F. Michael Hart

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: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
Attorney Profile

F. Michael Hart is a partner at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C., and he has almost 30 years of experience. Since joining the firm in 1990, he has represented the citizens of Albuquerque and all of New Mexico in cases of personal injury, construction accidents, wrongful death, trucking accidents, brain injuries, sexual abuse, civil rights and civil claims for victims of crime. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

Named as one of the Best Lawyers for civil rights and personal injury, he is also an Outstanding Lawyer with the Albuquerque Bar Association. Mr. Hart is admitted to practice in New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Actively involved in his community, he works with the following organizations: Legal FACS, Albuquerque SANE, Pegasus Legal Services, The Arc of New Mexico, Parents Reaching Out, the New Mexico Family Information Center and Crossroads for Women.

Mr. Hart attended Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts, then moved to the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor and worked on the New Mexico Law Review. When children and adults suffer harm from negligent, reckless or criminal conduct, he makes it his duty to protect them and obtain compensation for them.

With a passion for helping children, Mr. Hart is a member of the Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and many other professional organizations, including the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the National Center for Victims of Crime and the American Association of Justice.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Civil Rights (20%)

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Michael Hart

Admitted: 1988, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.osolawfirm.com/About/F-M-Hart.shtml


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2000
  • Albuquerque Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer  
  • AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year-Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers-Personal Injury and Civil Rights

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member and Past President, 1990 - Present  
  • Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Legal FACS Board of Directors, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Albuquerque Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1994 - 2000
  • National Crime Victims Law Institute
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • National Crime Victim's Bar Association, Sustaining Member, 2000 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2004 - 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit  
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1988
  • New Mexico, 1988

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal FACS
  • The Arc of New Mexico
  • Pegasus Legal Services
  • New Mexico Family Information Center
  • Crossroads for Women
  • Parents Reaching Out
  • Albuquerque SANE Board of Directors  
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Board of Directors
  • UNM Law School Alumni Association, President, 1989 - 1999
  • UNM Law School Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 35th Annual Update on NM Tort Law, NM Trial Lawyer's Association, 2016 - Present
  • Civil Remedies for Victims of Crime, National Crime Victim Bar Association, 2016 - Present
  • Dram Shop Liability, NM Trial Lawyers Association Journal, June, 2012
  • Aided-in-Agency: An established agency doctrine in New Mexico, NM Trial Lawyer's Association Journal, May/June, 2016
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico Law Review


  • Kimbrell v. Kimbrell, 2014-NMSC-027, 331 P.3d 915, establishing a child's right to have independent advocacy in court
  • Kevin J. v. Sager, 2000-NMCA-012, 128 N.M. 794, 999 P.2d 1026, establishing the deadlines for civil claims by adult survivors of childhood abuse

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, B.A., Major: Fine Arts, 1984
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Office Location for F. Michael Hart

1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 505-343-1776

Fax: 505-344-7709

F. Michael Hart:

Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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