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Clayton Scot Hightower

Workers compensation Attorney at Roswell, NM

4.9   95 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Clayton

Learn Clayton’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    I provide both new and established businesses with a full range of services, including contract formation, sales, commercial paper, agency, employment law, business organizations, property, insurance, consumer and creditor protection, and many more. Whether you’re buying or selling your business, managing the legal aspects, dealing with employee issues, forming the contracts necessary to protect your business or file documents to form your business entity, I can help.

    15 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Family law deals with helping individuals that are going through divorce or dealing with the ramifications of divorce such as child custody and support arrangements. Family law issues are complicated and involve many relationships. I am committed to leading you through the process to legally establish the relationships when a family divides. I will do so with respect, dignity and professionalism in handling these complex relational issues.

    15 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    I fight for individuals injured by the careless acts of others. I handle a wide variety of tort cases, including automobile accidents of all sorts (whether involving a truck, motorcycle, or even a bicycle); and wrongful death suits. Given my experience in Workers Compensation cases I am also very skilled at handling oil field related personal injury cases.

    15 years

  4. Workers compensation
    25%
    Workers’ Compensation pays benefits to an employee (or an employee’s family) if the employee suffers a job-related injury, or disease related to work. If an injury is work-related, the employer must provide health care for the injury or illness and indemnity benefits (money directly to the worker) as a partial substitute for lost wages if the worker is unable to work for a period of time due to the injury or illness.

    15 years

QUALITY. RESPONSIVENESS. RESULTS.

POSITION

  • Shareholder - Sanders, Bruin, Coll & Worley, P.A. 

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • 2009 New Mexico
  • 2009 U. S. District Court, District of New Mexico

EDUCATION

  • Baylor University (B.B.A., 2005)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J. D., 2009)

EMPLOYMENT

  • Sanders, Bruin, Coll & Worley, P.A. (2009 – Present)

LEGAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Chaves County Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Local State Bar Pro Bono Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Certified Mediator (Texas)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation 
  • Business/Commercial

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico by The Legal Network - 2013
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico by The Legal Network - 2014
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico by The Legal Network - 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico by The Legal Network - 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys - 2015 
  • Top 10 Attorney Award by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys - 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award – American Institute of Family Lawyers - 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award – American Institute of Family Lawyers - 2016
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice for Workers Compensation - 2015
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice for Workers Compensation - 2016
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice for Family Law - 2015
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice for Family Law - 2016
  • Super Lawyers' Rising Star - 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Roswell Rotary Club
  • Leadership Roswell 2010
  • Teen Community Bible Study
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 2 ...

