Dusti Harvey

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC
Dusti Harvey
Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Health Care, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1996

Education: The University of New Mexico School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC

9202 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 Visit website


The principal attorney at the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, Dusti Harvey focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on nursing home abuse and neglect. Based in Albuquerque, she provides representation to clients throughout New Mexico who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice before all New Mexico state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, Ms. Harvey has earned an excellent reputation among her colleagues for the high quality of her work and her superb ethics, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to her nursing home caseload, Ms. Harvey's litigation experience has included matters arising out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, railroad accidents, premises liability, and defective medical devices and other products. She has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of her clients, and her background also encompasses toxic torts. Prior to becoming a plaintiff's attorney, Ms. Harvey was associated with a defense firm, representing insurance companies in medical malpractice and other civil lawsuits. She was also in-house counsel for a large health care provider for several years.

Ms. Harvey is frequently asked to deliver presentations on nursing home litigation and other topics related to her practice areas before professional and civic groups. Her affiliations have included the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Ms. Harvey is a 1992 graduate of The University of New Mexico, and she was an editor on the New Mexico Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor by The University of New Mexico School of Law in 1996.

*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, Health Care, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Nursing Home, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Health Care
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1996, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.harveyfirm.com/Attorneys/Dusti-Harvey.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Junior League of Albuquerque, 1995 - 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2007 - Present
  • Character Counts in the Workplace, 1997 - 1998
  • Women's Law Caucus, President, 1994 - 1996
  • National Mock Trial Team, 1995 - 1996
  • National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, 2004 - Present
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association, 2004
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Board Member, 2009
  • American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1996
  • New Mexico, 1996
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Common Types of Nursing Home Claims, State Bar of New Mexico, 2005
  • Frequently Lectures State Agencies, Local Groups, and National Seminars About Nursing Home Issues, 2004 - Present 
  • Definition & Signs of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Home, State Bar of New Mexico, 2005
  • Notes & Comments Editor, Law Review, University of New Mexico Law Review, 1994 - 1996
  • Using Nursing Home Records to Prove Liability, State Long Team Care Ombudsman
  • Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One, Albuquerque Avitan
  • What to do if You Suspect Abuse in a Nursing Home, Kiwanis Clubs
  • Causes of Action against Nursing Homes, Legal Referral for the Elderly Program
  • Advocating for Good Care While in a Nursing Home, Senior Centers throughout New Mexico
  • Settlement Strategies: Pushing the Right Buttons, Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, American Association for Justice
  • Understanding and Using Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reports to Prove Your Client's Case: Lessons Learned in Nursing Home Cases, American Association for Justice
  • Strategic Depositions: Who to Depose and When, American Association for Justice
  • New Mexico Law Review, 25 N.M.L. Rev. 329, Spring, 1995
  • Trends in New Mexico Law: Tort Claims Act - Liability of Law Enforcement Officers
  • Dean of Students Award for Sororities, University of New Mexico, 1990 - 1992
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of New Mexico, 1990 - 1992
  • Who's Who: American Law Students, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1994 - 1996
  • Deans' List, University of New Mexico
  • Honor Roll, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Dean's List, University of New Mexico School of Law
Educational Background:
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, B.A., Major: Political Science and Communications, 1992
Industry Groups:
  • Board Member Of American Association Of Justice (AAJ) Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Board Member Of New Mexico Trial Lawyer's Association (NMTLA)

Office location for Dusti Harvey

9202 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone: 505-633-8579


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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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