Modrall Sperling Welcomes New Associates

Abby Bannon-Schneebeck, Chandler Farnworth, Jeremy Nickell

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce that Abby Bannon-Schneebeck, Chandler Farnworth and Jeremy Nickell  have joined the firm’s Albuquerque office as associate attorneys.

Abby Bannon-Schneebeck practices in the firm’s litigation group. Her focus is predominantly on employment matters, personal injury claims, product liability cases, and commercial disputes.

A native New Mexican, Abby traveled to Texas for her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Trinity University, where she graduated magna cum laude. While in college she ran track and became an NCAA Division III All-American in the 400 meter hurdles.

While attending law school at UNM, Abby became a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the Women’s Law Caucus, received the Roehl Mock Trial Award and graduated cum laude. She worked at a variety of local firms and on the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission, assisting in drafting and passing the New Mexico Civil Rights Act.

Chandler Farnworth practices in the firm’s Natural Resources Department. She assists clients on a range of renewable energy project challenges; state and federal environmental permitting; water rights and water quality issues; and adjudicatory, rulemaking, and legislative matters.

Before joining Modrall Sperling, Chandler served as a judicial clerk for Judge J. Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. While in law school, she was twice published as a member of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and served as President of Tulane Women in Law. She also gained experience as a student attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.

Jeremy Nickell practices in the transactions and litigation groups at Modrall Sperling, focusing on matters involving real estate, tax, commercial transactions, and creditor’s rights.

Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, graduating summa cum laude, and his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to attending law school, Jeremy worked at Sandia National Labs as a financial analysis and international policy specialist.

While in law school, Jeremy served as the Air Law Symposium Managing Editor for the SMU Law Review Association. He gained valuable experience as a Judicial Intern for Judge Brenda Rhoades, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and as an extern for the Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Regional office in Dallas.