Tinnin Law Firm Attorneys

Working with clients in the private and public sector locally and nationally, the partners at Tinnin Law Firm provide legal counsel to employers in employment litigation, labor law, human resources, and insurance and tort defense.

Attorneys in the firm include:

Robert P. Tinnin, Jr.

Robert Tinnin

Mr. Tinnin is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in labor and employment law. He has expertise in:

  • National Labor Relations Board representation election and unfair labor practice proceedings
  • State and federal employment discrimination charges
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Collective bargaining
  • Grievance arbitration
  • State and federal court litigation proceedings
  • Equal employment opportunity and contract and tort litigation arising from employee-employer relationships

Mr. Tinnin attended Brown University and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico. He received his law degree from Indiana University, with distinction, where he served as Note Editor for the Indiana Law Review.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Tinnin was a law clerk to the Honorable Oliver Seth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He regularly conducts training programs for employers on workplace issues and participates in continuing legal education programs and seminars on subjects related to his areas of expertise.

He is a contributing editor for The Developing Labor Law, co-editor of the New Mexico Employment Law Letter, was the editor-in-chief of Employment Law Desk Book for New Mexico Employers and is a member of the Editorial Board Employment Practices Self-Audit Workbook. The Firm's membership in the Employers' Counsel Network (ECN) allows Mr. Tinnin access to labor and employment law counsel throughout the United States.

Mr. Tinnin has been active in professional activities, having served as President of the State Bar of New Mexico and the New Mexico Bar Foundation. Mr. Tinnin is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and the American Bar Association. He serves on various committees of the Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections of the ABA. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer and has been selected for listing in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the Labor and Employment Law Category.

Stanley K. Kotovsky, Jr.

Stanley Kotovsky

Mr. Kotovsky received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1972 from New Mexico State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. Kotovsky has lectured at seminars on both employment and insurance related issues. He has participated in over one hundred jury trials and has represented clients in over fifty matters before federal and state appellate courts. He has represented clients in courts throughout the southwest including Arizona, Texas, and Colorado.

Mr. Kotovsky was an Assistant United States Attorney for eleven years in which he presented the United States in both criminal and civil matters. Since leaving the United States Attorney's Office, he has represented primarily corporate and public entities.

Mr. Kotovsy has represented both private and public entities in litigation arising out of employment, personal injury, property damages, and commercial transactions. He has represented insurance companies in litigation concerning coverage under policies of insurance and provided advice and opinions as to potential liability, damage, and coverage issues. He has also defended numerous lawsuits brought against the insureds.

Through the Firm's ECN membership, Mr. Kotovsky has ready access to labor and employment lawyers throughout the US for consultation and referral purposes. He has extensive experience in state and federal court in employment litigation. His practice in this area includes:

  • Defense of federal discrimination claims under Title VII
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Section 1981 and Section 1983
  • State claims under the New Mexico Human Rights Act
  • Breach of contract
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Personal injury and insurance defense


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