George McFall practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, civil rights, professional liability and appellate practice. In 29 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. George handles cases which include claims for breach of employment contract, employment discrimination, civil rights and retaliatory discharge.
He is a trained mediator, and 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). He also 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.
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 2016 Employment Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year" in Albuquerque by Best Lawyers in America®; only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honor. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation and named one of the Top 25 New Mexico Super Lawyers by Southwest Super Lawyers®. Chambers USA reports George is recognized by clients for being "extremely thoughtful and collaborative."
George has served as Chair of the Employment Practice Group and currently serves as the firm's Co-General Counsel. He previously served on the firm's Executive Committee.
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
"Staying on Top of New Developments in Employment Law to Avoid Management Liability Litigation," Protecting Corporations Against Management Liability Claims,
2013 Thompson Reuters/Aspatore (co-authored with Karen L. Kahn