Attorneys of The Keleher & McLeod Law Firm

Arthur O. Beach

Arthur O. Beach

Shareholder and Director

Mr. Beach has more than 40 years of experience primarily in insurance and commercial defense and general civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He primarily handles lawsuits involving the defense of medical and legal malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and products liability claims. Mr. Beach is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in New Mexico, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Beach was recently honored by Best Lawyers in America as Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year for 2012 for his specialty of product liability litigation. He is also recognized in Southwest Super Lawyers.

Primary Areas of Practice

Education and Bar Admissions

University New Mexico, B.B.A., 1967; J.D. 1970. Admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1970.

Professional Affiliations and Honors

Albuquerque and American Bar Associations (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section), State Bar of New Mexico. Numerous leadership positions in the State Bar of New Mexico, past and present, including the Specialization Board, the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Dental-Legal Committee and the New Mexico Medical Review Commission. New Mexico Bar Foundation.

Community Associations

Board of directors and president (1995-1996), University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni Association.


Listed in the Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation), Southwest Super Lawyers (Products Liability Defense), Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, member American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Beach is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America. He was honored in three categories: personal injury litigation – defendants; personal injury litigation – plaintiffs; and product liability litigation – defendants. In addition he was honored as a 2015 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in the area of personal injury litigation – defendants. Mr. Beach is listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys 2014

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