Charles A. Pharris

Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Mr. Pharris has retired from the firm after 44 years of practice in litigation, focusing primarily on defense of products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith cases. He has considerable experience in mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Pharris has presented numerous seminars on topics related to tort law, pretrial and trial practice, and various insurance issues to other legal professionals. He is listed in Super Lawyers and New Mexico's Best Lawyers.

Awards & Recognition

Mr. Pharris has consistently been recognized as one of the finest lawyers in New Mexico. Most recently Southwest Super Lawyers honored Mr. Pharris in 2014, having previously been recognized as its Lawyer of the Year for 2013 for business litigation. He was also honored by Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Plaintiffs, and as one of New Mexico's Top 25 Super Lawyers for 2013. He was honored by the New Mexico Defense lawyers as their 2007 Lawyer of the Year.

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Areas of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Insurance Defense


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Shareholder and Director

Admission Details

Admitted in 1969, New Mexico and United States District Court for New Mexico

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  • Law School Attended

    University of New Mexico
    Class of 1969

    University Attended

    University New Mexico
    Class of 1965

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    Professional Affiliations

    Member, Albuquerque and American Bar Associations, State Bar of New Mexico; Member, ABA Litigation Section.

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    American Bar Foundation. Awards & Recognition: Southwest Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Pharris as its Lawyer of the Year for 2009 for personal injury. They also selected him as one of New Mexico's Top 25 Super Lawyers for 2009. Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Pharris as one of New Mexico's best for 2009 in ... More

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    Charles A. Pharris
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    Albuquerque Plaza 201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 1200, P.O. Box AA,
    Albuquerque, NM 87102


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