Daymon B. Ely

Top rated Professional Liability attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Law Office of Daymon B. Ely
Daymon B. Ely
Law Office of Daymon B. Ely

Practice Areas: Professional Liability, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1982

Education: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2024

Law Office of Daymon B. Ely

1228 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 Visit website


Daymon B. Ely, based in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico, runs his own law practice and is a seasoned attorney committed to simplifying legal concepts for his clients. Personal injuries and legal malpractice have shaped his legal career since 1984. His cases encompass various legal matters, including suing other lawyers for malpractice, dealing with health care provider limitations, addressing defamation and handling the discovery of insurance policies. 

Renowned in the legal realm, Mr. Ely has reshaped New Mexico’s legal landscape, securing an outstanding track record of 24 decisions from the state’s appellate courts, all in dedicated support of plaintiffs. Skillfully humanizing legal challenges, he transforms complexities into clear victories. Throughout his illustrious career, he consistently left an indelible mark on New Mexico’s legal arena, epitomizing leadership, advocacy and a profound commitment to community welfare.

A history graduate of  Arizona State University, Mr. Ely acquired his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 1982. He is licensed to practice in both New Mexico and Arizona. A community leader and legal professional, he has served as the co-state director of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and president of the Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of New Mexico. He was also active on the Women’s Community Association, Corrales Clean Air Task Force, Sandoval County Health Commons and Tricklock Company boards.

Community service remains a cornerstone of Mr. Ely’s professional ethos. Beyond his legal practice, he has been an elected official, serving as a Sandoval County Commissioner and currently a member of the State House of Representatives. He was pivotal in creating the State Ethics Commission and altering the Conservator/Guardianship and Medical Malpractice Act statutes. At a free legal clinic in Albuquerque’s South Valley, he helped over 250 people with a translator. His AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell attests to his legal competence and professionalism.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 80% Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1982, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Women’s Community Association
  • Tricklock Theatre Company
  • Sandoval County Health Association
  • Corrales Clean Air Task Force
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Chief Editor of the Trial Lawyers’ Journal
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-State Director of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • President of the Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of New Mexico
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • National award for public justice achievement, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Super Lawyers Rated, 2008 – 2009 and from 2011 – Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed in both New Mexico and Arizona

Office location for Daymon B. Ely

1228 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-596-9921


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2024

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