After receiving his undergraduate degree in 1974 from the University of Nebraska, Gregory Chase graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1977 and began his legal career with the New Mexico Public Defender Department.
In 1980, he began his civil practice when he joined the firm of Miller Stratvert. In 2003, he left that firm and today he focuses on civil trial work as a partner with Shapiro Bettinger Chase, a three-member firm. Since 1980, Chase has tried more than 50 civil jury trials and more than 25 non-jury trials in state and federal courts across New Mexico. In addition, he has participated in more than 200 administrative hearings.
In 1993, the New Mexico Supreme Court appointed Chase to the Disciplinary Board, where he volunteered from 1993 to 1998, acting as vice-chair from 1997 to 1998. The Disciplinary Board is responsible for investigating complaints against lawyers and prosecuting attorneys for ethical violations of the Code of Professional Conduct. He is still called upon from time to time to act as a reviewing officer, a hearing officer and assistant bar counsel for the Disciplinary Board.
Chase is an AV rated attorney. Since 2001, he has been listed in the respected directory of the Best Lawyers in America. In 2005, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico School of Law since 2003 where he teaches trial practice. In 2007 and 2008, he was identified as one of the top 25 lawyers in New Mexico by Southwest Super Lawyers.