Ada B. Priest

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Ms. Priest is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubble. She is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and received her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico. She is admitted to practice in all states courts in New Mexico as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Priest has been named one of New Mexico’s top litigators by the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ms. Priest practices in the areas of insurance defense, professional negligence, medical malpractice defense, oil field injury litigation, natural gas plant accidents, products litigation, premises liability, bad faith and construction litigation.

Ms. Priest’s represented clients include Travelers, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, ACE Amtrust Group, Brotherhood Mutual, Tribal First and Zurich North America.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-569-1634  Phone
505-242-6000  Phone
Mailing Address:
PO Box 92438, Albuquerque, NM 87109
University Attended:
University of New Mexico, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of New Mexico, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
2000, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
State Bar of New Mexico; American Bar Association; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.
English and Spanish
Reported Cases:
Chavez v. Desert Eagle Distrib. Co. of New Mexico, 2007 NMCA - 018, 141 N.M. 116, 151 P.3d 77, cert. denied, 2007 NMCERT-1, 141 N.M. 164, 152 P.2d 151.

Peer Reviews

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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