Bruce joined Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. in 2004 and has been a shareholder/owner of the law firm since 2008. Bruce’s prestigious legal career began in 2003, when he received his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Immediately after graduating from law school, Bruce served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Edward L. Chávez of the New Mexico Supreme Court. After his completing his clerkship, Bruce joined this law firm in 2004. Since then Bruce has been helping injured people and their families by holding wrongdoers accountable for violations of federal and state law and other safety standards.
Bruce specializes in personal injury law, wrongful death, medical malpractice, brain injuries, construction accidents, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, and sexual abuse for those in Albuquerque and across New Mexico. Bruce’s entire practice if devoted to litigation, which includes civil appeals, civil rights violations, consumer rights and insurance bad faith. His focus is on righting wrongs against clients, whether they’re caused by negligent actions or civil rights violations.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in 1993, Bruce attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he obtained a law degree and was awarded the law school’s Dean’s Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community. Since the start of his career, Bruce has been highly regarded by his peers for his expertise in civil litigation. Since 2015, Bruce has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer. He’s also received AV®-Preeminent ™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in New Mexico. Recently, he received the 2020 Lawyer Of The Year award for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. Bruce is also named as advocate by the American Associate of Justice National College of Advocacy.
Bruce regularly speaks on government liability, insurance law, civil procedure and personal injury litigation at New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association seminars. With a passion for protecting children, he is volunteer counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc., a volunteer organization of court appointed special advocates for children in foster care. He also serves as counsel for Albuquerque SANE Collaborative, which offers sexual assault and domestic violence victims immediate, compassionate, and comprehensive medical treatment and forensic evaluation by nurse experts. Most recently, Bruce has worked with the ACLU on impact litigation to protect the public’s access to the court system throughout New Mexico. He also regularly volunteers to file amicus briefs in the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals on important issues that affect New Mexicans’ basic rights.
Bruce is just one of the many skilled, renowned, and compassionate attorneys at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. Along with the rest of the team at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C., Bruce takes the time to get to know his clients on an individual basis. This allows you to investigate your case and create an effective legal strategy to ensure your rights are upheld. He also knows that holding a negligent party accountable is an important process for many accident and crime victims, which is why he works so aggressively on your behalf. Our team is dedicated to upholding the law and ensuring our clients’ rights are respected throughout the legal process.