David Freedman and Joe Goldberg named in Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for 2018 in their fields.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward PA attorney, David Freedman, was once again named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2018, for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: General Practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward PA attorney, Joe Goldberg, was once again named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2018, for Antitrust Litigation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Vincent J. Ward speaks about his client, Chelsea Manning, at Albuquerque Lawyers Club

On January 3, 2018, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. lawyer, Vincent J. Ward gave a thoughtful lecture to members and guests at the Albuquerque Lawyers Club monthly meeting. His topic was his representation of Ms. Chelsea Manning in her appeal to the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Ward also represented Ms. Manning in her successful petition for clemency granted by President Obama. Ward discussed the issues relating to whistleblowers in general and the need for increased protection for military members who take the steps to expose government wrongdoing.

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Firm Listed Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms for 2018.  The firm was recognized as a top law firm in eleven practice areas: antitrust law, commercial litigation, criminal defense: general practice, criminal defense: white collar, employment law, litigation – antitrust, litigation – banking & finance, first amendment law, litigation – intellectual property, litigation – securities, and civil rights law.

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Firm files police brutality lawsuit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. recently filed a lawsuit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office alleging that the Sheriff’s Office and its deputies unlawfully applied excessive force during an encounter with the firm’s client at his home.  The lawsuit was discussed on the KRQE, Channel 13 news, which can be seen here.

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Vincent J. Ward speaks at the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers

Vincent J. Ward was a featured speaker at the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s “Suppress It: Fourth Amendment, Eyewitness ID, and Ethics” presentation on December 8, 2017.  Ward spoke regarding government surveillance and its interaction with the Fourth Amendment.  Ward currently serves as counsel for Army Whistleblower Chelsea Manning during the appeal of her conviction in the military courts.

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Firm sues New Mexico State Police for excessive force

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorneys David H. Urias and Jeremy D. Farris recently filed an excessive force lawsuit against the New Mexico State Police and several of its officers on behalf of a man that was beaten with a police baton while peacefully attending a protest.  Trenton Ward, the firm’s client, is a University of New Mexico Student, and was protesting Milo Yiannaopoulos’s January 27, 2017 appearance at the University during his interaction with the New Mexico State Police.  More information regarding the lawsuit can be found in the Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

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FBD Law prevails against U.S. Department of Energy in attempt to strip scientist of his security clearance

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney Vincent J. Ward successfully represented a scientist who had lost his security clearance. After the hearing, the Department of Energy restored his clearance.

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Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. lawyers were successful in obtaining Presidential clemency for their client, Chelsea Manning, which reduced her sentence from 35 years to 7 years and resulted in her release and continue to represent Ms. Manning in the underlying appeal of her conviction in the military courts.