Greg Biehler is the managing partner in the Albuquerque office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the General Liability Practice. Upon entering the practice of law in 1981, Mr. Biehler joined a small business firm in Des Moines, Iowa. He specialized in complex business litigation in such fields as antitrust, trademark, securities, interference with business relations, and civil rights. In 1984, Mr. Biehler began his public service with the prosecuting attorneys’ office in Des Moines, Iowa, and then Albuquerque, New Mexico. He prosecuted major felony crimes including sexual abuse, narcotics, gambling, property, violent crimes, and murder. Since 1988, Mr. Biehler has concentrated his practice in employment related litigation, insurance defense including commercial and catastrophic injury, products liability, civil rights, professional liability, insurance coverage and first party representation. Mr. Biehler is a frequent lecturer in the areas of employment law and class action litigation. Mr. Biehler has extensive trial experience, having tried in excess of 150 jury trials.
Mr. Biehler has been handling employment claims for more than twenty years. He is well versed in both state and federal employment law. Mr. Biehler is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 100 jury trials. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to defending employment-related claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has been retained counsel for the Albuquerque Public Schools (an employer of more than 10,000 employees) for personnel matters. He regularly represents some of the largest corporations in America in defending against employment claims. He also represents governmental entities across the state of New Mexico. Those areas of employment law which he has litigated include: breach of implied and express contract, defamation, sexual harassment, sex, race, disability, national origin, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, Title VII, Section 1983, New Mexico Human Rights Act, Title IX, Title II of the Rehabilitation Act, constitutional claims for violation of rights under the First Amendment, Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the State and Federal Constitution. He has appeared in state courts across New Mexico as well as Federal District Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Biehler also represents employers before the New Mexico Human Rights Division, EEOC, and in union grievances.
Mr. Biehler has over 25 years experience defending insureds and insurance companies in New Mexico. He routinely provides advice and opinions not only as to the defense of insureds, but also the conduct of the insurer. He offers opinions relating to coverage under policies and advice as to factual investigations to determine coverage. Mr. Biehler is currently and has consistently defended first party and extra contractual claim under theories of bad faith, breach of contract, violation of the insurance and trade practices Acts. He also prepares and litigates declaratory judgment actions through intervention and separately filed actions to determine insurance coverage.
Mr. Biehler has consistently represented insurance agents for the last twenty years through out the state of New Mexico. His clients include large insurance companies as well as independent agents. In addition, Mr. Biehler has represented real estate agents in failure to disclose cases as well as accounting firms. He also has represented lawyers, law firms, nurses, physicians for professional negligence claims.
Medical Professional Liability
Mr. Biehler represents physicians, optometrists, chiropractors, nurses, and nurse practitioners for claims of medical negligence under both the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act and common law. He typically defends claims of failure to diagnose, treat and advise patients alleged to result in death, disability and enjoyment of life.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
- Labor & Employment
- Medical Malpractice
- Professional Liability
- Insurance Law
Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Iowa
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court State of New Mexico
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
- National Order of Barristers
- State Bar of New Mexico
- Defense Research Institute
- New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
Awards & Honors
- Super Lawyer® (Southwest) 2015 & 2016
- Selected by Governor Bill Richardson for State Board service 2003
- Appointed to Supreme Court to Uniform Jury Instruction Committee 2002
Drake University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1981
University of South Dakota
Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Author: “Limiting the Right to Sue: The Civil Rights Dilemma”, 33 Drake Law Review 1, 1983-1984