Michael L. Carrico
“Mike has 25 years of litigation experience in a wide variety of areas including civil rights, discrimination, education law, and contracts disputes. ”
Mike Carrico has a broad-based litigation practice, with over 25 years of litigation experience in a wide variety of areas including civil rights, employment, education law, construction law, consumer protection, and contract disputes.
Mike has represented post-secondary educational institutions, public school districts, public charter schools and private schools, as well as individual school employees. Representation includes litigation in administrative tribunals, and state and federal courts, as well as consultation regarding student civil rights matters, the development of school policies and procedures and related school law issues.
In employment law, Mike represents both employers and employees in disputes involving employment contracts, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, whistleblower claims, non-compete agreements, and a multitude of other employment matters. Mike’s employment law practice also involves advising both public and private employers regarding personnel policies, employee discipline, disability accommodations and similar matters.
Mike’s commercial litigation practice focuses on contract disputes and construction claims
Before law school, Mike worked as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry.
Mike is avid cyclist. He commutes to work via bike, and on weekends can be found road biking or mountain biking.
Community & Public Involvement
Mike is an active member in Christian Legal Aid, serving both on the board and as a volunteer. Christian Legal Aid provides pro bono services for the homeless. Through Christian Legal Aid, Mike has been given the opportunity to expand his legal horizons to an occasional landlord-tenant dispute, social security benefits issues, minor criminal matters, and a variety of other needs faced by the homeless.
Mike has served as an adjunct professor for the UNM Department of Education, teaching a class on School Law.
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