Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Languages: English, Spanish


University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1978)
University of New Mexico (J.D., 1982)

Practice Areas

Plaintiff Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Legal Malpractice
Insurance Litigation

Bar Qualifications

State Bar of New Mexico (since 1982)
U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

Awards and Distinctions

UNM Law School Dean’s Award, 1982
AV® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell


State Bar of New Mexico
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA) Board of Directors
American Associaton of Justice (AAJ)
UNM Law School Board
Sandia Prep School Board
Albuquerque Academy Alumni Association
(Alumni President, 1986-1987)
Albuquerque Academy Board of Trustees, 1987-1995
UNM Law School Student Bar Association, 1979-1982
(President, 1981-1982)
Manzano Day School Board, 1996-1999
UNM Law School Adjunct Faculty Member, since 2004

Reported Cases

Brunacini v. Kavanaugh, 869 P.2d 821,
117 N.M. 122 (1993)
Montoya v. Mentor Corp., 122 N.M. 2,
919 P.2d 410 (Ct. App. 1996)
Roux v. Lovelace Health System, Inc.,
947 F.Supp. 1534 (D.N.M. 1996)

David B. MartinezDavid Martinez joined the firm in 1993. He has 32 years of experience in civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.Since 1983, David has been active at the Albuquerque Academy, his alma mater. He served for eight years as a member of the Albuquerque Academy Board of Trustees and as President of the Alumni Association. David has also served on the Alumni Board of the UNM Law School for 24 years, the Board of Trustees at Manzano Day School for 3 years, and the Board of Trustees at Sandia Preparatory School for 6 years.

Over the course of his career, David has earned a reputation for loyalty and service to his clients. He has been rated A-V by the other lawyers in the community for exercising the highest professional and ethical standards among attorneys. He is a regular speaker at seminars on civil trials, personal injury, and legal malpractice.

Presently, David’s practice concentrates on accident cases, premises liability, legal malpractice and insurance claims, particularly bad faith.