Jared D. Najjar

Special Counsel

Jared Najjar focuses his practice on litigation, government affairs, real estate, and business law.

He has a diverse litigation practice, representing a wide array of insurance carriers and other self-insured corporate defendants in general liability lawsuits. A large portion of his practice is devoted to defending transportation companies in Federal Employers’ Liability Act cases throughout the United States. He also defends national retailers and restaurants in premises liability cases, and has experience representing banking and financial services clients in commercial and consumer finance litigation.

Insurers also turn to Jared to act as monitoring counsel to evaluate liability and potential exposure, negotiate with plaintiff’s counsel, and develop a cost-effective resolution strategy. 

Jared’s government affairs practice spans a wide range of issues before the New Mexico Legislature. He advocates on behalf of clients in the healthcare, financial services, energy, insurance, technology, tax, tribal affairs, gaming, hospitality, and food and beverage industries.

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2014
  • Colorado, 2014
  • Arizona, 2015
  • Texas (inactive), 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

Location

Santa Fe Office
2200 Brothers Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Education

JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013
BA: University of New Mexico, 2009, Chemistry and Spanish, cum laude

Contact

najjarj@hallevans.com

More About
Jared

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Staff Editor, Denver University Law Review
  • Managing Editor, Denver University Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
  • Member, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Decisions
  • Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Sheila J. O’Malley, 2018 WL 797545, at * 1 (NM Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2018) (reversing summary judgment and clarifying New Mexico law concerning transmutation of community property to separate property in mortgage loan transactions).
Professional Associations
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Government Service
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Chief Judge Philip J. McNulty, Colorado’s First Judicial District
  • Commissioner, New Mexico Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Languages
  • Spanish