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Jeffrey C. Lahann

also known as Jeff Lahann

About me

I started The Lahann Law Firm on January 1, 2007, with a mission of being the best criminal defense attorney in Southern New Mexico. I’ve enjoyed a great deal of success as a criminal defense attorney and nothing thrills me more than winning legal battles on behalf of my clients. I can’t win every case, but I think my clients know that I’ve done everything I can to help them through the most difficult time in their lives.

Most of my clients come to me because they have been referred to me by former clients, or by police officers and prosecutors. I’m proud of my reputation and I work hard to keep it up. I was both humbled and honored recently when I was notified by the Las Cruces Sun-News that I had won their Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Attorney” in Las Cruces for 2012. It is a terrific honor but I don’t see it as “mission-accomplished.” There’s still a lot of work to be done helping good people fight their criminal charges; I think my best days are still ahead of me.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    25 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Civil Rights: 3%
    9 years, 15 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 2%
    9 years, 20 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lisa Torraco

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lahann is a great attorney and dedicated to his clients & to justice.


    Lisa Torraco Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Price Lutz

    Jeff is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in southern New Mexico. He is a fearless courtroom attorney with an excellent presence in front of the jury. A few years ago, I referred a friend to him that was facing serious charges that could have had detrimental effect on his future employment opportunities. Jeff got the most serious charges dropped and my friend did no jail time. Since I mostly specialize in civil law, I usually cannot help clients or friends that need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. I would recommend Jeff to anyone.


    David Lutz Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Lahann Law Firm

665 E. University Ave.
Suite A


NMAuthorized to practice law199111/26/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Attorney - 2012Las Cruces Sun-News Readers' Choice Award2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Lahann Law Firm2007 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyThird Judicial District Attorney's Office1998 - 2006
OwnerJeff Lahann, Attorney at Law1996 - 1998
Senior Trial ProsecutorSeventh Judicial District Attorney's Office1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NM v. Judd MooreCase dismissed
NM v. Jimmy BogartNot Guilty of Murder
State v. Boyse, 265 P.3d 1285 (2011)Convictions reversed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NMPolitics.netThat time your neighbor’s hoax put you on a watch list2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Blinded by ScienceCross Examination of the Government's Expert2015
PLEA NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES AND PROTECTING CLIENTS POST-PLEAUnderstanding Your Adversary’s Perspective and Improving Communications2014
Expanding Your Trial SkillsCross-Examination of Alleged Sexual Assault Victims2010
Annual DWI Defense CLEMotions Practice in DWI Cases2009
"Admissibility of Fingerprint Analysis Evidence Under Daubert.""Admissibility of Fingerprint Analysis Evidence Under Daubert"2003