Tim Fields is an experienced practitioner in litigation and insurance defense. For more than twenty-five years, Tim has represented clients in their civil litigation matters including personal injury defense, insurance coverage/bad faith, construction defects, products liability, railroad, transportation/trucking, medical malpractice, toxic exposure and environmental, and FELA. His practice also includes nursing home/healthcare litigation defense, complex multi-party litigation, commercial and intellectual property disputes.
Tim serves as lead trial counsel for a number of national companies and he has successfully tried to verdict numerous jury and bench trials. His undergraduate degree in engineering provides a useful background for litigating lawsuits involving technical or engineering issues including products liability, construction cases, accident reconstruction, and environmental/soil contamination issues.
Benchmark Litigation selected Tim as a Litigation Star in New Mexico and Southwest Super Lawyers® has named him one of the Top 25 New Mexico Super Lawyers. He has been continuously recognized by Best Lawyers of America® since 2007 and was named 2017 Railroad Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Albuquerque" by Best Lawyers. In addition, Tim has achieved an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible based on a peer review.
Tim currently serves as Vice President of Modrall Sperling, Co-Chair of the Railroad Industry Service Group, and is a member of the Executive Committee. He has served as chair of the firm's Litigation practice, the Tort/Product Liability/Railroad group, and the Recruiting Committee.
Georgetown University, J.D., 1986, cum laude
- United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1980, cum laude
- New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit