Bio

Birth Date: April 22, 1940
Place of Birth: Hobbs, New Mexico

Education and Certification:

  • Primary and Secondary Education completed in Hobbs, New Mexico
  • A.A., 1960, New Mexico State University
  • B.A., 1963, University of New Mexico
  • J.D., 1966, University of New Mexico
  • Comment Editor, Natural Resources Journal, 1965-1966
  • University of New Mexico Law Journal, 1965-1966
  • Law Clerk, New Mexico State Supreme Court, 1966-1967
  • Admitted to the New Mexico State Bar Association in 1967
  • Member, Multiple New Mexico Supreme Court Committees
  • Advanced Advocacy College Faculty, 1986
  • Listed Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Major Field of Interest:

Personal Injury, Products Liability and Insurance Bad Faith

Recognized specialist in products liability, toxic torts, and trial advocacy.

Professional Experience:

Teaching:

Instructor, Paralegal Secretary Course, U.N.M. School of Law, 1975

ABA Seminar: Depositions 1983

NMTLA Seminars:

  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Settlement Negotiations and Evaluation
  • Highway Liability
  • Trial Preparation / Experts
  • Tort Law Update
  • Wrongful Death Damages
  • Exhibits in Courtroom

New Mexico Bar Association Seminar:

  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Torts on the Horizon

Publications:

  1. “Criminal Procedure – Counsel at Interrogation,” 5 Natural Resources Journal 388, 1965;
  2. “Negligence – Last Clear Chance – Inextricable Position Requirement in New Mexico,” 5 Natural Resources Journal 180, 1965.
  3. “Low Court Exhibits” – ATLA Trial

Professional Memberships:

  • Albuquerque Bar Association ( President, 1977.)
  • State Bar of New Mexico. (Chairman: Trial Practice Section, 1981-1982;
    Disciplinary Hearing Committee, 1975-; Member: Medical/Legal Liaison
    Committee, 1987-; New Mexico Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. (President, 1974-1976; Chairman, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1984-2003; Member, Board of Directors, 1988-.)
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. (Committeeman 1978-1981.)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates. (President, Albuquerque Chapter, 1987.)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy. (Project Faculty, 1989.)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. (Founding Member)
  • California Trial Lawyers Foundation
  • American Society of Safety Engineers. (Associate Member)
  • New Mexico American Inn of Court. (Master of the Bench, 1989.)
  • National Safety Council. Associate Member.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Board of Visitors – UNM School of Law
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Albuquerque Lawyers Club