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JAMES C. ELLIS is an attorney at Ellis & Estes Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He practices civil litigation and enjoys jury trials. Automobile collision cases, medical negligence cases and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights cases make up the bulk of his practice. Mr. Ellis is a long-standing member of the American Trial Lawyer Association and New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico. He attended two years at the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington and transferred to the University of New Mexico School of Law for his third year, graduating in 1980 with his J.D. degree. Mr. Ellis was in the U.S. Naval Reserves for seven years and his duty included being the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Haleakala Reserve Unit.
DANIEL ESTES is a partner with Ellis & Estes Law Firm located in Corrales, New Mexico. Mr. Estes focuses his practice on legal matters involving personal injury, including insurance bad faith and medical negligence. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2017. Mr. Estes graduated with his B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, and he earned his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado Law School-Boulder.
SCOTT P. HATCHER is a partner in Hatcher Law Group, PA. Since 1983, his work has emphasized many areas of insurance law litigation, including the defense of insured's in all types of third party claims. Mr. Hatcher's practice also emphasizes the representation of insurers in policy coverage disputes and bad faith claims. He has completed approximately 50 first chair trials, both jury and non-jury, for various insurance companies, self-insured's and governmental entities. Mr. Hatcher has been the lead counsel in several New Mexico and federal reported decisions. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Defense Research Institute, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society. Mr. Hatcher is licensed to practice in Washington and New Mexico, as well as before the Ninth and Tenth circuit courts of appeal. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University.
BRADY C. POFAHL is Sole Proprietor of Pofahl Law Firm, P.C., in Albuquerque. He represents New Mexicans in the Albuquerque area and throughout the state of New Mexico in personal injury claims resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, nursing home injuries, wrongful death claims and more, with millions in recoveries for his clients. As a solo attorney, he handles all legal aspects of clients’ claims - from the initial intake to resolution. Mr. Pofahl received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque. He helped write the auto accidents chapter for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association 2015, Litigation Series-3rd Edition. Mr. Pofahl is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
JOHN S. STIFF is the managing partner of Stiff, Keith & Garcia, LLC, where his main areas of practice are insurance, products liability, labor and employment, and litigation. He earned his B.A. degree from Colorado College and his J.D. degree from Tulane University. Mr. Stiff is a member of the Albuquerque and the American bar associations, the State Bar of New Mexico, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Defense Research Institute, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.