Mr. Pharris has 35 years experience in litigation, focusing primarily on defense of products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith cases. He has considerable experience in mediation and arbitration. He frequently serves on AAA arbitration panels.
Mr. Pharris has presented numerous seminars on topics related to tort law, pretrial and trial practice, and various insurance issues to other legal professionals. Mr. Pharris is a member of the New Mexico Medical Review Commission and frequently chairs panel hearings.
University New Mexico, B.A. 1965; University of New Mexico, J.D. 1969. Admitted to the New Mexico Bar and United States District Court for New Mexico Bar in 1969.
Member, Albuquerque and American Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico; Member, ABA Litigation Section; Member, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (DLA); Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
Awards & Recognition:
Southwest Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Pharris as its Lawyer of the Year for 2009 for personal injury. They also selected him as one of New Mexico's Top 25 Super Lawyers for 2009. Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Pharris as one of New Mexico's best for 2009 in three categories: "Bet the Company" Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Previously, Mr. Pharris was honored by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers as its 2007 Lawyer of the Year.