Brad D. Hall - Retired

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After 38 years of litigation and representing over 3,000 individuals, Brad has officially retired from the practice of law. He is proud to pass the baton to Shayne, Jason, and Levi, each of whom share Brad’s love of New Mexico’s communities and assisting the people of New Mexico in combating powerful opponents.

For example, Brad, Levi, and co-counsel helped expose the depth, breadth and full extent of the evil epidemic of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the state of New Mexico. By representing over 100 survivors of sexual abuse by priests of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe between 2011 and 2018, Brad and his team drove the Archdiocese into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the winter of 2018. For the next four and a half years, Brad, Levi, and co-counsel helped over a hundred additional survivors of clergy sexual abuse to navigate the complex Chapter 11 system. Brad and his team represented six of the nine individual survivors appointed to the Creditors Committee by the U.S. Trustees Office, and as such worked closely with Committee Counsel Jim Stang of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones from 2018 to 2023. 

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Chapter 11 proceedings concluded in the spring of 2023. More than 400 victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy came forward through the bankruptcy proceedings, and were ultimately compensated through a $125 million settlement fund. In the Bankruptcy case, Brad was also instrumental in getting the Archdiocese to agree to archive tens of thousands of documents preserved since the 1950’s, at UNM Southwest Special Collections at Zimmerman Library, which soon will be open to scholars and journalists and the public. 

Brad knows that in the Firm’s next chapter, Shayne, Jason, and Levi will continue to put New Mexicans first, and exhaust their best efforts to ensure that powerful people and institutions adhere to the rule of law. 


Email: [email protected]
Phone: (505) 255-6300


University of New Mexico School of Law, Class of 86