Dan E. Gershon

Dan GershonShareholder/Director

Dan Gershon has been practicing as an attorney in New Mexico since 1986. Prior to associating with Sheehan & Sheehan in 2012, Mr. Gershon was employed at the New Mexico Department of Transportation from 2000 to 2012 where he served as Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel at the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Mr. Gershon had an active litigation practice, involving all phases of litigation, with regard to construction claims, bid protests, claims against utility companies, eminent domain, regulatory takings, water law, quiet title, and torts. Mr. Gershon was also responsible for serving as lead counsel on a wide variety of issues relating to highway construction, contracts and procurement, Inspection of Public Records Act requests, Open Meetings Act issues, Indian tax issues, federal regulations and compliance, drafting of contracts, rulemaking, bond and finance issues, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, drafting of legislation and regulations, and railroad matters.

Prior to joining the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Mr. Gershon was in private practice with an active litigation practice involving insurance defense litigation, torts, defense of police civil rights claims, antitrust, oil and gas litigation, and breach of contracts.

Representative Cases:

  • Piedra, Inc. v. New Mexico State Transportation Commission, 144 NM 382, 188 P3d 106 (Ct. App. 2008)
  • James Hamilton Construction Company, Inc. v. New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico Court of Appeals Case #28,751 (2008)
  • New Mexico Department of Transportation v. Qwest Corp., First Judicial District Court Cause No. D-101-CV-2003-01961
  • Leafland Group-II, Montgomery Towers Ltd. Partnership v. Insurance Co. of North America, 118 N.M. 281, 881 P.2d 26 (1994)
  • Peterson v. Northern Home Care, 1996-NMCA-030, 121 N.M. 439, 912 P.2d 831

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Construction Law
  • 15% Government Contracts
  • 15% Eminent Domain

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1987
  • Colorado, 1988 (currently inactive status)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1987


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D. – 1986
    • Winner of University of Denver College of Law Barrister’s Cup (Moot Court) Competition
    • Member of University of Denver College of Law Barristers Cup Team
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, B.A. – 1981, Majors: Journalism and History

Past Employment Positions

  • Baca, Coryell, Gershon & Hall, P.A., Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Compton, Coryell, Hickey & Ives, P.A., Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyers Referral Project for the Elderly