David M. Houliston


During his 25+ year legal career, David has worked for multi-national insurance carriers and large corporations, defending them against insurance claims. He now uses that knowledge and experience to help injured victims obtain the financial compensation that they need in order to move forward with their lives. People who are injured through the negligence of another often face many challenges, and David M. Houliston acts as a compassionate advocate on their behalf.


Mr. Houliston has handled over 120 cases that went to trial, and he is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He is a graduate of The University of New Mexico Law School where he earned the Popejoy and Leach Scholarship for the highest entering LSAT score. He serves on the Board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers, and is a frequent lecturer on Trial Tactics and Techniques.


David's superior legal skills and adherence to ethics have earned him the highest rating possible of AV-Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell.  He has been recognized as a top rated Plaintiff Lawyer by Super Lawyers in 2014, included in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, and rated Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Council.

Areas of Practice


- Catastrophic Personal Injury 

- Personal Injury

- Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith

- Construction Site Accidents

- Trucking Litigation

- Construction Defect

- Oil Field Accidents

- Brain and Spinal Injuries

- Wrongful Death

- Medical Malpractice

- Premises Liability

- Products Liability Claims

  (including hip replacement and medical device claims)

- Nursing Home Neglect

Notable Results


$18,000,000.00 – Wrongful Death Case

$8,000,000.00 – Oil Field Brain Injury Case

$2,500,000.00 – Oil Field Trucking Accident Case

$2,000,000.00 – Construction Site Accident Case

$2,000,000.00 – Business Premises Liability Brain Injury Case

$1,500,000.00 – Construction Site Injury Case

$2,450,000.00 – Trucking Accident on Highway Case

$1,700,000.00 – Tire Defect Case

$2,400,000.00 – Uninsured Motorist Auto Accident Case

$1,000,000.00 – Vehicle Products Liability Case

$2,550,000.00 – Insurance Bad Faith Case

$1,250,000.00 – Insurance Bad Faith Case

$2,000,000.00 – Medical Malpractice Case





Phone: (505)247-1223

Fax:     (505)214-5204 

7500 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 106
Albuquerque, NM 87109


EMAIL: David@houlistonlaw.com

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