An Ohio native, Mark Pustay graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. At Davidson, he was a student-athlete, a member of the Davidson College Honor Council, and was named the William B. Hight Scholar in Education. In 2006, he graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a journal editor, a CALI award winner, was the recipient of the Frederick K. Cox Service and Class of 2006 Leadership Awards, and was President of the school’s Student Public Interest Law Fellowship. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, where he teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science.
Mark brings a strong litigation background to New Mexico Legal Group. He has extensive mediation and trial practice experience on both sides of the civil and criminal bar. He comes to NMLG from the United South Broadway Corporation, where he was Managing Attorney for the USBC’s Fair Lending Center, the 2012 recipient of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Outstanding Program award. At USBC, he provided direct pro bono representation for low-income New Mexicans and was active with both the Access to Justice and Civil Legal Services Commissions. He previously served as Assistant District Attorney for the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe, where he prosecuted felony domestic violence and violent crimes. He also practiced civil rights litigation and criminal defense with Gorence & Oliveros PC of Albuquerque.
With New Mexico Legal Group, Mark practices in divorce, family law, and criminal defense. He is a diligent and zealous advocate and he prioritizes a deep and abiding respect for each client’s unique circumstances.