Attorney James Askew

James A. Askew

Askew & Mazel, LLC
1122 Central Ave. SW, Suite 1
Albuquerque, NM 87102

P: (505) 433-3097
F: (505) 717-1494

James A. Askew

Mr. Askew has developed a reputation as an aggressive and practical bankruptcy attorney. He has over 25 years of experience representing secured creditors, business debtors, unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees, and other parties in interest in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Askew has an active commercial and business litigation practice. Mr. Askew served as law clerk to the Honorable Stewart Rose, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Mexico from 1987-89.

Mr. Askew is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Superlawyers 2010-2017 for his expertise and experience in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Law. Mr. Askew is rated AV Preeminent, 5 out of 5, by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating.

Mr. Askew is active in both local and national professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy law issues. In 2013, he was a panel speaker at the New Mexico State Bar’s 28th Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review. Mr. Askew has been a guest speaker at the University of New Mexico School of Law and regularly lectures at continuing legal education events.

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Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Financial services
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Foreclosure, Loan Workouts, and Collection
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Loan Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions


  • University of Denver, College of Law (J.D. , 1986)
  • North Carolina State University (B.A., 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, New Mexico
  • 1996, Colorado
  • United States District Court – District of New Mexico
  • United States District Court – District of Colorado
  • 10th Circuit, Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Organizations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New Mexico State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section