Michael R. Heitz

Michael R. Heitz

Of Counsel

Santa Fe, NM

505-986-2635

Overview

Mr. Heitz joined Montgomery & Andrews after serving as Chief General Counsel at New Mexico’s Children, Youth & Family Department.  He is currently of counsel to the firm. Previously, Mr. Heitz was the General Counsel at the New Mexico State Personnel Office and was a Deputy District Attorney in the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  Before he began working in the public sector, Mr. Heitz represented clients in the private sector on a variety of both civil and criminal litigation issues, including personal injury, medical malpractice, product and premises liability, and tort claims.

 

Background

Southern Methodist University

Juris Doctor 1998

University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 1988

Experience

Representative Clients:

  • The State of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Dept.
  • New Mexico State Personnel Office

Activities

Bar Admissions

State Bar of New Mexico (2007-present)
State Bar of Texas (inactive)
U.S. Dist. Court – Western District of Texas (2003-2007)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter at NM District Atty. Assoc. Spring Conference 2012 on white collar crime prosecution.
  • Speaker on the legal process and domestic violence awareness for at-risk high school students.
  • Founder and coordinator of the Anapra community food growing program, Anapra, NM.