Tim Fields is an experienced practitioner in litigation and insurance defense. For more than thirty years, Tim has represented clients in their civil litigation matters including personal injury defense, railroad, transportation/trucking, insurance coverage/bad faith, medical malpractice, construction defects, products liability, toxic exposure and environmental, and FELA. His practice also includes nursing home/hospital/healthcare litigation defense, complex multi-party litigation, commercial, and intellectual property disputes.
Tim serves as lead trial counsel for a number of national companies, and he has successfully tried to verdict numerous jury and bench trials. His undergraduate degree in engineering provides a useful background for litigating lawsuits involving technical or engineering issues including products liability, construction cases, accident reconstruction, and environmental/soil contamination issues.
Benchmark Litigation selected Tim as a Litigation Star in New Mexico and Southwest Super Lawyers® has named him one of the Top 25 New Mexico Super Lawyers. Tim has achieved an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible based on peer review. He has been continuously recognized by Best Lawyers of America® since 2007 and was named “Lawyer of the Year in Railroad Law – Albuquerque” in 2019, 2017 and in 2012 by Best Lawyers.
Tim currently serves as President of Modrall Sperling, Co-Chair of the Railroad/Transportation Industry Service Group, and is a member of the Executive Committee. He has served as the firm’s Vice President, and Chair of the Litigation Department, the Tort/Product Liability/Railroad Practice Group, and the Recruiting Committee.