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Our Attorneys

Nathan H. Mann

Mr. Mann has more than 40 years legal experience, principally in the area of civil litigation. He holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest rating by other lawyers. The major portion of his practice includes all areas of insurance defense. He also handles real estate, probate, corporate and commercial matters. Mr. Mann joined the firm in 1982 and is Managing Attorney.

Education
J.D., 1973, Columbia University
B.A., 1970, University of Virginia

Court Admissions
Mr. Mann is admitted to practice before all New Mexico State and Federal Courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Memberships & Activities
State Bar of New Mexico
District of Columbia Bar
American Bar Association
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Albuquerque Bar Association
Former Captain U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp
Former Bankruptcy Trustee
Former New Mexico licensed real estate broker
Volunteer in health related, community and school activities

Other Distinctions
Mr. Mann has an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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John E. Farrow

Mr. Farrow has more than 35 years of legal experience, primarily in litigation related to commercial and real estate matters as well as appeals. He has been an invited presenter at seminars on secured transactions, judgment enforcement, real estate title litigation and appellate practice.

Education
J.D. 1978, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
M.S. 1973, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
B.A. 1971, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Court Admissions
Mr. Farrow is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts of New Mexico as well as the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.

Professional Memberships & Activities
State Bar of New Mexico
Director, Business Law Section
Chair, Law Day Committee
Member, ADR Committee
State Bar of Texas (inactive)
Navajo Nation Bar Association (inactive)
Director, Arthritis Foundation of New Mexico & West Texas
Director, Road Runners Club of America
Area Chair & Lecturer in Business Law, University of Phoenix, New Mexico Division

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Linn Gillen-Hill

Ms. Gillen-Hill brings more than 13 years of California litigation experience to Gallagher, Casados & Mann PC. She married a New Mexican and moved her practice in 2021. She has handled a wide array of cases, ranging from defense personal injury/wrongful death claims and the prosecution of real estate matters against large banks.

She is skilled in all phases of litigation from inception to trial. She has written and argued numerous motions including many dispositive motions, and deposed countless fact and expert witnesses. She has extensive trial experience in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and Napa Counties.

Ms. Gillen-Hill has always exceeded her pro bono legal service hours. After graduating from high school in the Napa Valley, she attended undergraduate at Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in Philosophy. In 2006, she graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. She also attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California-Straus Institute for Alternative Resolution in 2005. In her free time, she enjoys hiking around New Mexico with her husband and son.

Education
J.D., 2006, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco
B.A., 2003, Sonoma State University, Sonoma County, California

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court New Mexico
Pro Hac Vice in United States District Court Nevada

Professional Memberships
State Bar of New Mexico
State Bar of California

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R. Thomas Dawe – Of Counsel

Mr. Dawe has more than 45 years of experience in commercial litigation and preparation of contracts, including the representation of individuals, lenders, borrowers, contractors, and business owners. He is experienced in all phases of commercial litigation, probate, the preparation of real estate documentation, as well as foreclosure of liens and mortgages, and tort defense. Mr. Dawe has co-authored and taught seminars on subjects related to trial practice, judgment enforcement and real estate litigation.

Mr. Dawe is a former Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corp and a Lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry.

Education
J.D., 1973, Stetson University College of Law
B.A., 1967, University of New Mexico

Court Admissions
Mr. Dawe is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of New Mexico, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Professional Memberships & Activities
State Bar of New Mexico (Chair, Senior Lawyers Division, 2009-2010)
Albuquerque Bar Association
Sandia Civitan-Board Member
New Mexico Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc.-Board Member
Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation, Inc.-Board Member

Other Distinctions
Mr. Dawe has an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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J.E. Casados – In Memoriam

Mr. Casados practiced law for more than 50 years as an insurance defense attorney. He handled every type of insurance defense matter including insurance bad faith, personal injury, professional liability, property damage, subrogation, and products liability. He handled numerous trials and appeals during his career. Mr. Casados was a founding partner of Gallagher, Casados & Mann, P.C., retiring in 2015.

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