George "Dave" Giddens

George "Dave" Giddens

Founder and Managing Shareholder
Principal since 1997
Albuquerque, New Mexico

A practicing attorney since 1983, George “Dave” Giddens treats his clients with concern, compassion and exceptional legal abilities.  His achievements have been recognized by his peers throughout the legal community.  Most recently, he was named a Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy in 2013.  In addition, he’s been named a Southwest Super Lawyer in 2009, 2012-2016.  In 2011, he was named Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy by New Mexico Business Weekly.  Furthermore, Dave has consistently received the highest rating for professional abilities and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell, a legal rating service.

Outside of work Dave believes in giving back to the community.  To this end, he is active in St. Stephens’ United Methodist Church, where he is the chair of the Leadership Council, and has chaired the finance ministry and the Capital Funds Campaign.  He also enjoys playing golf, biking, watching sports (especially the KU Jayhawks) and cooking.

Areas of Practice

  • Bank Collections
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Collections
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Mediation
  • Bank Foreclosures
  • Construction Law
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Creditor Representation
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor Representation
  • Loan Workouts
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1983
  • New Mexico, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1983


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas
    • Bachelor of General Studies - 1980
    • Major: Personnel Administration

Published Works

  • The New Article 9, NBI Seminar, August, 2002
  • Do Non-Business Bankruptcies Cost Too Much?, The ABI Bankruptcy Reform Project-National Symposium Series, August 16, 1995
  • Taylor v. Freeland & Kronz and Its Progeny- Is the Bright Line Really So Bright?, Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, June, 1995
  • Successful Judgment Collections in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June, 1997
  • Complying With the Fair Debt Collections Act, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June, 1996
  • Ethical Issues in Representing Debtors and Estates, State Bar of New Mexico, Bankruptcy Law Section, February, 1996
  • Roadmap to the Bankruptcy Code, State Bar of New Mexico, Bankruptcy Law Section, Annual Convention, September, 1998
  • Foreclosure and Repossession, National Business Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2009, 2012-2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Best of the Bar/Bankruptcy by New Mexico Business Weekly, 2011
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Independent Community Bankers Association
  • Executive Association of Greater Albuquerque

Past Employment Positions

  • Behles-Giddens, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shareholder, 1992-October 1997
  • Jennie Deden Behles, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Associate, 1987 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Finance ministry and the Capital Funds Campaign, Chair
  • Rotary Club of Albuquerque