Location

Clayton Scot Hightower
701 West Country Club Rd.
Roswell, NM, 88201

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  95 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Li | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer for Carlsbad NM
He is very nice and good lawyer. I can tell he valued my opinion and explained things very well to me. He also took extra time to discuss options with me. He worked hard and fought very well for me and my case. I had another lawyer before him and was much happier with his communication and dedication to my case. Divorce is hard and emotional and he understands people and their feelings very well.
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Posted by Andrew | May 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
PROactive
Clayton has a detailed, motivated, proactive mindset when it comes to law and evaluating your case. This became immediately obvious within the first few minutes of my initial consultation with him... which from a functional standpoint, was actually much more than a mere "consultation." Let's just say that he was ahead of the curve in regards to my particular case, laying out some facts, positives, and potential pitfalls that await me/us... and I stress the word "facts" here. He came prepared. I would have no hesitations, no fear going into a courtroom with Clayton serving as my counselor, regardless of the nature of the case.
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Posted by Melody | May 31, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very strong minded man .
He is very very stern. Out of 10 attempts on trying to look for an attorney in a very short time . Mr Hightower called me and he spoke hard but if he didn’t care to even hear about my case he would have never called me back . Most attorneys you have to talk to their assistant first , Mr Hightower called me and told me he could take my case . Some may not leave a good review and that’s ok . We just have to know he human just like we are .
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Posted by Jo | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True!!!
True to his word! You want the best on your team and you got it with Mr. Hightower. We were truly blessed to have Mr. Hightower represent us. We thank him and bless him! Thank you so much to all his staff. For the quick justice and the peace given to us! Thank you, thank you all!
Posted by Leticia | September 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a guy
Clayton Hightower is one of the better lawyers in the state of New Mexico for Family Law. He helped us get our kids, he is dosen't mess around and gets the job done. I would highly recommend his firm to represent you.
Posted by Randy | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and an awesome counselor
I've utilized Mr Hightower's services on more that one occasion. I was very pleased with his hard work ethic and empathy towards me. He denfended me and gave me a shot... AND WE LOST... (he told me it was a LONG shot) but he tried hard for me... see I gave away my rights to my kids many years ago and he was willing to listen to me, work with me and fight to give me A CHANCE to restore my rights. It was one heck of a ride. THANK YOU SIR. I'm glad we tried...
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Posted by Tiffani | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Name Change
Clayton Hightower was excellent in our name change case. He came to us after our first hearing and offered us free advice on what needed to be done to get our daughters names changed. We then hired him to help us through the process. He had complete confidence that this would go in our favor and it did! He was great and talked to my girls and made them feel calm about speaking and being in court. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Denise | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome job and well done
This lawyer is amazing. I was so pleased with him and his staff. He taught me custody law and was very detailed. All in all great experience given what we were doing. He likes mediation and works toward that... but he did and will go to court. He got my ex to listen to me and brought a lot of documents to defend me with. Also they take a payment plan which helps single mothers.
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Posted by Barbara | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Clayton Hightower explained everything to me and it was mainly the pros and cons of the case and I would recommend him to anyone who would need a great attorney such as Clayton Hightower
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support issues
Clayton has been great to help me resolve my ongoing child support issues! He doesn’t give up, even though my ex is a pain, and likes to complicate EVERYTHING!
Posted by Kathy | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Hearing
We retained Mr. Hightower and his firm to handle a very delicate and heart wrenching incident for us and he handled it swiftly, with great care and attention. Mr. Hightower made sure all the bases were covered so that we wouldnt have to deal with the situation repeatedly. He was easy to contact, readily available and swift acting. In addition to the care to our situation he provided it is clear he is an astute professional and his office staff was also phenomenal. Thank you sir for protecting my family. Kathy, New Mexico
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Posted by Kyna | October 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Clayton Hightower is an amazing lawyer he is top notch and I would never use another lawyer from new Mexico. Clayton is very smart and on top of everything he does. He has helped our family in so many ways with our cases and we have ended up on top every time. Thank you Clayton for making us a priority. And thank you to all the girls in the hobbs office for making feel like one of the family and always being there even when I just needed someone tho talk to. Yall all are amazing people. Great Job and lots of thanks from the Heavingtons
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Posted by Crystal | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with this lawyer
I have had prior lawyers but this one is great. I was very pleased by what he did for me and my husband. He listened to us which was huge and he fought for us. It is nice for aaawyer to listen as opposed to tell you what to do. That was what I liked most. He was a voice for us in family law.
Posted by Mike | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job Lawyer Hightower
