David Houliston

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Law Offices of David M. Houliston
 | 7500 Jefferson NE, Suite 107
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-247-1223
Fax: 505-214-5204
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

David M. Houliston represents the rights of people in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, products liability (including hip replacement claims), insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, construction site accidents, trucking litigation and construction defect.

In 1983 Mr. Houliston received his Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and finance from New Mexico State University. Graduate school was the next step to further his business studies, but after a year there, Mr. Houliston decided to pursue a career in law. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 1987 with his Juris Doctor.

During his legal career, Mr. Houliston worked for multi-national insurance carriers and large corporations, defending them against insurance claims. He now uses that knowledge and experience to help injured victims obtain the financial compensation that they need in order to move forward with their lives. People who are injured through the negligence of another often face many challenges, and Mr. Houliston acts as a compassionate advocate on their behalf.

Mr. Houliston has handled over 120 cases that went to trial, and he is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Furthermore, his superior legal skills and adherence to ethics have earned him the highest rating possible of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell.

A former member of the board for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association & Foundation, Mr. Houliston is sought after as a lecturer and he often conducts presentations on trial tactics and techniques. When he is not involved in the legal community, Mr. Houliston enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, coaching and cooking.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%)

Personal Injury - Products (30%)

Insurance Coverage (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About David Houliston

Admitted: 1987, New Mexico


  • "AV" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Popejoy and Leach Scholarship – UNM Law School (highest entering LSAT score)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
  • New Mexico State Bar, 1987

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Trial Tactics and Techniques

Educational Background:

  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, B.B.A. in Economics/Finance, 1983

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Board Of Directors
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Office Location for David Houliston

7500 Jefferson NE
Suite 107
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: 505-247-1223

Fax: 505-214-5204

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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