Barry Klopfer earned his B.A. degree in anthropology from Antioch College in 1997, and his J.D. degree from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law in 2003. While in law school, Mr. Klopfer clerked for the Hon. Bonnie Wittner, Supreme Court (New York County), participated in CUNY’s highly ranked Criminal Defenders clinic, and having received the Bruce Wright Fellowship for Police Brutality, Mr. Klopfer interned for Eliot Spitzer, then New York State Attorney General, in his administration’s Civil Rights Bureau.
For several years Mr. Klopfer worked as a New Mexico prosecutor and as a public defender. And afterwards Mr. Klopfer worked with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, performing primarily labor and employment law.
In 2011 Mr. Klopfer started his law practice. Mr. Klopfer believed that in starting his own practice, he can be more effective in helping ordinary people and businesses deal with a variety of legal issues.
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA); New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA); American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU); Gallup/McKinley County Chamber of Commerce.
Supreme Court of the United States — 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit — 2007
U.S. District Court of New Mexico — 2007
Zuni Pueblo — 2016
Navajo Nation — 2007
New Mexico — 2004
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Melissa Lee joined the Law Office of Barry Klopfer P.C. in 2015 and is Mr. Klopfer’s Legal Secretary. Gallup is Melissa’s hometown, however, she has also lived on the Navajo Nation. When you call the office you will probably be speaking with Melissa. So if you or a loved one has been in a serious accident, or your employer on the Navajo Nation is harassing you or has terminated you, or if you have been charged with DWI or another criminal matter, call our law office in Downtown Gallup at (505) 722-9331.