Zachary R. Cormier

Zachary R. Cormier


Albuquerque Plaza
201 Third Street NW, 12th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Mr. Cormier offers a full range of legal services in partnering with companies of all sizes to accomplish their varied goals and to otherwise resolve the complex legal and business problems that arise in today's evolving commercial environment.

Mr. Cormier is a complete resource to employers for all of their employment and labor related needs.  Should litigation arise in the employment context, Mr. Cormier provides effective and cost-efficient representation in working with his clients to achieve their goals in each particular matter. Mr. Cormier is however equally committed to working with employers in building corporate policy, process, and culture to create the highest quality working environment in order to help avoid unnecessary legal issues and to otherwise enable the company’s workforce to reach its greatest levels of success.

Mr. Cormier has further experience in a wide variety of commercial and corporate litigation matters, which enables him to provide comprehensive advice to his clients.  Mr. Cormier also has extensive experience in representing governmental entities within civil rights matters and other constitutional litigation.  Mr. Cormier previously taught Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure as a law professor and remains active in pursuing scholarship within both the constitutional law and employment law fields.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law – Juris Doctorate (2009)
    • Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of New Mexico – Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management (cum laude) (2006)
    • 2004-2005 Ford Motors Academic Scholarship Recipient
    • Kappa Upsilon Chi – Vice President (2005-2006)

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico (2009)
  • United States District Court - New Mexico (2009)
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)

Representative Cases

  • Pompeo v. Bd. of Regents, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5384 (10th Cir. 2017).
  • Montoya v. N.M. Inst. of Mining & Tech., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40641 (D.N.M. 2017).
  • Lucero v. Bureau of Collection Recovery, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 26561 (D.N.M. 2012).
  • Lucero v. Bureau of Collection Recovery, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 126309 (D.N.M. 2012).
  • Sedillos v. United Collection Bureau, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 89533 (D.N.M. 2013).

Awards and Honors

  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2015, 2016, and 2017)

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