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

Randolph B. Felker

Educational Background

  • B.A. University of New Mexico
  • J.D. University of New Mexico
    • Top 15% of law school class
    • Numerous Dean's list and book prize awards
    • Joseph Meek Award for outstanding commercial/business law student
    • Comments Editor of New Mexico Law Review
    • Comments Editor of Natural Resources Journal
  • Admitted U.S. District Court, New Mexico; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; All courts in the State of New Mexico
  • Date Licensed in New Mexico:  1972

Areas of Law

Insurance defense, commercial law, governmental liability, real estate, commercial and general civil litigation.

Litigation Experience

As an assistant attorney general, Mr. Felker handled all civil rights cases against the Department of Corrections from 1973 to 1975.  Mr. Felker has varied experience in defense work for insurers and civil and governmental entities.  He has represented various state agencies, including the Highway Department, State Police, Children, Youth & Families Department, Game and Fish Department, Corrections Department, Department of Hospitals and Institutions, PERA, Veterans Service Commission and the Livestock Board.

In private practice, Mr. Felker has had an extensive general civil practice, including insurance defense litigation, general and commercial litigation, real estate matters.  As insurance defense counsel, Mr. Felker has represented various insureds and private and public entities.  He has handled insurance defense matters for the New Mexico Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, State of New Mexico (Risk Management Division), Bernalillo County, San Miguel County, the Albuquerque Public School System, City of Albuquerque, Miners Colfax Medical Center, UNM Hospital, Sierra Vista Hospital, Albuquerque Metropolitan Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), City and County of Taos, New Mexico State Police, City of Santa Fe, Taos County Sheriff's Department, City of Las Vegas, Village of Chama, Santa Fe Public Schools system and numerous other governmental entities.  For approximately ten years, Mr. Felker has acted as an outside litigation contract counsel for the State of New Mexico (Risk Management Division) and has been assigned to the defense of numerous civil rights matters, tort claims, actions pursuant to Title VII and IX, medical malpractice claims and insurance coverage matters.

In addition, Mr. Felker has represented numerous commercial clients, developers, builders and home owners associations in the Santa Fe area.