J. Duke Thornton



  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J. D., 1969


  • New Mexico
  • New York


  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Insurance Counsel
  • Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy Associate Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


In 1987, I was appointed by the Governor as the public member of the N.M. Board of Dentistry. In 1988, I was appointed by the Governor to the New Mexico State Racing Commission. I also served as Chairman of the American Law Firm Association Transportation from 1999 to 2000.

I am a former NCAA authorized player-agent and a former member of the National Football League Players Association. I have a passion for flying and am a licensed commercial pilot. I also trained as a commercial motor vehicle operator.