George McFall practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, civil rights, education law and appellate practice. In his twenty-four years of practice he has represented both private and public sector employers in state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation matters involving claims under both federal and state law. He is a trained mediator, and routinely advises clients in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution processes. In addition to his litigation work, he regularly advises clients on complex workplace issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, he presents training sessions for clients on state and federal anti-discrimination laws, employee policies and conducting workplace investigations in order to ensure compliance with ever-changing requirements and to avoid litigation. He has represented the Albuquerque Public Schools in numerous civil rights and education-related matters.
George is an Employment Law Specialist certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and he has achieved the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating possible. He was named Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Labor & Employment" in Albuquerque, 2013 and "Lawyer of the Year in Education" in Albuquerque, 2012. In addition, he is recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star, Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers in Business in Labor & Employment, and by Southwest Super Lawyers®. Chambers USA reports George is recognized by clients for being "extremely thoughtful and collaborative."
George is a past member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He has served as Chair of the Employment Practice Group for the past eight years and also serves as the Firm's Associate General Counsel.
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1987, cum laude
- Stanford University, A.B. in Political Science, 1970
- New Mexico 1987
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1988
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 1987