Charles J. Vigil

Charles J. Vigil (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Charles J. Vigil

Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Professional Experience:

Mr. Vigil is the President and Managing Director of the firm. He is a past President of the State Bar of New Mexico. Mr. Vigil practices in the Litigation Department in the areas of labor and employment law, commercial litigation, products liability and professional liability. He has jury and non-jury trial experience in both the state and federal courts, including the trials of breach of contract, Family and Medical Leave Act, disability, retaliation, Title VII, Unfair Practices Act and legal malpractice cases. Mr. Vigil has presented oral argument in the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Vigil has experience teaching seminars in employment law and wrongful termination. Mr. Vigil also advises and consults with personnel managers regarding issues of discipline, discharge, compliance with state and federal employment laws, including occupational health and safety laws, and the preparation and revision of personnel handbooks.

In March of 2013, the University of Michigan Law School presented Mr. Vigil with the J.T. Canales Distinguished Alumni Award. The J.T. Canales Award honors an University of Michigan Law School alum who has made a significant contribution to empowering the Latino community and who serves as a role model for the next generation of Latino lawyers and leaders.

In July of 2007, Mr. Vigil received the Distinguished Bar Service Award from the State Bar of New Mexico. The award was presented to Mr. Vigil in recognition of his long and valuable service to the State Bar over a significant period of time and for his long-term commitment to State Bar services and his significant contributions to the legal profession.

Mr. Vigil is a co-author of the New Mexico Employment Law Desk Reference - Second Edition, Rodey Law Firm 2013.

(505) 768-7377 (505) 768-7377
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Professional Liability

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
President and Managing Director
Admission Details
Admitted in 1989, New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S . District Court, District of New Mexico
Law School Attended
University of Michigan Law School
Class of 1989
University Attended
University of New Mexico
Class of 1986
Birth Information
Born in 1964
Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 24, 1964
Associations & Memberships

Professional Memberships & Activities

Past President, Board of Bar Commissioners, New Mexico State Bar Association (2005)

Member, New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners (1999-2006)

Co-Chair, New Mexico Commission on Professionalism (2005)

Chair and member of New Mexico Client Protection Fund Commission (2006, 2010)

Member, New Mexico Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Member, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association

Board of Directors, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (2011-2013)

Member, Executive Council, National Conference of Bar Presidents (2005-2008) and Chair of Diversity Committee (2007-2008)

American Bar Association (Labor Law Section)

American Bar Association - Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability (2005-2008 and 2011-2014)

State Bar of New Mexico Delegate to American Bar Association House of Delegates (2006-present)

Albuquerque Bar Association

H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court (1999-2002)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his experience and expertise in commercial litigation, product liability litigation-defendants and professional malpractice law

Named Albuquerque Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2015 by Best Lawyers in America

Listed in Chambers & Partners-America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his experience and expertise in labor and employment law

Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for his expertise and experience in employment and labor law

New Mexico Business Weekly's Best of the Bar - 2009

Has achieved highest Martindale-Hubbell rating

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 2200,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-7377
(505) 768-7395
Office Information
Office Information
Charles J. Vigil
President and Managing Director
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 2200,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)