Dennis Manzanares – Taos Estate Planning Attorney

Dennis Manzanares |

Manzanares Law Office

(575) 758-3619

1105 Luz del Sol
Taos, NM 87571

Dennis Manzanares | Manzanares Law Office


Firm Summary

Dennis resides in the Weimer area and is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and the Knights of Columbus.

Dennis is still on active status with the USAF Auxiliary and currently serving as the Southwest Region Legal Officer and IG Chief for Northern New Mexico Area of the Civil Air Patrol. He is a former NM Commander of the NM CAP (1995-2001) and has held several regional and national offices. Dennis is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxillary.

Dennis graduated from St. Michael’s High School (Santa Fe). He then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the College of Santa Fe where his major was Teaching of the Social Sciences. He then earned his law degree (J.D.) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in May 1976. He passed the New Mexico Bar Exam in July 1976 and was admitted to the practice of law before all the courts of New Mexico. He was subsequently admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit), and the United States Supreme Court.

Legal Experience
From 1976-79, Dennis served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Albuquerque office, handling major felony trials. In 1979, he returned to Santa Fe to become General Counsel to the N.M. State Auditor and held a commission as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

Dennis completed his second round of service on the NM Supreme Court’s MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) Board. Additionally, he serves on the Board of the NM State Bar’s Solo & Small Practice Section and the Bar’s Senior Lawyer Division.