Shawn S. Cummings

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Shawn S. Cummings Attorney

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Shawn Cummings is an experienced litigation attorney with Mayer LLP in our Albuquerque, New Mexico office.  Shawn attended college at the University of New Mexico where he obtained a B.A. in political science.  Shawn graduated from the UNM School of Law in 2008 and has been practicing law in New Mexico ever since. 

Prior to law school, Shawn worked as an insurance agent for several years.  Shawn has extensive experience as a civil defense attorney, but also worked for several years representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, including catastrophic and wrongful death cases.  In his career as an attorney representing both plaintiffs and defendants, he has spent time focusing on insurance coverage and was named a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2016 and 2018 in the area of insurance coverage.  He also served as the General Counsel of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions after being appointed by the Governor of New Mexico. 

In his spare time, Shawn enjoys spending time with his children.  Shawn is also a marathon runner and ultra-marathon runner and has finished numerous races across the country including finishes at Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, El Paso, San Francisco, Aspen, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Valles Caldera, Jemez, Albuquerque, and Leadville.     


  • Litigation


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science, 2004

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star, Insurance Coverage, 2016,2018

Professional Activities

  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association