Felker, Ish, Ritchie & Geer, P.A.

Attorneys at Law
911 Old Pecos Trail; Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 988-4483
Telefax: (505) 983-4876

Mariana Griswold Geer

Educational Background

  • B.A. Connecticut College
    • Graduated with distinction,
    • Dean's list,
    • Nominated for Watson Fellowship
  • J.D. University of New Mexico, May 15, 1983
    • Honor roll
    • Dean's List
    • AmJur Book Award - Community Property
    • Top grade oil and gas
    • Top grade criminal procedure
  • Clerk of Honorable William R. Federici, Supreme Court Justice, July, 1984 to January, 1986
  • Admitted U.S. District Court, New Mexico; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; All courts in the State of New Mexico
  • Licensed New Mexico real estate broker since 1978
  • Admitted to practice as an attorney in NM in April, 1984

Areas of Law

Real estate, business, construction, probate, wills and trusts, and appeals.

General Experience

Ms. Geer has an active real estate practice, representing real estate developers, contractors, buyers, sellers and homeowners’ associations.  She also practices in the areas of business law and estate planning.  Ms. Geer became a shareholder in the firm in 1989.

Ms. Geer was appointed as a judicial law clerk and served Chief Justice William R. Federici of the New Mexico Supreme Court from July, 1984 to January, 1986.  While at the Supreme Court, she performed appellate work and drafted opinions in various areas of the law, including general tort liability, contracts, medical malpractice, and workmens' compensation. 

In her private practice, Ms. Geer has written appellate briefs in such diverse areas of the law as civil rights, contract law, tort law, domestic relations, and workmens' compensation law.  She has represented Los Alamos County, San Miguel County and the County Commission of San Miguel County in civil rights actions on appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Geer has handled numerous commercial-civil litigation actions for various lending institutions involving lender liability claims.