Mark Komer



Mark Komer focuses his practice on civil litigation with a special emphasis on civil rights, constitutional law, personal injury and appeals. His civil rights experience includes litigating cases under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New Mexico Human Rights Act. In the personal injury area, Mr. Komer’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury cases, nursing home litigation and medical malpractice. Mr. Komer's appellate experience includes appearances before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the New Mexico Supreme Court and the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Several of his published appellate cases established new law in New Mexico.


Mr. Komer received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1988. He received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in 1985 and high school diploma from The Norfolk Academy in 1981. In 2005, the New Mexico Supreme Court appointed Mr. Komer as Chair of the Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, and he served as a member of that Committee from 2003 through 2008. Mr. Komer is presently a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association and the New Mexico Medical Review Commission. He served on the State Bar Quality of Life Committee. Mr. Komer has lectured on a wide range of legal topics including the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act, Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure, electronic discovery, nursing home and long-term care facilities, law office management, maintaining professional and personal life balance as well as other topics.


Mr. Komer was born in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Komer is a performing musician. He has had the pleasure of playing with many nationally prominent musicians since he began performing semi-professionally in 1979. He and his wife, Lynn, have two daughters.