James H. Johansen


(505) 884-0777

James H. Johansen


Practice Areas:

Complex Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Environment and Toxic Torts
General Liability
Professional Liability
Insurance Coverage Issues


University of New Mexico School of Law, J. D., 1980
New Mexico State University, B.B.A., high honors, 1977


New Mexico
United States District Court, New Mexico
United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


State Bar of New Mexico
Albuquerque Bar Association
American Bar Association
President, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, 1995
State Representative to Defense Research Institute (DRI), 1996-1998
Senior Arbitrator: Better Business Bureau.


Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Second Edition


I am a former New Mexico State Representative to
the Defense Research Institute and a past President
of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. I was
a member of the Board of Directors of the NMDLA from
1994 to 2010. I also served as President of the firm
from 2002 through 2006. I was selected as a Southwest
Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.  am rated AV®Preeminent™,
the highest possible rating, by Martindale-Hubbell®
and frequently lecture on insurance coverage issues.