The recipient of a bachelor’s in history and philosophy from the University of Texas, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil earned a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, before relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon arriving in Albuquerque, attorney Geoffrey Scovil began working for the New Mexico Public Defender Department and, in 1998, opened his own practice, which he continues to manage today.
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 draws on his interest and ability in legal research and writing to determine instances in which defendants have had their constitutional rights violated through errors such as illegal sentencing or ineffective assistance of counsel.
Beyond his pursuits as an attorney, Geoff Scovil supports a variety of organizations, including Emerge New Mexico, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, and the Animal Humane Association.