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Joseph William Reichert

Firm Status

Special Counsel

Educational and Professional Background

Tulane University B.A. (1975)
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. (1978)

Admitted to Practice
New Mexico Supreme Court (1978)
United States District Court For The District Of New Mexico (1978)
United States Court Of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit (1980)
United States Supreme Court (1980)

Professional Activities and Honors

Los Alamos National Laboratory/United States Department Of Energy (Journeyman Prototype Machinist, 2006; multiple certifications in weapons fabrication, weapons inspection and metrology; New Mexico Legislative Oversight Committee On Workers’ Compensation (1990-1991); Volunteer on behalf of Los Alamos National Laboratory in areas of Technology Transfer And Privatization (2012 to present); Martindale-Hubbell BV rating

Since his admission to the bar in 1978, Mr. Reichert has acquired extensive experience in insurance defense, including defense of cases involving automobile liability, products liability, premises liability, and workers’ compensation claims. In his practice, he has focused on a correct understanding and application of the law governing these areas, with the result that he has always maintained an active appellate practice. Mr. Reichert has always had an intense interest in technology and applied science, with a special passion for understanding how things are made. This led him to a parallel career with Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he built many devices for the conduct of experiments in energy science and weapons development. He has a special interest in any case where product design and development are an issue. In the past, Mr. Reichert has represented Phelps Dodge Corporation, Chino Mines (a Phelps Dodge/Mitsubishi partnership), American States Insurance Company, Lincoln National Insurance Company, Aetna Life And Casualty Company, Transamerica Insurance Company, and Mountain States Mutual Casualty Company.