David B. Martinez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, PC
 | 1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: 505-343-1776
Fax: 505-344-7709
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C., David B. Martinez represents the people of Albuquerque, New Mexico in cases of personal injury, including trucking accidents, brain injury, construction accidents and wrongful death. He has 36 years of experience representing insurance companies for the first 10 years, including Farmers Insurance Group and National General Insurance Company.

    Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Martinez is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Association for Justice and the board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Martinez attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in business marketing and accounting.  He earned his Juris Doctor at University of New Mexico Law School where he was president of his law school class in 1981-82 and received the Dean's Award.  

    He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.  Mr. Martinez has also taught classes on law office management at UNM Law School and law for court reporters. With a reputation for great service and loyalty to his clients, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements throughout his long, successful career. His goal is to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered injuries at the hands of others.

    * 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
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 30%Insurance Coverage
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2009

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    About David Martinez

    Admitted: 1982, New Mexico

    Professional Webpage: https://www.osolawfirm.com/About/David-B-Martinez.shtml


    • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dean's Award, 1982
    • Super Lawyers
    • UNM Law Student Bar Association President, 1981 - 1982
    • The Best Lawyers in America – Plaintiff’s Legal Malpractice Southwest Super Lawyers
    • AV® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Manzano Day School Board of Trustees 1996-1999
    • University of New Mexico Law School, Alumni Board Member, 1984 - 2018
    • ACLU
    • Albuquerque Academy, Board of Trustees, 1987 - 1995
    • Sandia Prep School, Board of Trustees, 2001 - 2009
    • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
    • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Board of Directors
    • State Bar of New Mexico
    • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1982  
    • New Mexico, 1982

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Manzano Day School, Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2000
    • Albuquerque Academy Alumni Association, Alumni President, 1986 - 1987

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • UNM Law School, Adjunct Faculty Member, 2004 - Present
    • Law for Court Reporters, Mile High Court Reporting School, 1982 - 1984
    • Law Office Management, UNM Law School, 2004 - 2005


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

    Representative Clients:

    • National General Insurance Company, 1988-1995
    • Farmer's Insurance Group, 1982-1995

    Educational Background:

    • University of New Mexico School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1982
    • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration, Major: Business - Accounting and Marketing, 1978
    • Albuquerque Academy, 1974
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    Office Location for David B. Martinez

    1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
    Albuquerque, NM 87104

    Phone: 505-343-1776

    Fax: 505-344-7709

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