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Shawn S. Cummings

Attorney
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Bio

Shawn Cummings is an experienced litigation attorney with Righi Fitch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shawn attended college at the University of New Mexico where he obtained a B.A. in political science. Shawn graduated from the UNM School of Law in 2008 and has been practicing law in New Mexico ever since. Shawn’s roots in New Mexico run deep, with a family history in New Mexico over several generations, well before New Mexico was even a State.

Prior to law school, Shawn worked as an insurance agent for several years. Before joining Righi Fitch, Shawn worked as an attorney representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, including catastrophic and wrongful death cases. In his career, Shawn has represented plaintiffs as well as defendants, with a focus on insurance coverage and was named a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2016 and 2018 in the area of insurance coverage. He also served as the General Counsel of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions after being appointed by the Governor of New Mexico. Shawn now uses his years of legal experience to assist his clients in a broad range of cases, including personal injury, insurance coverage issues, insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death.

In his spare time, Shawn enjoys spending time with his children, mainly at the baseball and soccer fields where they play. Shawn is also a marathon and ultra-marathon runner and has finished numerous races across the country, including finishes at Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, El Paso, San Francisco, Aspen, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Valles Caldera, Jemez, Albuquerque, and Leadville.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation
  • General Liability Insurance Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Transportation & Trucking
  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Casualty Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Education
  • Juris Doctor University of New Mexico School of Law - Graduate School Albuquerque, NM 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science University of New Mexico - Undergraduate School Albuquerque, NM 2004
Locations
  • New Mexico Office
    316 Osuna Rd NE,
    Suite 202

    Albuquerque, NM 87107