawyer in 2009 and 2012-2019, and, in 2011, was named Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy by New Mexico Business Weekly. He has consistently received the highest rating for professional abilities and ethics (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, a legal rating service, for more than 15 years.

He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, Independent Community Bankers Association, and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Outside of work Dave believes in giving back to the community. To this end, he is active in St. Stephens' United Methodist Church, where he is the immediate past chair of the Leadership Council and has chaired the finance ministry and the Capital Funds Campaign. He also enjoys playing golf, biking, watching sports (especially the KU Jayhawks) and cooking.

A New Mexico attorney since 1983, Dave treats his clients with concern, compassion and exceptional legal abilities. During his 36 year career, he has represented secured and unsecured lenders, debtors, trustees, creditors' committees and receivers in farm and non-farm bankruptcy cases in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, and Delaware. He has also handled real estate and personal property foreclosure matters. Dave is a firm believer in the idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so he encourages his lender clients to have him involved before loans are made to make sure that documentation is correct and collateral perfection is achieved.

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Dave Giddens
Licensed for 39 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 08/26/2013

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Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C.
10400 Academy Road NE
Suite 350
Albuquerque, NM, 87111

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Posted by Terry | January 28, 2015
Giddens Recommendation
Our firm has used Mr. Giddens for foreclosures, debt collection, loan documentation and bankruptcy representation. He has always been knowledgeable, professional and fair in all of his dealings and I recommend him highly.
Posted by Edmond | January 23, 2015
Good Experience Overall
I sought counsel from Mr Giddens when I decided to try to purchase a home that was undergoing forfeiture, as I wanted to make sure I was guided through the process and to prevent me from making any mistakes along the way. Mr Giddens provided me with clear advice and information and did so in a professional and timely manner. I would recommend Mr Giddens, as he is knowledgable, fair and accessible.
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Posted by Terry | May 28, 2014
Giddens Law Firm as corporate counsel
I have used the Giddens Law Firm for several years as our NM counsel for our business dealings in that state (we are a regional bank holding company). We have used his firm for debt collection, bankrputcy, litigation and corporate matters and have always received excellent service and advice. I have no hesitation in recommending him highly.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of George "Dave" Giddens, P.C.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Behles-Giddens, P.A.
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Jennie Deden Behles, P.A.
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Shamas & Perrin
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • 1980

Associations

  • State Bar of New Mexico, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Independent Community Bankers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Mexico Bankers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy
  • New Mexico Business Weekly
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
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Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • "Successful Judgment Collections in New Mexico"
  • 1997
  • National Business Institute
  • "Complying With the Fair Debt Collections Act"
  • 1996
  • Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)
  • "Ethical Issues in Representing Debtors and Estates"
  • 1996
  • Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)
  • "Roadmap to the Bankruptcy Code"
  • 1996
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • "Do Non-Business Bankruptcies Cost Too Much?"
  • 1995
  • Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser
  • "Taylor v. Freeland & Kronz and Its Progeny- Is the Bright Line Really So Bright?"
  • 1995
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Albuquerque Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer George Dave Giddens
George Dave Giddens
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 39 years