Overview:

Kaleb Brooks joined the firm as an associate in 2017.  Kaleb’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation in fields including environmental cost recovery, environmental torts, construction defect, and products liability.  Kaleb has litigated extensively in New Mexico state courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the United States Supreme Court sitting in its original jurisdiction.  Kaleb is also active in the firm’s transactional practice, with a concentration on commercial lending, secured credit, and real estate.  Kaleb maintains an active pro bono practice through the Santa Fe Homeless Legal Clinic.

Kaleb serves as a director and secretary for the Trial Practice Section of the New Mexico State Bar Association.  He previously served as the Trial Practice liaison for the Young Lawyers Division.  He is also a Barrister with the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court and member of the First Judicial District Bar Association. 

Kaleb graduated summa cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where he attained admission to the Order of the Coif and Foster Inn chapter of Phi Delta Phi. During law school, his course of study and scholarship specialized in labor and employment law, and he served on the board of editors for the Indiana Law Journal. Prior to law school, Kaleb coached debate, taught communication courses, and researched rhetoric and argumentation at the University of Denver. He completed his undergraduate education at Regis University.

 

 

 

Background:

Education:

Indiana University: Maurer School of Law
Juris Doctorsumma cum laude, May 2017
Order of the Coif

University of Denver: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Master of Arts, Perfect Marks, June 2014
Graduate Teaching Instructor and Debate Coach

Regis University: Regis College
Bachelor of Arts and Sciencessumma cum laude, May 2012
Degree Programs: Politics and Economics

 

 

Honors:

Scholarships:

“Mickey” and Janie Maurer Scholarship
Robert and Darlene Duvin Scholarship
Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Law Scholarship 

Awards:

Best Brief Award: Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
Maurer School of Law Dean’s Honors
6 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
Stoler-Medina Outstanding Forensics Student Award
Joseph A. Ryan, S.J. Award for Excellence in Economics ​

Selected Publications:

Kaleb W. Brooks, Note, Too Heavy a Burden: Testing Complicity-Based Claims Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 92 Ind. L.J. 40 (2016).

Hanan, Joshua S., Indradeep Ghosh, & Kaleb W. Brooks, Banking on the Present: The Ontological Rhetoric of Neo-Classical Economics and Its Relation to the 2008 Financial Crisis, 100 Q.J. of Speech, no. 2, 2014, at 1.

Kaleb W. Brooks, Debtor’s Empowerment: Muhammad Yunus and the Rhetoric of Microfinance (Jan. 1. 2014) (M.A. thesis, University of Denver) (available at http://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/90/).

Memberships:

  • Barrister of the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Order of the Coif