Jeffrey M. Croasdell 505.766.7563 email@example.com
Education University of New Mexico, (J.D., cum laude, 1993) University of California, San Diego, (B.A., Political Science, 1990)
Mr. Croasdell is a Director in the Albuquerque office. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is the Group Leader of the Products/General Liability practice group. Having litigated jury and non-jury cases at all levels of state and federal courts in New Mexico, he has significant trial experience as part of his current practice in the Products Liability, Aviation, Medical Device, and General Litigation areas. Following law school, Mr. Croasdell clerked for Chief Justice Richard E. Ransom of the New Mexico Supreme Court, and he is authorized to practice in all New Mexico courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Croasdell is a frequent presenter at CLE’s both in New Mexico and outside the state. He also is active in his community as a church leader, youth coach, and scout leader. Mr. Croasdell has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in transportation and personal injury law.
Professional Memberships and Activities
State Bar of New Mexico Member of the Product Liability Advisory Council Defense Research Institute American Bar Association Albuquerque Bar Association New Mexico Federal Bar Association New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association American Association of Justice Co-Chair, University of New Mexico Writing Competition Recent
Co-Author, The DRI Product Liability Compendium: Warnings, Instructions, and Recalls (October 2012) Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case, National Business Institute CLE (December 2007) Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation for Paralegal, Institute for Paralegal Education (November 2007) Failure to Warn Compendium – New Mexico, DRI Defense Library Series (October 2007) A Lawyer, A Doctor, and An Engineer: Ethical Considerations for Engineers, New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers (June 2007) Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Testimony In New Mexico, National Business Institute CLE (December 2006) Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Testimony in New Mexico, National Business Institute CLE (December 2004) Evidentiary Issues at Trial: Damages, State Bar of New Mexico Center for Legal Education (December 2004) Supreme Court Strikes Down Punitive Damage Awards, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (May 2003) Your Witness: Finding, Preparing and Using Your Expert in Federal Court, National Business Institute CLE (April 2003) Mock Trial, 2002 Bridge the Gap Program (November 2002) Motions Practice in State Court, 2002 Bridge the Gap Program (November 2002) Somatization and Secondary Gain Syndrome, 2002 DRI Product Liability Seminar (February 2002)
Martinez v. Caterpillar — Product liability case tried in federal court that resulted in a defense verdict for Caterpillar. Plaintiff suffered a brain injury after being struck by a part of the wheel assembly on a motor grader when the assembly explosively separated. At trial, Plaintiff sought in excess of $1,000,000. The case involved significant issues pertaining to liability after a product has been modified. The defense verdict was upheld by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.