Nance, Pato & Stout is a dynamic, full-service law firm that is dedicated to providing its clients with accurate, timely, and result-oriented legal advice and representation. We focus on serving local governments, and our firm has the highest concentration of Board Certified Local Government Law practitioners in the State of New Mexico. We offer experience and expertise in a broad range of areas in both civil and criminal law, and adhere to the highest standards of legal excellence and the highest standards of service. We use our knowledge and experience constructively to anticipate developments, to identify opportunities and to bring new and innovative ideas to our clients. We welcome the opportunity to provide clear and practical advice to help you achieve your objectives in a sensible and cost-effective manner.

We are humbled to include among our clients four New Mexico counties and one municipality.

We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.


We have extensive experience in serving local governmental entities, and focus our practice on those areas that are essential to effectively serve our local government clients.