About the WSBC President

2018 WSBC President Drew Cloutier

          Drew Cloutier is a partner at Hinkle Shanor LLP in its Roswell, New Mexico office.  Drew specializes in commercial trial and transactional work, specializing in representing clients in the oil and gas industry.  Drew was President of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2013.  He has been active in many other bar-related activities including:  Client Protection Fund, a review and hearing officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board, and the Supreme Court of New Mexico’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee.  Drew is also active in various community activities—he is serving as President as the Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America and as volunteer counsel to the Chaves County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program.  To fill some of their spare time as empty-nesters, Drew and his wife Carrie-Leigh are trained assistance dogs handlers and are the primary handlers of Zia, a black lab who specializes in comforting children alleged to be abused and neglected while testifying in court or while in forensic interviews.