Albuquerque, New Mexico, Law Firm
With the understanding that lawyers and law firms play a vital role in the preservation of society, and with the concepts of fairness, integrity, personal responsibility, preparation and mutual respect as our guidelines, we strive to provide quality legal services and a pleasant, professional environment for our clients .
Our firm is proud of the role we play in the preservation and progress of the law in New Mexico. We have advanced the interpretation of the law in cases before state and federal appellate courts.
Our Albuquerque trial lawyers have been successful in recovering just compensation for many clients who were injured in car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, and other accidents caused by someone else's carelessness.
While most of the work we do is not confined to a single field of the law, our services can be categorized into three general areas:
1. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
We provide our clients with a full range of personal injury legal services designed to obtain compensation in cases where fault can be established. Our attorneys work with clients who were injured in motor vehicle accidents as drivers, passengers and pedestrians; hurt by defective products or dangerous premises; or injured while at work.
In each of these situations, we realize that the most important first step is to ensure that you get the medical care you need and deserve. We can help you not only address obvious physical injuries such as broken bones, but also evaluate mental changes, behavioral changes, and decreases in your ability to handle tasks that used to be routine. To learn more about personal injury claims, contact us at our Albuquerque law office or call us at (505) 242-9311.
2. Services for Other Disputes
The actions of employers, teachers and law enforcement officers can be motivated by the wrong considerations. Failing to consider you for a promotion or educational opportunities or restricting your civil rights for factors unrelated to objective criteria is illegal. You cannot be discriminated against or harassed because of your race, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or disability.
3. Small Business Services
For interested businesses, we provide a business law newsletter, in which we cover topics such as types of business organizations available, what questions can be asked in hiring new employees, and what to do and not do when terminating an employee. We have represented small businesses in federal and state courts regarding claims of employment discrimination, contract disputes, and many other business law matters.
Other Practice Areas
The Jaffe Law Firm is available to assist with many other legal disputes and problems, including those that involve consumer fraud, lemon laws, education law, civil rights, employment discrimination and other civil litigation. We have acted as counsel numerous times for the Corrections Corporation of America, representing corrections officers. Within the state, we have acted for New Mexico as part of the state's risk management team, representing foster parents and police officers. We have also defended corporations from allegations of asbestos contamination.
1001 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers
Negligence and error can cause all types of accidents and result in all kinds of injuries. The Jaffe Law Firm, in Albuquerque, New Mexico represents individuals who were hurt by the negligence, mistake or carelessness of another person or company. Whether you were hurt in a car accident, slipped and fell on someone else's property, were harmed by a medical mistake, or a dangerous defective product, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help. We also provide compassionate, professional representation to families who have lost a love one in an accident caused by someone else's carelessness.
For help in filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in New Mexico or pursing a lawsuit to get the compensation you need for your serious injuries or property damages, contact us by e-mail or call us at (505) 242-9311 .
While we handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, our law practice focuses on the most common injury and accident claims:
Auto Accidents - We represent individuals who were injured in all types of auto accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and accidents where a pedestrian is hit by a car. Our personal injury lawyers can help you evaluate your claim, determine fault and uncover negligence, and file a claim for fair compensation for all of your damages including medical expenses, lost income, disability, pain and suffering, and other losses. We will represent your best interests throughout the personal injury claim process.
Premises Liability Claims - If you were hurt or injured while on someone else's property in Albuquerque, you may have a personal injury claim that we can pursue. Premises liability claims for personal injury can include slip and fall accidents while shopping, being hit by falling bricks or debris while working on a construction site, or falling into a hole in a sidewalk. No matter the type of accident, if a property owner's negligence caused your injury, our lawyers can evaluate your claim and represent your interests as we pursue compensation on your behalf.
Medical Malpractice Claims - We work with individuals who believe they were injured as a result of medical malpractice. We handle claims that allege physician or hospital negligence, careless errors, malpractice, mistakes or misconduct by doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, or other professionals in the dental and medical fields. Our firm has developed an evaluation procedure that can help clients determine if malpractice occurred and whether they have a claim, so contact us for more information.
Products Liability Claims - Our firm represents individuals who have been injured as a result of unsafe or defective products. We assist our injured clients by preparing products liability claims seeking fair compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys can represent individuals injured by defective automobiles and motor vehicles, asbestos, alcoholic beverages, food and agricultural products, machinery and tools, products and devices, drugs and pharmaceutical products, recreational vehicles, and other defective products.
Daniel Estes was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He attended Albuquerque High School, and received bachelors degrees in both physics and history from the University of New Mexico. Following undergraduate studies, Daniel moved to Colorado and attended Law School at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
After obtaining his law degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Daniel moved back to New Mexico to marry his long-time sweetheart, Shannon. Since becoming an attorney, Daniel has dedicated his time to helping injured New Mexicans in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil rights.
Areas of Practice
-100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-New Mexico, 2009
-U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2009
-U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2013
-University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
-Law Review: University of Colorado Boulder Law Review, Tech. Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2008 - --2009
-University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
--Honors: With Honors
--Major: Physics and History
Honors and Awards
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
-New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2009 - 2014
Past Employment Positions
-Pothstein Donatelli, Associate Attorney, 2009 - 2011
-Parnall Law, Associate Attorney, 2011 - 2012
University of Colorado School of Law
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
-Personal Injury Law
-Employment Discrimination - Employer & Employee
-Civil Rights - Plaintiff & Defense
-Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff & Defense
-Tort Defense Law
-70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-New Mexico, 1977
-New York, 1985
-U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1978
-U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
-Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
--J.D. - 1977
--B.A. - 1972
Honors and Awards
-Hofstra University Legal Research Advisor, 1978
-National Registry of Who's Who, 2001
Professional Associations and Memberships
-New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member
-State Bar of New Mexico, Member
-New York State Bar, Member
Hofstra University School of Law