Our Practice


Practice Areas

  • Divorce 
  • Family Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury 

Our Approach

At the Shoemaker Law Firm, we bring a rich collaboration of decades of experience, with active commitment to newer more advanced approaches, all in an effort  towards making  your case more efficient and cost effective. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

A Team in Your Corner

Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases. This means that no matter who you go with in our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case. 

Legacy of Success

Law Firm has been working together for nearly 30 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Check out our success stories, and then schedule your consultation today.

Our Team

Brian Shoemaker, Esq.


Licensed to practice  in all New Mexico state courts, the US Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts of New Mexico and of Central Utah, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the  Army Court of Criminal Appeals. 

Mr. Shoemaker graduated from Willamette University College of Law with both a Juris Doctorate  and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution in 1991, where he also made the Dean's List. He has since taken advance training in trial advocacy, mediation, domestic abuse,  and Collaborative Practice, among others. Mr. Shoemaker has maintained a vigorous commitment to an on-going study of pertinent legal subjects, dispute resolution methods, communication modalities, applied neuroscience and related psychological issues.  For years, he has presented nationally and within the state of new Mexico on these topics.

Mr. Shoemaker's professional associations and involvement includes: Board member of the Samaritan Counseling Center; President (and Secretary) of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group; and Co-Chairman of the New Mexico State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He has also been active with both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque Collaborative Practice communities, as a member of both open groups and four different private practice groups. He was also in the Training Committee of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. 

Major Brian Shoemaker also served four years on active duty with the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate, and thereafter served another 10 years as a Reservist. In his later years, he worked closely with the legal office of Kirtland Air Force Base. He further spearheaded two years of Joint JAG conferences, involving all of the military lawyers (active, reserve, or guard) operating within the state of New Mexico. He achieved the rank of Major when he received his honorable discharge. 

Brian Shoemaker continues to remain committed to contributing to the community. He has volunteered with Dismas House,  and continues to contribute to Road Runner Food Bank, ABQ Healthcare for the  Homeless and St. Martin's Hospitality Center. Mr. Shoemaker has also served as a scoutmaster for both Varsity and Boy Scouts and has coached girls soccer teams. 

Don't be surprised if you find him enjoying the local offerings with his wife and young daughter at events such  as  Salsa Under the Stars, hikes along the bosque or Sandias, Music Nights at the Botanic Garden, or the Downtown Growers' Market. 

He's a proud completer of the Duke City Marathon, multiple half-marathons, scores of local 10k and 5k fun runs, various bicycling events throughout New Mexico and Durango, a Spartan Super Obstacle Course, and multiple triathlons (Olympic & Sprint). He sincerely hopes an irregular practice of Yoga and Qi Gong will minimize his aging process - it's not looking hopeful.  

Our Staff


Over these many years, our firm has been blessed to have had many terrific souls work with our firm, some of whom have gone on to get their own law degrees.  As with them all, we remain committed to provide quality customer service to meet your needs. 

Professional Assistance


Every case is different. Depending on our client's needs, we have looked to incorporate the assistance of additional professionals, where deemed necessary, such as: CPAs, therapists, financial advisors, budget counselors, specialized medical providers, etc.