David C. Chavez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Lunas, NM

The Law Firm of David C. Chavez LLC
 | 651 NM 314 SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-545-5502
Fax: 505-865-4820
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David C. Chavez is the founder and owner of The Law Firm of David C. Chavez LLC in Los Lunas, New Mexico. A New Mexico native, Mr. Chavez is one of three attorneys in his family, including his two brothers, and his father was both a prominent judge and state senator who led an illustrious career in law as well as public service.

Honoring the tradition set by his late father, Mr. Chaves continues to provide exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout New Mexico who have suffered a tragic injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Equally effective both inside and outside the courtroom, Mr. Chavez he has achieved significant success over the course of his more than 30 years in practice, and he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients at trial as well as through mediation.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Chavez has become an invaluable advocate for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, nursing home abuse, dog bites, slip-and-fall accidents, and other preventable tragedies. He also has considerable experience handling workers' compensation claims as well as tortious claims against the government.

A 1980 graduate of New Mexico State University, Mr. Chavez studied law at Drake University Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1983. He holds his license to practice in Colorado and New Mexico as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Chavez was also elected to the New Mexico Legislature and served there as a state representative from 2010 to 2012.

In recognition for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, he received the Top 10 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016, and the National Trial Lawyers selected him for inclusion into the country's Top 100 Trial Lawyers list that same year. Mr. Chavez has also earned numerous other accolades from his peers along with excellent client reviews on Avvo.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Chavez is the past Vice President of the Valencia County Bar Association and past board member of the State Bar of New Mexico's Young Lawyers Division. He is also past liaison of the division's Trial Practice Section, and he is active with the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.

 
Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2020

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About David Chavez

Admitted: 1983, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidcchavez.com/About/David-C-Chavez.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • The Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Mass Tort claims. Members of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization provides superior networking opportunities, continuing legal education and the highest quality advocacy training for its members. This association is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished Mass Tort attorney to provide the best way for the public to find Mass Tort attorneys for their legal needs & other attorneys to find a source for case referrals., Top 25, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers , 2016
  • Each year since 2017 to 2019, David C. Chavez has received the award for Best Attorney in Valencia County.  , Best Attorney , Valencia County Award, 2019
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, established in 2013, is a professional organization championing those who practice in the area of personal injury law. By equipping highly-qualified Personal Injury attorneys with the most current continuing education opportunities and providing the public with the most accurate, up-to-date listings of top ranked attorneys in their states, the NAOPIA helps ensure quality representation for all of those in need of a personal injury attorney., Top Ten Attorney , NAOPIA, 2016
  • The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Trucking accidents and injuries claims. Members of The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization provides superior networking opportunities, continuing legal education and the highest quality advocacy training for its members. This association is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished Trucking accidents and injuries attorney to provide the best way for the public to find Trucking attorneys for their legal needs & other attorneys to find a source for case referrals., Top 10, Trucking Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Distinguished is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition., Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • The Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Nursing Home claims. Members of the Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization provides superior networking opportunities, continuing legal education and the highest quality advocacy training for its members. This association is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished Nursing Home attorney to provide the best way for the public to find Nursing Home attorneys for their legal needs & other attorneys to find a source for case referrals., Top 10, Nursing Home Trial Lawyers , 2016
  • Membership is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state* in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions. With these high standards, less than 1% of professionals in the United States will be selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100™ in their profession. Membership selection is intended to help the community identify the cream of the crop in each profession and assist with professional networking among the Nation’s top professionals., Top 100, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • New Mexico State Bar Admission, 1983
  • Federal District Court - District of New Mexico, 1983
  • Colorado State Bar Admission, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • New Mexico
  • New Mexico Young Lawyers Division Bar, Past Board Member
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Valencia County Bar Association, Past Vice President, 1988 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division, trial practice section, Past Liaison

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 10 Years of Service on University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus Board Member, 2013
  • Guest Speaker at Los Lunas Public Schools, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Padilla v. Wright, presentation "All’s Not Fair in Love and War: Abuse of Video Evidence in Pre-Trial Discovery and Trial" June 2016, Lecture, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Lecturer for The Verdict is In: Teleseminar on Lucero v. Wright Jury Trial, Lecturer , Lucero v. Wright - Teleseminar , New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 4 million - products liability case, 2019
  • 31.5 Million - Trucking accident case, 2019
  • $80,000 - Settlement - medical malpractice, 2019
  • David C. Chavez filed a Notice of Appeal in late 2015.  In April 2019, the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the proceedings back to the District Court.  This was a 10-day jury trial involving 28 witnesses, which resulted in a defense verdict, reversed and remanded in favor of Plaintiffs., 2019
  • $10 million - Settlement for industrial injury case, 2018
  • $1.2 million - Settlement for personal injury and products liability involving national automobile manufacturer., 2018
  • $300,000 - Settlement for personal injury, 2018
  • $700,000 - Settlement - personal injury/wrongful death or a tort claim action., 2018
  • $657,000 Personal Injury Jury Trial, 2014
  • $3 million Settlement for personal injury
  • 800,000+ settlement, 2014
  • $1,050,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement, 2017
  • $400,000+ recovery personal injury case prior to trial, 2015
  • David C. Chavez has resolved cases at different amounts depending on the damages injuries and coverages available. Recovery ranges from $25,000.00 to $300,000 and he has collected millions in the last five years for his clients., 2012
  • $520,000 Personal Injury Settlement, 2013
  • $9.5 Million settlement for personal injury, 2016
  • $383,000 damages awarded at jury trial, 2016
  • $275,000 Personal Injury Settlement, 2013
  • 9 Million - Wrongful Death Settlement, 2018

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Educational Background:

  • Started Law School at Drake University in 1981
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Office Location for David C. Chavez

651 NM 314 SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone: 505-545-5502

Fax: 505-865-4820

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Last Updated: 12/26/2019

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