Paul Bardacke

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Paul Gregory Bardacke (born December 16, 1944)[1] is the former Attorney General of New Mexico, having served from 1983-1986.[2]

Mr. Bardacke attended the University of California at Santa Barbara[3] (B.A., cum laude, 1966) and University of California at Berkeley (J.D. 1969).

Paul Bardacke is an attorney who has practiced law in the public and private sectors for over 40 years.

His current practice focuses on mediation and arbitration, and Paul has mediated over 1000 cases in the past 18 years and has tried over 25 jury trials as first chair, primarily in the areas of commercial, natural resources and environmental law.

He is a founding member of the bipartisan think tank Think New Mexico.[4]

Paul also served as Chairman of Governor Bill Richardson’s successful gubernatorial campaigns in 2002.[5]

In 2005, he served as a member of a small US delegation to North Korea to negotiate civil rights issues.[6]

In 2010 he was appointed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to the National Park Service Advisory Board for a three year term. [7]

Bardacke has been the recipient of the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship (1969–1970), an instructor in Evidence and Trial Practice at the University of New Mexico Law School, (1973–1982), adjunct faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1978— ), Attorney General of the State of New Mexico (1983–1986), Special U.S. Attorney for District of New Mexico (1984–1985)and Special Counsel to State of New Mexico on Windfall Profits Tax Litigation (1981–1985) [5]

Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Bingaman
Attorney General of New Mexico
Succeeded by
Hal Stratton


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  2. ^ a b "Think New Mexico's Board"
  3. ^ a b "Paul Bardacke lawyer profile on"
  4. ^ "Board". Think New Mexico. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Paul G. Bardacke". Sutin, Thayer & Browne, APC. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Linthicum, Leslie (2005-10-23). "Seven Days on a Voyage with Gov. Richardson". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
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