Education Harvard University (LL.B., magna cum laude, 1967) University of Kansas (B.A., 1964)
Professional Experience Mr. Hall is a director in the Albuquerque office. His professional experience and current practice include complex litigation and appeals in many areas (products liability, commercial, employment, environmental and professional liability). He has tried jury and non-jury cases at all levels of state and federal courts in New Mexico. He has been lead appellate counsel in a number of cases which established the parameters of medical malpractice and products liability law in New Mexico and has presented oral argument in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hall has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating. Mr. Hall was named Albuquerque Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Hall was named Albuquerque Arbitration Lawyer of the Year and Albuquerque Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2012 by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Hall was named Albuquerque Appellate Lawyer of the Year-2011 by Best Lawyers in America. In Chambers & Partners - America’s Leading Business Lawyers, (2003-05), Mr. Hall was named the “linchpin of the firm’s litigation group.” The report goes on to say that Mr. Hall “is regarded by peers as a lawyer’s lawyer, ethical and honorable – he looks out for the best solution for his clients…He stands out for an engaging approach that makes him extremely effective, and respected by both judge and jury.” In addition, Mr. Hall is listed in Chambers & Partners - America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012). He is also named in Southwest Super Lawyers-2007-2012 as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico, and for his expertise and experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in appellate practice, arbitration, Bet-the-Company litigation, commercial litigation, health care law, mass tort litigation/class action-defendants, mediation, medical malpractice law-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, and product liability litigation-defendants. Mr. Hall is also listed in Benchmark Litigation-The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys for his experience and expertise in commercial litigation and products liability law. Mr. Hall was selected as one of the top 500 judges in the United States, in the alternative dispute resolutions category, by Lawdragon Magazine, 2007. Mr. Hall has served on various committees of the New Mexico Supreme Court and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1977, he was selected the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Young Lawyer's Section of the New Mexico Bar. In 1986, Mr. Hall was recognized by the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association for his dedication to the advancement of law. In 1993 he received the State Bar Outstanding Contribution Award for service on the UJI-Civil Committee. In 1995 he received the Albuquerque Bar Association's Outstanding Lawyer Award.
Professional Memberships and Activities State Bar of New Mexico American Bar Association Albuquerque Bar Association American College of Trial Lawyers International Academy of Trial Lawyers American Bar Foundation International Association of Defense Counsel