Rebekah A. Gallegos
Peifer, Hanson, Mullins & Baker, P.A.
20 First Plaza Center
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Rebekah Gallegos practices in the areas of appellate law, criminal law, general civil litigation, personal injury and employment litigation. She assists clients with a wide range of matters including pre-litigation issues, internal investigations, litigation, and full briefing and oral arguments before the Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the New Mexico Supreme Court, and the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Rebekah is a proud graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she served on the New Mexico Law Review and received the Clinical Honors Award for work with the Business and Tax Clinic. Following graduation, she clerked for the New Mexico Supreme Court before entering private practice in 2015. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of New Mexico’s Law School Lab course for first-year law students.
In 2022 Rebekah received the University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni Promise Award, which honors a recent graduate who has contributed innovative or substantial service to the law school, its students, or its community. In 2023, Rebekah was honored with the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, which recognizes exceptionally accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.
- United States v. Ramon, 958 F.3d 919 (10th Cir. 2020)
- Matter of Contempt of Maestas, 2022-NMCA-057, 517 P.3d 942
- Adobe Whitewater Club of New Mexico v. New Mexico State Game Comm’n, 2022-NMSC-020, 519 P.3d 46
- New Mexico Educ. Ret. Bd. v. Romero, ___ – NMSC-___, ___P.3d___ (A-1-CA-40106, Oct. 30, 2023).
Awards & Recognition
- 2021 Southwest Rising Star
- 2022 Southwest Rising Star
- 2022 Alumni Promise Award, University of New Mexico School of Law
- 2023 Southwest Rising Star
- 2023 Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyers Under 40 Award
Peifer, Hanson, Mullins & Baker, P.A., is a pure litigation firm founded and led by former large-firm attorneys who want the flexibility a smaller firm provides. The firm’s lawyers specialize in handling the most complex cases in New Mexico’s federal and state trial and appellate courts and represent plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and companies, media outlets and public figures.
We have represented clients against national and international companies that devote almost unlimited resources to litigation, and we have a track record of success against some of the most respected and aggressive lawyers and law firms in the country.
The firm enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality of its legal work. We have consistently been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of only three Band 1 firms for New Mexico in the area of commercial litigation. The firm’s senior partner is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and other partners are routinely recognized in Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America, and other professional listings like Super Lawyers.
Founded over 35 years ago, the firm’s lawyers have tried significant cases involving wrongful death, securities fraud, voting rights, partnership and business disputes, first amendment rights, and employment law. We also maintain an active appellate practice that has helped shape New Mexico and federal law.