Esquire of the Year

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Thomas S. Deans Esquire of the Year honors Driven by his desire to achieve positive change and his love of political science, Mr. Deans decided to dedicate his career to law. He started his journey by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in 1968 and a JD cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1973,

after which he joined the Minnesota State Senate as Senate Counsel for five years and represented the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Education Finance Subcommittee.

He thereafter became an attorney at Peterson, Popovich, Knutson & Flynn in 1978. In 1986, he was promoted to vice president of the firm, which became Knutson, Flynn & Deans. Now recognized for almost four and a half decades of invaluable contributions, Mr. Deans currently parlays his knowledge into his role as president of Knutson Flynn & Deans, which he has held since 2012. His major areas of practice have concentrated in the fields of school law, school finance and election law, and he has served as Bond Counsel for hundreds of Minnesota school district municipal bond and finance transactions.

In order to keep abreast of changes in the field, Mr. Deans affiliates himself with the American, Minnesota and Dakota County Bar Associations, the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, the Minnesota School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys (Vice-President 1992-1994; President 1994-1996). He also used his talents to serve as a representative for the Minnesota School Boards Association at the Minnesota Legislature for 33 years. Throughout his career, Mr. Deans has been recognized many times for his efforts, including being designated as a Super Lawyer in 2003 and earning the Associate Leaders Award from the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials in 2014. He has also been included in three issues of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, one edition of Who’s Who in the World, and nine volumes of Who’s Who in American Law. Looking ahead, Mr. Deans intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.

June 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ withe The Esquire of the Year Award.


Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ brings a life long dedication and understanding of the Law that few understand and even fewer possess. He has more than 49 years experience in Criminal Defense , Medical Malpractice,  Product Liability and Personal injury Law. And He brings that all to the table for full use to his clients at Crutchfield ESQ. 

A long time distinguished member of the New Mexico Bar association and a prominent attorney in NM, Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ is regarded in the top 10 trial lawyers for his unparalleled work in criminal , personal injury law and medical malpractice law. As a former managing partner of Templeman and Crutchfield in Lovington NM , Mr. Crutchfield established his reputation as an aggressive trial lawyer. He credits his private sector success from the experience gained in his work in the federal and military sectors. And his early experience as deputy counsel for the Governor of the great state of Texas. 

Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ is highly regarded both by his peers as well as his past and present clients for his work both inside and outside of the courtroom. On countless occasions, he has successfully argued his clients’ cases to trial and appellate Judges and juries leading to significant and statisticaly more positive outcomes than the majority of  his peers.


Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern New Mexico University in 1968 


A JD from the University of Texas in 1971. 

He was admitted to the Bar of Texas

The U.S. Court of Military Appeals. 

Later, he was admitted to the Bar of New Mexico, 

The District Court of New Mexico 

The Tenth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ has remained a figure of prominence in his professional community through his affiliations with the New Mexico Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ intends on continuing to  provide unparalleled legal counsel in the Lovington NM area.

Mr. Crutchfield admits that he is most gratified when he is able to deliver on his promises to his clients.


A Full list of Mr Carl Barry Crutchfield ESQ experience is listed below :

Law School Attended

University of Texas School of Law
Class of 1971

University Attended

Eastern New Mexico University
Class of 1968
with honors


Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps, 1971-1974

Associations & Memberships

Lea County Bar Association


State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners, 1991-1993)


State Bar of Texas


The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate, 1990—).

Bar Fellowship

New Mexico Bar Foundation.

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