Douglas G. Schneebeck

Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Douglas Schneebeck joined Modrall Sperling in 1985 where he worked until his retirement in 2011. He defended businesses in medical device, pharmaceutical and other products litigation, along with class actions of a wide variety including insurance, products, antitrust, securities and consumer protection. He has defended cases in state and federal courts in New Mexico, and in state or federal courts in eight other states. In addition, Doug has represented clients before the New Mexico State Bar Disciplinary Board, the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

Doug was named Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation in Albuquerque in 2012 by Best Lawyers of America, where he has been continuously listed in since 2006. He has been recognized by Chambers USA in Litigation and in Southwest Super Lawyers. He has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating. Doug was selected as a Litigation Star in New Mexico by Benchmark Litigation in 2011 and 2012, and as Best of the Bar in Litigation by the New Mexico Business Weekly in 2010.

Doug has held many leadership roles at the firm including service on the firm's Executive Committee and he has mentored many young lawyers.



• New Mexico's Learned Intermediary Doctrine: On the Ropes?
• New Mexico Court of Appeals Rejects Discovery Rule in Wrongful Death Act Claims
• Discovery Rules Do Not Necessarily Rule in Wrongful Death Claims
• Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Claims On The Rise In New Mexico
• ""Modal"" Insurance Premium Class Action Litigation: Coming to a Courthouse Near You?

Benchmark Litigation The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms & Attorneys, named as a Litigation Star in New Mexico, 2011, 2012
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation - Albuquerque, 2012
Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company litigation, Commercial litigation, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Mass Tort Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, and Products Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2006-2012
Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Litigation: General Commercial, 2004-2011
•Law Dragon Rising Star
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
New Mexico Business Weekly Best of the Bar in Litigation, 2010
Southwest Super Lawyer, (derived from a lawyer survey), 2007-2012

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1985, Virginia
1986, New Mexico
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Law School Attended

University of Virginia School of Law
Class of 1985

University Attended

James Madison University
Class of 1982
summa cum laude

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ActivitiesProfessional Activities•International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
•Defense Research Institute (DRI) ... More

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Douglas G. Schneebeck
Bank of America Centre 500 Fourth Street NW, Suite 1000,
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Modrall Sperling (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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