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FOCUS AREAS: Probate Practice & Estate Planning

Lane Martin is an attorney with expertise and experience in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law, employment law, real estate and commercial transactions, and litigation. In recent years Lane’s probate, estate planning, and family law practice has grown to be one of the most successful in the area. He is also known as a successful mediator and guardian ad litem attorney. Lane’s family law practice is unique because it includes experience and expertise with representing families seeking to adopt a child. Lane is extremely familiar with the adoption process, both personally and professionally, and is frequently called upon to give advice to potential adoptive parents.

Lane grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico. After graduating from Carlsbad High School Lane attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. After graduating from McMurry Lane attended The University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending the University of Tulsa he was member of Phi Delta Phi and the University of Tulsa Energy Law Journal for two years. Lane graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2003 and returned to Carlsbad. He serves on numerous community boards and a variety of other organizations. He has also been a guest speaker for a variety of organizations in the area.

Lane In his spare time Lane enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and golfing. Lane and his wife, Amanda, have five children. He is a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He also attends church in Dallas, Texas, where he and his family own a home and spend a lot their time. 

Lane is available for consultations in person, by telephone, and by video conference. 


  • University of Tulsa, J.D., 2003

  • McMurry University, B.A., 1999


  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • New Mexico State Courts

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Eddy County and American Bar Associations

  • First United Methodist Church, Carlsbad, New Mexico

  • Council of School Attorneys (COSA)

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Practice Areas

  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

  • Probate and Intestate Proceedings

  • Adoptions

  • Alimony and Spousal Support Proceedings

  • Employment Law

  • Real Estate 

  • Contracts and Commercial Transactions

  • Personal Injury

  • Guardian and Conservator Proceedings

  • Education Law


  • Akins v. United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC Local 187, 2010-NMSC-31, 148 N.M. 442, 237 P.3d 744 (2010)

  • Intl. Assoc. of Firefighters v. City of Carlsbad, 2009-NMCA-097, 147 N.M. 6, 216 P.3d 256

  • Akins v. United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC Local 187, 2009-NMCA-051, 146 N.M. 237, 208 >3d 457

  • Rapid Temps, Inc. v. Lamon, 2008-NMCA-122, 144 N.M. 804, 192 P.3d 799

  • Baldonado v. El Paso Natural Gas Company, 2008-NMSC-005, 143 N.M. 288, 176 P.3d 277

  • Baldonado v. El Paso Natural Gas Company, 2008-NMCA-010, 143 N.M. 297, 176 P.3d 286


  • City of Carlsbad Mayor’s Ordinance Committee

  • Eddy County Juvenile Special Master 

  • Fifth Judicial District Judicial Selection Committees

  • New Mexico Domestic Relations Rules Committee 2012

  • Rotary Club of Carlsbad 

  • Faith Hope and Love Board of Directors

  • Leadership New Mexico Connect Program Curriculum Committee Member 2013-2017

  • Leadership New Mexico Connect Program Graduate 2012-2013

  • Board of Directors Southeastern New Mexico Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2011-2013.

  • Staff/Parish Relations Committee First United Methodist Church, 2011-2017

  • Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad

  • Executive Editor, University of Tulsa Energy Law Journal, 2002 – 2003

  • University of Tulsa Energy Law Journal, 2001 – 2002

  • Phi Delta Phi

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