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Joe founded the Fine Law Firm in 1975 and has been showing up regularly ever since. He has established a reputation within the Southwest as one of the most highly regarding attorneys. His reputation is valued by other lawyers and judges that he is often called to help mediate and resolve other cases.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent After graduating for Colby College and the Syracuse University College of Law, Joe worked his way down to New Mexico where after spending a few years working for other law firms, founded The Fine Law Firm. In the decades that have followed, Joe has built a practice based on diligence, integrity, and perseverance.

On a regular basis, Joe is invited to speak on issues involving truck accident litigation and other personal injury claims. He has lectured before various members of the State Bar and helps educate other attorneys handling similar cases.

Joe’s professional recognitions are vast and include being named to the Southwest super lawyers, the American Board of trial advocacy, American Board of trial advocates, achieving the highest professional rating from Martindale Hubbell, being voted as the best lawyers in Albuquerque by Albuquerque magazine, being designated as a top 100 lawyer by the American trial lawyers Association, certified by the national Board of civil pretrial practice advocacy and the national College of advocacy, and a listing in the bar register of preeminent lawyers.

Joe’s specialty in truck accident cases is sorting through the thousands of pages of records that are often produced to develop concise and centralized themes to help truck accident victims achieve the best possible result.


  • J.D., Syracuse University, 1970
  • B.A., Colby College, 1967

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Mexico

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National College of Advocacy