REPRESENTING INJURED VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ACCIDENT, WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES; THE ACCUSED CHARGED WITH WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENSES; AND EMPLOYEES SUBJECTED TO DISCRIMINATION AND UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Steven G. Farber is AV rated and listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™. His trial and appellate practice has included a successful oral argument and briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been a sole practitioner since 1978, with a substantial personal injury, accident, white-collar crime and criminal defense, and civil rights emphasis.
Mr. Farber's personal and focused legal representation is appreciated by clients. Each of Mr. Farber's clients is afforded his personal attention and sensitivity to their individual needs in wrongful death, personal injury, accident, injury, civil rights, criminal white-collar, criminal defense, drug offense and employment cases.
In wrongful death, personal injury, accident, injury, civil rights and employment cases, Mr. Farber vigorously pursues compensation for the full amount of the harm suffered. He is prepared for both the settlement and trial process. Mr. Farber is dedicated to meeting the needs of his clients and to being personally available to discuss their concerns. The legal system is complex. Insurance companies and defendants are most often resistant to offering compensation that is fair and reasonable. Mr. Farber pursues these claims with vigor to obtain full compensation for his clients for the full amount of the harm suffered.
In the personal injury, accident and wrongful-death cases that Mr. Farber accepts, he offers contingent-fee arrangements where his fee for professional services is paid only on recovery [costs are additional].
In the white-collar crime, drug offense and criminal cases that Mr. Farber accepts, he vigorously and carefully protects and defends the rights of the accused. He understands that being the subject of an accusation is very alarming and upsetting. Mr. Farber provides personal attention to his clients. He pays close attention to the pre-charging and investigative stages of a case and to the hearing, trial and mitigation process. Mr. Farber understands that the fact of a public accusation can be devastating. He has developed successful techniques to minimize unwarranted prosecutorial charging decisions so that cases have been resolved without indictments being filed. Mr. Farber guides his clients and their families through these difficult times.
Mr. Farber also offers Employment Law consultations during which he is able to provide guidance and assistance to aggrieved employees.
Mr. Farber represents professionals in licensing and revocation matters with a keen awareness of the need for discrete and sensitive advocacy.
Mr. Farber personally and successfully appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and won a very important civil rights case. You can access the link to a transcript to read or hear the successful oral argument Mr. Farber made before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Wilson v. Garcia. http://www.oyez.org/cases/1980-1989/1984/1984_83_2146/argument/ [MP3 running time is 40 minutes].
Very few lawyers in the United States have ever had the opportunity to appear before — and make an argument to — the U.S. Supreme Court. Fewer still have ever won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Farber is very proud of his significant accomplishment.
Mr. Farber has litigated against a number of the largest law firms in New Mexico. His attention to detail and his hard work result in extremely satisfied clients. Mr. Farber has many years of experience and knowledge about the practice of law. Mr. Farber charges fees for his professional services that are commensurate with the breadth of his experience and qualifications.
In addition, Mr. Farber maintains an active interest in bar and civic affairs. He was an elected City Councilor in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and served on the first City of Santa Fe Home Rule Charter Commission. He also served as the Chair of the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and on the Board of Legal Specialization during the development of the Legal Specialization program offered in New Mexico. He has also served on the board of directors of many non-profit and civic organizations. Mr. Farber continues to provide pro bono legal assistance in selected matters.
Mr. Farber understands that the selection of a lawyer to handle a troubling, tragic, complex and sensitive legal matter is confusing, particularly with the amount of mass marketing and lawyer advertising. Consumers of legal services should be careful and should make their selection of a lawyer to handle their case or claim based upon realistic and helpful information. Mr. Farber believes that the lawyer that you choose should be able to provide you with personal attention, should have expertise, and should be a dedicated and capable advocate for your cause.
Whether your case or claim is big or small, Mr. Farber understands that it is important. He provides his skill, dedication, caring and personal attention to all clients whom he agrees to represent.
In addition to giving focused and personalized attention to all his clients, Mr. Farber believes that clients and consumers of legal services should have access to helpful reference materials, analysis, articles and useful information.
In the Helpful Web Links portion of this website, you will find links to various court-related websites, judicial opinions, governmental resources, legal research and bar association resources, medical information and medical reference sources, and newspapers and periodicals of interest.
These resource and reference materials contain very useful information about the legal system, current issues in the law and medical-legal matters.
Mr. Farber is particularly proud that he has been AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating process for 25 years. Mr. Farber's AV rating is the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating available.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review-rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.
Also, Mr. Farber has been continuously included in Who's Who in American Law. His biography has also been selected to be included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, the leading biographical reference publisher of the highest achievers and contributors from the country and around the world.
Areas of Practice
Steven G. Farber
323 Staab Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
P.O. Box 2473
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504