Attorneys of The Keleher & McLeod Law Firm

S. Charles Archuleta

S. Charles Archuleta

Shareholder and Director

Charles Archuleta has practiced at the Keleher & McLeod firm since 1989. Mr. Archuleta is head of the firm’s Employment Law Section. Mr. Archuleta is an active Board Member and past Chair of the State Bar Employment and Labor Law Section. He represents public, Tribal and private for-profit and not-for-profit employers. He regularly litigates, arbitrates and mediates administrative charges and litigation of Title VII, State Human Rights Act, Civil Rights and other discrimination claims, unemployment compensation, wrongful terminations, breach of employment contracts and common law disputes. He prepares and implements employment policies and manuals, and advises both large and small employers regarding hiring, promotion, discipline and termination issues. He has given numerous legal education seminars and training seminars in many areas of employment law and employment litigation. He advises employers on statutory and regulatory compliance issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal Contract Compliance, Wage and Hour Laws and Family and Medical Leave issues. Mr. Archuleta also litigates general commercial, real property, estate disputes and personal injury matters and advises businesses on general matters.

Primary Areas of Practice

Education and Bar Admissions

University of New Mexico, B.S. 1986; Boston University, J.D. 1989; Patricia Roberts-Harris Fellow.

Professional Affiliations and Honors

Best Lawyers in America (Employment Law – Management); Chamber USA (NM, Labor and Employment); Southwest Super Lawyers (Employment Litigation – Defense); State Bar of New Mexico Employment Law Section and Litigation Section Member; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; Albuquerque Bar Association; Society of Human Resource Management; National and New Mexico Hispanic Bar; Access to Justice Commission


Admitted to the New Mexico Bar and Federal Bar, including Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1989 and in Laguna Pueblo Tribal Court.

Community Associations

Organizing Member of 2nd Judicial District Volunteer Attorney Pool; Member, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.

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