Hope Eckert

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Hope Eckert is Senior Counsel at the Singleton Schreiber’s New Mexico Offices. Ms. Eckert brings more than 20 years as a practicing attorney to help lead the firm’s New Mexico efforts in the areas of wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, environmental law, and insurance bad faith.

Throughout her career, Ms. Eckert has briefed and argued several federal appellate cases and has assisted other lawyers in their appeals. She also brings experience as a mediator, including as Circuit Mediator for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and a private mediator. Her legal experience includes having practiced both criminal defense and civil rights law. She later expanded her practice to include employment, tort, and business law. Impressively,

As part of her commitment to improving the quality of legal services, Ms. Eckert is an active member of the New Mexico Bar’s Ethics Advisory Committee, authoring several published Formal Opinions. She is also committed to training the future generation of New Mexico lawyers, acting as both an Adjunct and Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Ms. Eckert graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she was active in moot court and mock trial, as well as the student section of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty. She graduated Order of the Coif and was on the Dean’s List every semester.

Before going to law school, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Counseling and Management, laying the groundwork for her first career running employment programs for individuals with disabilities. She combines her social service and legal skills to help clients both understand and feel supported throughout the legal process.

Ms. Eckert also has a love for travel and an interest in international relations; in 2015 she helped the lawyers in Moldova write an improved Code of Ethics, and in 2019 she obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in International Relations from Queen Mary University in London.

When not fighting for her clients or mentoring the next generations of lawyers, you can find her at a language or cooking class in Italy and beyond.