Justin R. Kaufman is a partner and manages the firm’s New Mexico operations. His law practice focuses on representing people who have been harmed by corporations and individuals. He has extensive experience in complex litigation including catastrophic injury, product defect, pharmaceutical, consumer fraud, and medical negligence cases. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in New Mexico and in courts throughout the country, and has successfully settled numerous cases on behalf of individuals and families. Mr. Kaufman also has extensive experience with mass torts, having represented thousands of clients as well as state attorneys general in multi-district litigation.
Mr. Kaufman received his B.A. from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and he received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Kaufman also holds an M.B.A. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Before entering private practice, Mr. Kaufman served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Herbert J. Hutton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kaufman is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and New York.
Education and Honors:
- Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 2004
Member of the Temple Law Review, 2002 – 2004
- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.A. 1998
Major: Environmental Science
- Temple University Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M.B.A. 2004
- Halting the Enron Trainwreck: Using the Bankruptcy Code to Rescue Retirement Plans, 76 Temple Law Review 595, 2003
Past Employment Positions:
- Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin LLP, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Associate, 2007 – 2008
- Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Associate, New York, New York, 2005 – 2007