Deron B. Knoner

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Deron B. Knoner

Deron Knoner represents individuals, corporations, and professional practice groups in commercial transactions, including banking and finance, corporate formation and governance, as well as real estate acquisition and development. He also has experience in bankruptcy law and fidelity and surety matters. Deron regularly represents clients before state and federal courts of appeals, in the licensing of intellectual property, as both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, and before the New Mexico Horse Racing Commission, Gaming Commission, and the Public Regulation Commission.

Deron served as the managing partner of Keleher & McLeod from 2018-2021. He currently serves as the managing partner of Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall New Mexico office.

Bar Admissions


New Mexico

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


University of Arizona, J.D., cum laude (1995)

University of Arizona, B.A. in Political Science (1990)

University of California, Los Angeles (1986–1987)

  • State Bar of New Mexico, member
  • State Bar of Arizona, member
  • Board of Directors for the New Mexico Natural History Museum Foundation
  • Board of Directors for the American Red Cross in New Mexico
  • Current vice-chairman of the Governing Council of the Estancia Valley Classical Academy
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the following areas:
    • Corporate Law (2024)
    • Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.