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Carter & Valle Law Firm, 8012 Pennsylvania Circle NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) 87110.
505-888-HELP (4357)
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The Carter & Valle Law Firm in Albuquerque (NM) provides expertise in personal injuries, wrongful death, insurance law, claims against governments, divorce and domestic relations.

Chris O'Cleireachain

Chris O'Cleireachain

Criostoir “Chris" O’Cleireachain graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 2001 and joined the law firm in March of 2009 after practicing law with the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, “Chris” joined the federal government and worked as a field agent conducting counter-intelligence and anti-terrorism operations, eventually returning once again to New Mexico to continue with the practice of law. Over the years he has worked throughout central New Mexico prosecuting felony crimes as an assistant district attorney, as well as practicing civil law, primarily in the area of medical malpractice.

In addition to his law enforcement experience in both the field and courtroom, Chris has spent more than 15 years working in the medical field and has performed in capacities ranging from hospital orderly to surgical assistant in major orthopedic, urologic and general surgery cases.


University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado J.D. Degree, 2001
- American Jurisprudence Award: Advanced Criminal Procedure
- Lt. Governor, 15th Circuit, Law Student Division ABA
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico B.A. History, 1997


State Bar of New Mexico (Admitted 2002)
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Admitted 2005)

Law Practice Emphasizing

1. Medical Malpractice
2. Personal Injury
3. Criminal Defense
4. Wrongful Death
5. Insurance bad faith claims