Bruce E. Thompson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bruce Thompson Law Firm, P.C.
Bruce E. Thompson
Bruce Thompson Law Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 2003

Education: The University of New Mexico School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
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Bruce Thompson Law Firm, P.C.

4801 All Saints Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120 Visit website


Since 2004, Bruce E. Thompson has been helping injured people and their families by holding wrongdoers accountable for violations of federal and state law and other safety standards. Bruce currently handles cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction accidents, brain injury, trucking accidents and sexual abuse, in cases across New Mexico. 

Bruce's entire practice is devoted to civil litigation to vindicate the rights of those injured or killed by negligence. A member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Association of Justice and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Association, Bruce is admitted to practice in New Mexico and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating. He is a Fellow of the ABOTA National Trial College. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in 1993, Bruce attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and obtained a J.D. in 2003. He was awarded the law school’s Dean’s Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community, and he is named as an advocate by the American Association of Justice National College of Advocacy.

For over a decade, Bruce has been co-chair of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Annual Tort Update. He regularly speaks on topics including government liability, insurance law, civil procedure and personal injury litigation at NMTLA seminars.

Bruce is volunteer counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc., which 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.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2003, New Mexico

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono general counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, court-appointed special advocates for children who've been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system.
  • AV® Preeminent ™ peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America for work in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, since 2013
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 - 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Association (NMTLA), Board Member
  • Fellow, ABOTA National Trial College

  • University of New Mexico Law School Dean’s Award, 2003 - Present
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2003
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Julia Raymond McCulloch Memorial Award for Scholarship in Constitutional Law, 2003 - Present
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community, 2003 - Present
  • Chair, NMTLA annual Tort Update CLE since 2011.
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Advocate, AAJ National College of Advocacy
  • Don G. McCormick Writing Prize, 2003 - Present
  • New Mexico, 2003
Educational Background:
  • St. John’s College, Santa Fe, B.A., 1993
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, 2003
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Rivera v. American General Financial Services, Inc., 2011-NMSC-033, 150 N.M. 398, 259 P.3d 803 (striking down one-sided arbitration provision in auto loan contract as substantively unconscionable)., 2011
  • Fraire v. Belen Consol. Sch. Dist., No. 33,964, 2016 WL 6774266 (N.M. Ct. App. Oct. 6, 2016) (holding that a jury could reasonably conclude that the School District breached its duty of care to Plaintiff in failing to act to prevent an attack by one student against another, and that the school's omissions could have contributed to Plaintiff's injuries, reversing the district court's grant of summary judgment and allowing the claim to proceed under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act)., 2016
  • Wilson v. Berger Briggs Real Est. & Ins., Inc., 2021-NMCA-054, 497 P.3d 654 (holding that an insured's claims for negligent failure to procure liability coverage, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair trade practices are commercial tort claims and can be assignable, even though the underlying liability claim against the insured involved personal injury). , 2021

Office location for Bruce E. Thompson

4801 All Saints Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: 505-349-0694


10 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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