J. Duke Thornton


(505) 884-0777

J. Duke Thornton

Of Counsel

Practice Areas:

Complex Civil Litigation
General Liability


University of New Mexico School of Law, J. D., 1969


New Mexico
New York


State Bar of New Mexico
American Bar Association
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
International Association of Insurance Counsel
Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy Associate Member
American Board of Trial Advocates


In 1987, I was appointed by the Governor
as the public member of the N.M. Board
of Dentistry. In 1988, I was appointed
by the Governor to the New Mexico State
Racing Commission. I also served as Chairman
of the American Law Firm Association
Transportation from 1999 to 2000. I am a
former NCAA authorized player-agent and a
former member of the National Football League
Players Association. I have a passion for
flying and am a licensed commercial pilot.
I also trained as a commercial motor vehicle operator.