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  • $36,000,000 Santa Fe Jury Verdict for Auto Accident and Bad Faith - Gauthier & Maier Law Firm vs. State Farm - A Case of Broken Promises and Bad Faith

    On October 31, 2023, a Santa Fe jury decided that Andrea Lovato was not fully at fault for the accident and that State Farm had breached the $1,000,000 contract, committed bad faith, and violated the Unfair Trade Practices Act and Unfair Insurance Practices Act. The Jury awarded the family $12,000,000 in damages for the auto accident and another $24,000,000 in bad faith damages with $20,000,000 as punitive penalty damages to State Farm. The $36,000,000 verdict gave the family confirmation and validation that Andrea Lovato was not 100% at fault for the accident as State Farm always claimed her to be and that their conduct was cruel and malicious to the family.
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  • Insider Tips from Former Insurance Defense Attorneys: Mastering the Auto Accident Claims Process

    Who we are: Chance Gauthier and Shane Maier are both former insurance company defense lawyers that were retained by Farmers Insurance Company and Progressive Insurance Company to defend both the insurance carrier and the carrier's insureds. We both worked together at the O'Brien & Padilla law fir...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Require an Attorney

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are serious injuries that require an attorney who will give you the guidance and support you need to receive fair compensation.
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  • Memorial Statement from Family of Amber Archuleta

    From Joshua Archuleta, Amber's Father Thank you to everyone that came today to Amber's memorial and to those who were unable to join us in person, but that are still supporting our family and the Questa community in the loss of our beautiful Amber Archuleta.  The Community’s response and help in these trying times have been overwhelming and amazing in helping my family make sure that Amber is not forgotten. While the family, especially Amber’s brothers, Frankie and Joshua, and myself, have been dealing with the hardest loss imaginable for a father and family, the community has been here to help us in the worst moment of my life. I will never forget that and can never say thank you enough.
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  • Wrongful Death Estate of Bennie Hargrove Amended Complaint

    The family of Bennie Hargrove is angry about the lack of action by Washington Middle School as Bennie Hargrove would be here today if the staff and administration at APS had done their job. They violated their own policies and procedures creating a dangerous environment for all of Washington Middle School's children that ultimately resulted in the shooting death of Bennie Hargrove by another student.
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For recent case updates and statements from our represented clients including the families of Bennie Hargrove, Mary Melero, and Amber Archuleta please click here.

Why Should You Hire Gauthier & Maier Law Firm, P.C.?

When you have been injured by someone else's negligent, reckless, or criminal conduct, you will need someone to help you receive the justice you are owed.  Shane Maier, Chance Gauthier, and our attorneys have helped hundreds of New Mexicans receive compensation and the justice they are owed while collecting millions of dollars for their clients, including a $36,000,000 jury verdict for an auto accident and insurance bad faith.  Shane Maier, Chance Gauthier, and our attorneys are dedicated and reliable attorneys who can make a significant difference in the outcome of your matter. Let Gauthier & Maier Law Firm provide you with the quality, professional, and effective representation you deserve. 

Skilled Legal Advice In New Mexico

Experience is part of developing a successful law practice, and at Gauthier & Maier Law Firm people injured in New Mexico get the skilled legal advice and representation they're looking for when they need an attorney.

We have a thorough understanding of New Mexico law. With exceptional legal skills, practical solutions, and professional integrity, Gauthier & Maier Law Firm works hard to help you get the best possible results in the following practice areas:

Gauthier & Maier Law Firm prides itself on developing real connections with clients. We put complex legal issues into language that you can easily understand. We work hard to help our clients in every situation. We treat clients with respect and spend time to make sure that they fully understand the process they are going through.

When you need counsel on a major, life-impacting decision, you deserve an attorney who will listen to you, thoroughly examine the facts, and provide the best possible solution for you and your future.

Verdict and Settlements

Recent Case Results

  • Gauthier & Maier Law Firm along with Davis Law Group (Frank Davis) and Law Office of Adam Oakey, LLC  were able to receive a settlement for $900,000 in one of the first cases using the New Mexico Civil Rights Act for the Wrongful Death Estate of Bennie Hargrove and his mother Collette Wise. ht... Read On

  • $36,000,000 verdict against State Farm for Auto Accident and Bad Faith. Read On

  • $50,000 to $100,000 to a Gauthier & Maier Law Firm client that was injured by an improperly parked vehicle that rolled down the hill. She was offered only $10,000 by the insurance company as their "max" offer before retaining the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm.  Read On

Contact Gauthier & Maier Law Firm For A Consultation

There's no need to handle these difficult matters of law all alone. Get the legal advice, counsel, and representation you need. Contact Gauthier & Maier Law Firm in New Mexico for a consultation. We can help you decide which course of action will serve your best interests.



Gauthier & Maier Law Firm Is Here for You

At Gauthier & Maier Law Firm, we focus on Motor Vehicle Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Civil Rights and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

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Gauthier & Maier Law Firm is committed to answering your questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Civil Rights law issues in New Mexico.

We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.