Consumer Law

30 Years of Experience

“Consumer Law” is a very broad subject including issues about warranties, sales, lending, housing, real estate, contracts, defective services and injuries from defective products.

I have 30 years of attorney-experience with all types of consumer protection arbitrations and lawsuits for businesses and individual consumers.

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Your Lawyer Must Pay Close Attention to the Details

Consumer protection lawsuits can be interesting and challenging. For good results in these types of matters, your lawyer must pay close attention to the details and must understand the sometimes very complex laws that apply. I am not on “a learning curve” as to these kinds of cases. I have successfully handled many of these types of cases all the way through jury trials.

The New Mexico Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau each administer a consumer complaint program whereby the agency will contact a business for a customer and request an explanation. If possible, the agency will mediate a resolution to the dispute. For many types of consumer complaints, it can be very helpful to attempt a resolution through these agencies before contacting a private attorney. Large amounts of information are readily available on the internet regarding consumer protection issues and the remedies available for common consumer problems.

If you have been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous business, or are being picked on by an abusive customer trying to shake you down with frivolous complaints, contact Santa Fe Attorney Sid Childress at to schedule a consultation about the matter.

Do you continue to receive unwanted telemarketing calls despite the fact your phone number is listed on the National Do-Not-Call Registry? Believe it or not You can charge telemarketers up to $1500 and more for each unlawful call pursuant to the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“the TCPA”) and applicable state-law. Telemarketers can also be made to pay court costs and attorney fees. Fed up with Robo-Calls? See: I Sue Telemarketers