7500 Jefferson NE
Courtyard I, Ste. 106
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Welcome to McAlister Law Firm, P.C.

Attorney Jamie McAlister

Jamie grew up on a cotton farm in West Texas with seven siblings. After graduating from Plainview High School in 1978, he accepted a scholarship to play football with the New Mexico State Aggies. As the quarterback from 1979 – 1982, Jamie set the NMSU all-time record for total yardage in a career which stood for fifteen years.  Graduating with a BBA in 1983 (Management & Marketing) and MBA in 1984, he worked as an investment advisor with EF Hutton for three years before entering the University of New Mexico School of Law. Since obtaining his law degree from UNM, Jamie has enjoyed a statewide practice for the past 27 years while based in Albuquerque. 

During his early years of practice, Jamie was fortunate to work and train with some of the best firms and lawyers in the southwest. He was an associate lawyer with Keleher & McLeod as well as the Narvaez Law Firm and enjoyed an “Of-Counsel” relationship with the Eaton Law Office for many years. Having honed his skills in the areas of civil litigation, business and estate planning, Jamie opened the McAlister Law Firm in 1998. 


Jamie’s practice is unique because of the significant experience he has developed across diverse areas of the law. He has first-chaired jury trials across the state from Santa Fe to Carlsbad representing major insurance carriers and their insureds, while maintaining a thriving business and estate planning practice for business owners and families. Few lawyers in the southwest, much less New Mexico, can say they have taken hundreds of depositions AND generated hundreds of business and estate plans, simultaneously. Jamie learned early that each practice area lends invaluable assistance to the other. His litigation practice helps Jamie advise businesses and individuals on how to avoid and protect against law suits. His planning practice taught him how to support and counsel clients impacted by the emotional strain of being sued. 

Jamie met his wife Laurie at NMSU where she earned an accounting degree. They recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. Laurie, a practicing CPA, has transitioned into the firm as operations manager. They raised four children together and are now enjoying the addition of grandchildren into the family. Since becoming recent empty nesters, they have renewed their outdoor activity interests, including fishing, hiking and golfing.

Our Practice Areas

The McAlister Law Firm, P.C. provides specialized services in the following areas:

  • Complex Civil Litigation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Proceedings

  • Estate and Trust Administration

  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Trust & Estate Litigation

  • Business and Entity Formation

  • Business and Commercial Transactions