NMDLA will hold an awards ceremony at the Annual Luncheon to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Defense Lawyer of the Year and the Young Lawyer of 2021.
Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer of the Year
James H. Johansen
Butt Thornton & Baehr PC
James H. Johansen is a shareholder with Butt Thornton & Baehr PC and former DRI New Mexico State Representative and past President of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. Jim was a member of the Board of Directors of the NMDLA from 1994 to 2010. He also served as President of the firm from 2002 through 2006 and was selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2019 and rated AV®Preeminent™, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, Jim frequently lectures on insurance coverage issues.