Bruce E. Thompson

Bruce E. Thompson

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bruce Thompson joined the firm in 2004, after serving as a judicial law clerk at the New Mexico Supreme Court. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance litigation. Bruce is a regular speaker at NMTLA seminars on insurance law, evidence, government liability, and other aspects of personal injury litigation. He has also served as program chair for the NMTLA annual Tort Update CLE since 2011.

Bruce is proud to volunteer as counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc., which provides dedicated court appointed advocates to speak up for children who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2004

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Consumer Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2003


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 2003
  • St. John’s College, Santa Fe
    • B.A. - 1993

Representative Cases

  • Rivera v. American General Financial Services, Inc., 2011-NMSC-033, 150 N.M. 398, 259 P.3d 803
  • Fraire v. Belen Consolidated Public Schools, 2016 N.M. App. Unpub. LEXIS 340

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent ™ peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers - New Mexico
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 - 2013
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2015 – present
  • Fellow, ABOTA National Trial College
  • Advocate, AAJ National College of Advocacy
  • Julia Raymond McCulloch Memorial Award for Scholarship in Constitutional Law, 2003 - Present
  • University of New Mexico Law School Dean’s Award, 2003 - Present
  • Don G. McCormick Writing Prize, 2003 - Present
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community, 2003 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ), Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Association (NMTLA), Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • New Mexico Supreme Court, Law Clerk
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal, State Appeals Editor, State Appeals Editor , 2005 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc
  • Counsel for Albuquerque SANE Collaborative


  • English