David H. Urias

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
  • Appeals


EDUCATION

  • University of New Mexico, B.A. 1997
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, 2001 (cum laude)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
  • ACLU of New Mexico Legal Panel, Member


CONTACT

P 505-842-9960
20 First Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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David H. Urias is a partner at the firm and practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, serious personal injury cases, including wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, employment and whistleblower litigation, consumer law, civil rights law and election law.

Over the span of his legal career, David has obtained extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. He has tried cases in a number of jurisdictions throughout the Southwest, including New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, and has argued cases before both state appellate courts and federal circuit court of appeals. He is a top rated lawyer by Super Lawyers in the areas of civil litigation and employment litigation.

David graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2001, and then served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Vanessa Ruiz of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.

In 2002, Mr. Urias joined the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, in New York City, where he practiced corporate and commercial litigation for one of the most prestigious Wall Street firms in the county.

In 2004, David became a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the largest and most prominent Latino legal organization in the nation. From MALDEF’s San Antonio Regional Office, David practiced throughout the Southwest in all areas of civil rights law, including voting rights, class action and collective action employment matters, immigrant rights, and education law.

Since joining Freedman Boyd in 2008, David has successfully represented clients spanning from victims of violence by border vigilantes to the families of those seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of corporations and their employees.

In 2015 alone, David and his co-counsel obtained over ten million dollars in compensation for his clients either after jury trial or through settlement.


PRACTICE AREAS

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
  • Appeals


EDUCATION

  • University of New Mexico, B.A. 1997
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, 2001 (cum laude)


PROFESSINAL ACTIVITIES

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
  • ACLU of New Mexico Legal Panel, Member


CONTACT

P 505-842-9960
20 First Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Email Us

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Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. lawyers were successful in obtaining Presidential clemency for their client, Chelsea Manning, which reduced her sentence from 35 years to 7 years and resulted in her release and continue to represent Ms. Manning in the underlying appeal of her conviction in the military courts.