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New Mexico Super Lawyers® Recognizes 2 Butler Snow Attorneys

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Keith C. Mier and Travis R. Steele have been recognized by New Mexico Super Lawyers®. Mier was named to New Mexico Rising Stars for employment and labor law and Steele was named to New Mexico Rising Stars for energy and natural resources.

“We congratulate Keith and Travis on this significant and well-deserved honor,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Both are leaders in our firm and within the industry, and this recognition illustrates that.”

Mier is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the labor and employment group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of labor and employment law, health care, corrections litigation, Indian law, education law, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights. Mier also has experience in legal consulting in the public sector, primarily in labor relations, defense of grievance, EEOC charges, human rights division charges, Department of Labor charges, Department of Justice charges, employment issues, conflict resolution and contract negotiations. He has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating.

Mier served in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 2007 as a highly decorated lieutenant. He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. Mier received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico Law School.

Steele is a member of Butler Snow’s business services group, and frequently serves as outside general counsel for businesses in the energy, government contracting, health care, construction and manufacturing industries. Steele has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Southwest Rising Star and is AV-Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale Hubbell®.

Steele is a member of the Federal, American and Albuquerque Bar Associations and the State Bar of New Mexico. He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pepperdine University.

Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5 percent of lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers® list and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers® identifies Rising Stars as those attorneys, 40 years old or younger, who have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less.