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Bruce E. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Bruce Thompson Law Firm, P.C.
4801 All Saints Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 505-999-2001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

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 ranging from government liability, insurance law, civil procedure and personal injury litigation at NMTLA seminars.

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

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

About Bruce E. Thompson

First Admitted: 2003, New Mexico

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Counsel for Albuquerque CASA, Inc. Counsel for Albuquerque SANE Collaborative  

Honors/Awards

  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Rivera v. American General Financial Services, Inc., 2011-NMSC-033, 150 N.M. 398, 259 P.3d 803, 2011
  • Fraire v. Belen Consol. Sch. Dist., 2016 N.M. App. Unpub. LEXIS 340, 2016
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Office Location for Bruce E. Thompson

4801 All Saints Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: 505-999-2001

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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