David B. Martinez

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C.
David B. Martinez
Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1982

Education: The University of New Mexico School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2021 - 2023
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Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C.

1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104 Visit website


A partner at Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, 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 41 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1982, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.osolawfirm.com/attorneys/david-b-martinez/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • ACLU
  • New Mexico, 1982
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Board of Directors
  • Albuquerque Academy, Board of Trustees, 1987 - 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1982  
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Sandia Prep School, Board of Trustees, 2001 - 2009
  • Manzano Day School Board of Trustees 1996-1999
  • University of New Mexico Law School, Alumni Board Member, 1984 - 2018
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Manzano Day School, Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2000
  • Albuquerque Academy Alumni Association, Alumni President, 1986 - 1987
  • AV® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Plaintiff’s Legal Malpractice Southwest Super Lawyers
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dean's Award, 1982
  • UNM Law Student Bar Association President, 1981 - 1982
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law Office Management, UNM Law School, 2004 - 2005
  • Law for Court Reporters, Mile High Court Reporting School, 1982 - 1984
  • UNM Law School, Adjunct Faculty Member, 2004 - Present
Representative Clients:
  • National General Insurance Company, 1988-1995
  • Farmer's Insurance Group, 1982-1995
  • Brunacini v. Kavanaugh, 869 P.2d 821,, 117 N.M. 122 (1993)
  • 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)
Educational Background:
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration, Major: Business - Accounting and Marketing, 1978
  • University of New Mexico School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1982
  • Albuquerque Academy, 1974

Office location for David B. Martinez

1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 505-343-1776


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009, 2021 - 2023

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