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Hal Greig - Biography

Hal Greig


Hal Greig received his B.A. in Political Science with a minor interest in statistics from Kansas State University in 1973.  While at Kansas State University, he was a member of the Debate Team and was awarded the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha Outstanding Novice Debator in 1971.  He participated in two National Science Foundation Research Grants, one of which he was a research assistant, on a RANN (Research About National Needs) grant, the second of which he was co-director on a S.O.S.  (Student Originated Studies) grant.


In 1976, he received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn University School of Law.  While at Washburn, he was a recipient of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development:  Urban Fellowship Scholarship from 1973-1974.  He was also a member of the Washburn Law Journal Board of Editors.


Mr. Greig received a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)  in 1982 from Eastern New Mexico University.


Mr. Greig has been a shareholder and member of Greig & Richards, P.A. and its predecessors firms since 1976.  Mr. Greig became licensed in the State of New Mexico in 1976 and the State of Kansas in 1977.  He is licensed in all courts at the present time to practice law in the State of New Mexico, including Federal Court. 


In addition to practicing law, Mr. Greig has served for the last six years on the Board of Directors for the Hartley House as president, for two terms, vice president and director, (formerly known as the Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence).  He also consults with and provides legal advice and assistance to the Lighthouse Mission, Inc., a local shelter and mission.


Mr. Greig has authored a number of professional publications including some twenty-one legal articles, four journal articles, two monographs, as well as presented a number of professional papers.


Examples of legal articles published would include:

  • “Wrongful Death:  The Monetary Worth of the Life of the Deceased”, The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Foundation, July 1992, Vol. 20, Number 6, pp.122, 131-133.
  • “Wrongful Death:…Such As Would, If Death Had Not Ensued, Have Entitled The Party Injured to Maintain An Action and Recover Damages In Respect Thereof”, The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Foundation, December 1991, Vol. 14, Number 10, pp.217, 223-230.
  • “Close Relationships and the Eclipse of Reality for Bystanders Emotional Distress”, California Trial Lawyers’ Association Forum, January/February 1989, Vol. 19, Number 1, pp. 25-31.
  • “Bystanders Emotional Distress:  When Must You Be There to Recover?”, New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Association Journal, November/December 1988, Vol. XVI, Nos. 11 & 12, p. 215, 235-237.


Mr. Greig is currently a member of:


  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association – 1983  - to date
  • American Association of Justice – 1981 – to date
  • State Bar of New Mexico – 1976 – to date
  • American Bar Association – 1978 – to date


Mr. Greig served on the Board of Directors of:


  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers – 1990-1997
  • District Court Liaison Committee – 1984-1987
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico Board of Continuing Legal Education – 1986-1988


Mr. Greig is a member of several State and National Trial Lawyer Internet List-Serve organizations including:


  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group


Mr. Greig has an adequate staff who will provide excellent support assistance in all aspects of your case.



Hal Greig


Trial Counsel for the following


Reported (Published) Appellate Opinions



Greene v. French, 97 N.M. 493, 414 P.2d 503, (Ct. App. 1982)


Abarca v. Henry L. Hanson, Inc., 106 N.M. 25, 738 P.2d519, (Ct. App. 1987)


Baca v. Velez, 114 N.M. 13, 833 P.2d 1194, (Ct. App. 1992)


Williams v. Williams,  132 N.M. 445, 50 P.3d 194, (Ct. App. 2002)


State v. Zane Brothers,  133 N.M. 36, 59 P.3d 1268, (Ct. App. 2002)


State v. Downey,  141 N.M. 455, 157 P.3d 20, (Ct. App. 2007)



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