Ryan M. Walters

Ryan M. Walters

rwalters@lrrc.com vCard
505.764.5434 office
505.764.5467 fax
201 Third Street NW
Suite 1950
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Mr. Walters is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group, focusing on complex civil litigation, real estate disputes, defense of financial institutions, and personal injury defense.

Mr. Walters has second-chaired a five-day construction defect arbitration and a six-day jury trial defending a financial institution for alleged mishandling of accounts. He has drafted and argued numerous pre-trial and post-trial motions addressing dispositive matters, discovery issues, and other substantive or procedural disputes. Mr. Walters manages discovery, including drafting written discovery requests, drafting written discovery responses, and taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses. Mr. Walters also provides general advice and litigation representation for small to medium-size businesses.

Before joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Mr. Walters served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge James O. Browning of the District of New Mexico.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Young Professionals of Albuquerque
  • H Vearle Payne American Inn of Court


  • Author, "When Can You Shoot the Messenger? Understanding the Legal Protections for Entities Providing Information on Business Products and Services in the Digital Age," 96 Or. L. Rev., (2017)
  • Author, "Provoking Preemption: Why State Laws Protecting the Right to a Union Secret Ballot Election Are Preempted by the NLRA," 52 Santa Clara L. Rev., (2012)
  • Comment, "Raise It or Waive It? Addressing the Federal and State Split in Authority on Whether a Conviction Under an Unconstitutional Statute is a Jurisdictional Defect," 62 Baylor L. Rev. 909, (2010)
  • Comment, "Worth the Toll? The Dormant Commerce Clause's Effect on Statutory Tolling Based on a Defendant's Absence from the State in Texas and Other States," 62 Baylor L. Rev. 628, (2010)

Other Info


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2011
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 2013
Texas, 2011