Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is a lawyer, landlord, husband, dad, baseball coach, sports lover, reader, cyclist, hiker, concert-goer and friend to many. He was born in Michigan and adopted by his parents a few months later. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where they first lived on the campus of Texas Christian University. As a result, the TCU Horned Frogs will always have his loyalty, though he is also now a proud UNM Lobo fan.
Geoff earned his bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the University of Texas, then after dabbling with the idea of a master’s degree in history, he instead headed north to the Great Lakes region from where his family hailed and home of his favorite football and baseball teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. For the next three years, Geoff played lots of golf, ate lots of Italian food, spent quality time with his grandmother and studied a little law. He earned his juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and immediately abandoned the grey skies and bitter cold of Cleveland, Ohio to settle down in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which he has happily made his home. Attorney Geoffrey Scovil began working for the New Mexico Public Defender Department where he met his wife, and, in 1998, opened his own practice, which he continues to manage today.
Representing those who have been unfortunate in their lives, and those who have hit hard times has always been a passion of Geoff’s. Although he has a private law firm, he remains committed to the important work of the public defender department. Throughout his career, he has handled a variety of cases, ranging in severity from minor misdemeanors to murder and conspiracy charges. As of late, he has focused his practice on habeas corpus cases. He investigates post-conviction cases where errors in trial or sentencing occurred to identify and challenge constitutional rights violations.
Beyond his pursuits as an attorney, Geoff Scovil supports a variety of organizations, including Emerge New Mexico and North Valley Little League.