Paul Hibner - Attorney at Law
Paul Darby Hibner was born and raised in Southern New Mexico, and attended New Mexico State University ("NMSU"), for his undergraduate studies. While at NMSU, Mr. Hibner served for two semesters as the Executive Director of Public Relations for the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, where he worked to promote NMSU activities and involvement to students, donors, and the local community. Mr. Hibner graduated with University High Honors from New Mexico State University in December of 2007.
Mr. Hibner attended New York University ("NYU") for his Diploma in Paralegal Studies, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2009. Shortly after graduating, Mr. Hibner moved back to New Mexico, and began working for Mr. Furth as a paralegal and teacher's assistant for Consumer Law, the class Mr. Furth teaches at NMSU.
Mr. Hibner attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in December of 2015, and graduating as the top ranked student of the Class of 2016. During his tenure at UNM, Mr. Hibner maintained the top GPA of his class in each semester, was a member of UNM’s National Mock Trial Team, and was the project lead for the El Centro Wage Theft Project at UNM’s Law Clinic in the Summer of 2015. During his term at UNM’s Law Clinic, Mr. Hibner also re-wrote the manuals for the Wage Theft Project, and created the briefing and discovery templates clinic students use to prosecute wage theft cases for low-income New Mexico residents.
Honors and Awards
CALI Awards for Excellence in: Civil Procedure I; Civil Procedure II; Constitutional Law; Constitutional Rights; Contracts; Criminal Law; Employment Discrimination; Evidence & Trial Practice; International Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Property Law; Small Business Issues; Supreme Court Decision Making.
Salazar Prize: awarded to the student who maintains the highest cumulative grade point average at the end of the second year of law school.
Daniels Diploma: awarded to the student who, by scholarship, conduct and character, has demonstrated evidence of the greatest promise upon graduation. Will generally be awarded to the student who graduates as the top ranking student in his or her class over their three consecutive years of legal studies at the UNM School of Law.
West Book Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
LexisNexis Award for Highest Academic Achievement
University of New Mexico School of Law Student Bar Association Award for Most Likely To Achieve The Most Success
Areas of Practice