Dathan Weems

  • Trinity University, Cum Laude
  • UNM Law School, Cum Laude

Born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, Dathan is a fourth-generation attorney.  That said, Dathan grew up insisting he would not be a lawyer for a profession.  While at Trinity University studying Political Science, Dathan realized that, try as he might to deny it, being an attorney was exactly the job he wanted.

After graduating college and working in both nonprofit and for a dot.com start-up, Dathan attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated with awards for community service and his work in alternative dispute resolution. Now Dathan spends time at the School of Law as an adjunct professor where he teaches mediation, negotiation and client counseling

When he is not advocating for his clients, Dathan dedicates his time to uplifting our community through volunteerism. Dathan is the founder of Albuquerque Involved, a nonprofit organization that connects individuals, through service work and grants, with nonprofits in their community. He is also the Board Chair for Paws and Stripes, an organization that provides mental health services, including services to veterans, he serves on the Mayor’s Volunteer Advisory Board.

Even with all of his work and commitments, Dathan’s priority is spending time with his family.  Whether it is supporting his children’s sports and activities or finding some quiet time at home watching movies and playing board games – unless New Mexico United has a home game, because Dathan almost never misses a change to cheer “Somos Unidos.”


  • National Trial Lawyers, Diplomat
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Sustaining Member
  • American Association for Justice Member
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Practice Certification
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Advocacy Certification
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • US District Court, District of New Mexico, Admission
  • US District Court, District of Colorado, Admission
  • US District Court, District of Northern Texas, Admission
  • New Mexico State Bar Family Law Section
  • New Mexico State Bar Small and Solo Law Firm Section
  • New Mexico State Bar Trial Practice Section


  • Albuquerque Involved – Founder & Board Chairperson – ABQInvolved.org
  • Paws and Stripes – Board Chairperson – PawsAndStripes.org
  • Mayor of Albuquerque Volunteer Advisory Board
  • UNM School of Law Adjunct Professor Teaching Mediation (every semester)
  • UNM School of Law Annual ABA Negotiation Competition Coach
  • UNM School of Law Annual ABA Client Counseling Competition Coach
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee


  • Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year, Association of Fundraising Professionals of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation Future Fund
  • United Way Young Leaders Society
  • Mediation Academy Instructor, United Kingdom
  • Volunteer basketball coach
  • New Mexico Mediation Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico Leadership Academy
  • Oliver Seth Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award
  • Trinity University Albuquerque Alumni Chapter
  • Metropolitan Court Mediation Program, Volunteer Mediator

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