BA – Government and Psychology, The University of New Mexico
JD – The University of New Mexico School of Law
J.E. (Gene) Gallegos is President of the Gallegos Law Firm, P. C. Mr. Gallegos received two degrees from the University of New Mexico: a B.A. in government and psychology in 1956 and a J.D. in 1960. He entered into private practice in 1963 after serving as an Assistant U. S. Attorney and Assistant Attorney General of New Mexico. He was a senior shareholder in the Santa Fe law firm of Jones, Gallegos, Snead & Wertheim since the firm’s professional incorporation in 1975. In 1987 he left the Jones firm to start the Gallegos Law Firm. Mr. Gallegos is also President of Pro NM Energy Inc., a small independent oil- and gas-producing company which focuses its business in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico. In January 2009, Governor Richardson appointed Mr. Gallegos to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents where he served until 2014; he previously served on the Board of Regents from 1991-1996. Mr. Gallegos served as the Regent member of the STC.UNM Board of Directors from 2009-2014.
Particular Knowledge and Skills
Mr. Gallegos has achieved widespread recognition for his experience in commercial and antitrust litigation, with particular emphasis on complex natural gas matters. He is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in the area of Natural Resources—Oil and Gas Law.