James (Jim) M. Maddox

James M. Maddox photoProfessional Experience

Mr. Maddox founded the firm in 1970 with his brother (Don Maddox – who was appointed as a District Judge in the Fifth Judicial District in New Mexico in 2000 and retired in 2010). Mr. Maddox has an active business practice that includes work in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust law, banking, real estate and business entities (including an active merger and acquisition practice). A significant portion of Mr. Maddox’s practice is related to advising family owned businesses and their owners.

Mr. Maddox was admitted to practice law in Tennessee in 1969 and in New Mexico in 1970. In 1974, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Jim Maddox graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1966 with a B.S. in Business Administration. In 1969, he received a law degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

Professional Activities

Mr. Maddox is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and currently serves on the Board of Regents of the College. He also currently serves on the following ACTEC committees: Charitable Planning, Membership Selection and Audit (Chair). He served as the State Chair for ACTEC in New Mexico from 2006-2011. Mr. Maddox has served as Chancellor (General Counsel) to the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served as President of the Lea County, NM Bar Association. Mr. Maddox has been selected by his peers to appear in The Best Lawyers in America beginning with the 2005-2006 edition and all subsequent editions. From 1973 until 1975, Mr. Maddox served as the Judge Advocate General of the New Mexico Army National Guard.

Mr. Maddox has lectured on the issues related to estate planning and business planning to professional and lay audiences.

Civic Activities

Mr. Maddox currently serves as Chairman of the Trust Committee of the Endowment Trust Fund for the Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is an officer and director of a family foundation in Hobbs (J. F Maddox Foundation). In the past, he has served as president and board member of the New Mexico Methodist Foundation, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Lea County. He also has served as a board member and campaign chair for United Way of Lea County. In addition, he has been active in his local church, First United Methodist Church of Hobbs, serving on and chairing numerous committees. He was the co-recipient (with his brother, Don) of the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award from Leadership New Mexico.

Email and Telephone Extension

Mr. Maddox can be reached via e-mail at jmaddox@hobbsnmlaw.com and via telephone at (575) 393-0505 ext. 109. You may also contact Donna Hunter at (575) 393-0505.