Mr. Hightower did so much for my case, I can't even express how much he helped my son and I. It was a dangerous situation. Without going into details of my case, I will say that this attorney helped to get my son out of a dangerous situation and in so doing, saved his life. Mr. Hightower became so involved with my case through the course of 6 plus years that he worked on my case. He is the type of attorney that I can text and hear back from him within a few hours. This is not the case with every lawyer and trust me I have worked with my fair share of them. If you need an attorney who will actually pay attention to your case and knows you and the details of your case, this is the attorney for you. He is very experienced. Price was way fair and he did allow me to make payments. I would absolutely recommend this attorney to friends and family. In fact, I already have. I walked into his office in 2012, not knowing the journey that we would find ourselves going through together. It is now 2018, and I am happy to call Mr. Hightower a family friend. It was good having a great attorney and a great person by my side through the tears, heart aches, and the victories. My case was a really rough and a hard one to deal with and looking back, I can't imagine going through it all with another attorney. Thank you to Mr. Clayton Hightower for being a top notch attorney and such a great person!
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Posted by JC | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard Worker for Worker and Custody
I was very pleased with the hard work of this lawyer. He represented us well. I think he was way prepared and cost was reasonable. He actually took care of us and answered all questions timely. Hard working lawyer for workers. Thank you again sir for working for me.
Posted by Brooke Hollon | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I used avvo to search for a lawyer and Clayton Hightower was very quick to respond to my message. I consulted with him about my matter, I was absolutely amazed by how professional and caring he was. I hired him and he has been absolutely amazing. I live out of state, and with that being said this has been a very easy and least stressful experience that I have ever encountered. The staff there are absolutely amazingand get back to you in a very timely manner. They offer a payment plan so you dont have to come up with a large sum of money at once.I would HIGHLY recommend Clayton Hightower to anyone in need of help. I am very happy with him and his staff . THANK YOU SO MUCH CLAYTON!!!!!
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Posted by Darlyne | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Clayton was an excellent lawyer. He was very understanding and compassionate about what was best for myself as the client. In addition, he cared about the overall well being of my children and what was best for them. He is also very accommodating with scheduling and meeting the needs of his clients.
Posted by Jeff | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody hearing
My lawyer was successful in my custody hearing case. Bringing my case to a resolution is a big relief for me
Posted by MaryElena Clabaugh | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clayton S Hightower = Problem Sovled PERIOD
Mr. Clayton has been very helpful and supportive as has his staff. I have only had to be in his office 6 times in the 20 months he has been representing me in my Workers Comp case because he takes care of everything for me. Most things are handled with an email or phone call. I offered to pay him more because they have worked so hard and he said no. His honesty is refreshing in a world that mostly distrusts lawyers and "the system". I suffered a stroke 30 years ago so I know he has had to explain things to me "dumbed down" and more than once. Yet the whole time he was respectful and I didn't feel talked down to. There have been times when workers comp didn't send the money I was suppose to receive and he was on top of it like a shark to blood. And I received the back money owed and current payment. Mr. Clayton always explains usually how long certain parts of the case going to take. I know it is usual to wait until a case is finished to leave a review and I am about 2/3 of the way through mine--However I want everyone to know if you need help THIS IS THE GUY TO COME TO!!! I recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very honorable attorney. "His word is his bond!"
Clayton and his team did right by me. He and his law firm have their priorities in the right place. They take care of their clients. Without going into details, Clayton honored his word about his fee in regards to what he could and could not accomplish. Whenever I spoke with Clayton, he was always honest with me. Very positive, and highly enthusiastic. I always felt listened to, and respected. I would highly recommend this attorney and his team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-185 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sanders, Bruin, Coll and Worley P.A.
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Baylor University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2014 WL 7236349
  • Favorable

Associations

  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Regular Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chaves County Pro Bono Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chaves County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 New Mexico Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Injured Workers' Attorney
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 25 Workers Compensation Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Amicus Curiae Brief
  • 67 M.J. 432
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Roswell CLE
  • Workers Compensation from Start to Finish
  • 2018
  • Roswell CLE
  • Workers Compensation from Start to Finish
  • 2017
  • Roswell CLE
  • Workers Compensation from Start to Finish
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Clayton
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Clayton has become the go-to attorney for injured workers in New Mexico. His knowledge and expertise in workers' compensation and also family law allow him to provide a unique advantage for each of his clients. He is the hardest working attorney I have ever met."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Clayton will work hard for you. He is result-oriented from the very beginning and is very good at keeping clients informed. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Clayton. He makes every client feel as though they are his only client. I don't know many attorneys who work harder than he does."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Clayton is an excellent, professional attorney. He is experienced in all areas of litigation."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer—an excellent attorney!"
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Clayton is highly respected in the legal community."
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Roswell Workers compensation Lawyer Clayton Scot Hightower
Clayton Scot Hightower
Workers compensation Attorney
Roswell, NM
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation