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Scott M. Davidson - Albuquerque, NM

1011 Lomas Boulevard NWSuite 101 Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Updated: 06/05/2023

Albuquerque Appeals (Civil and Criminal, Federal and State) Lawyer


I have an extensive background representing clients from across the United States and beyond in appellate and post-conviction cases in federal state courts.

In 2005, I founded Just Appeals, a boutique law firm of national scope, headquartered in the beautiful high desert city of Albuquerque...

About Scott M. Davidson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President

Practice Areas

  • Appeals (Civil and Criminal, Federal and State)
  • Post-Conviction Cases (Federal and State)
  • Expungements (New Mexico)
  • Criminal Defense (Federal and State)
  • Immigration Appeals


Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • New Mexico

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section, 2009 (Chair)
  • State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section, 2007 - 2012 (Board Member)
  • State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Institute Committee, 2007 (Chair)
  • H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court, 2008 - 2012 (Barrister)
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present (Benefactor and Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Past Member)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, 1994-96, 2006-08, 2010-12
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1991-93
  • Yale University, 1985-91

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Ghost Ranch Governing Board, Presbyterian Church U.S.A., 2007 - 2013
  • Board Member, New Mexico Innocence and Justice project, 2008 - Present

Past Positions

  • Freedman Boyd Daniels Hollander Goldberg & Cline, P.A., Albuquerque, NM, Associate, 1998 - 2000
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, Judicial Law Clerk, 1996 - 1998


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996
    Law Journal: Natural Resources Journal, Staff, 1994 - 1996
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1991
    Ph.D, M. Phil, M.A.
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1984
  • Institut Méditerranéen, Fabrégues, France, 1986
  • King’s College, University of London, London, England, 1983
  • Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1981


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Editor, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Online Library of Briefs, 2008-2009
  • Research and Writing Specialist, Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM, 2000-2005

Office Information


1011 Lomas Boulevard NWSuite 101 Albuquerque, NM 87102

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Sources of Feedback About Scott M. Davidson


  • Top Lawyers in New Mexico, Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence, by The Legal Network
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

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