Rod Dunn – Workers’ Compensation Attorney at Law
Rod Dunn has been practicing law in New Mexico since 1984. In August, 1993, Rod was recognized as a specialist in the field of workers’ compensation by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. He is an expert in representing persons injured in work-related accidents. Rod Dunn attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors in 1979. Following graduation from college, Rod entered the Southern Methodist University School of Law (“SMU”) in 1980 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1983. While in law school, Rod was the recipient of the American Jurasprudence Award for Excellence in the study of procedure, and the Denny & Company award for his participation as a member of the American Bar Association moot court team. Rod also won the writing competition for placement on the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, one of two law reviews published by the SMU School of Law.
Rod was admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court and all lesser Texas State Courts in November, 1983. In April, 1984, Rod was admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New Mexico and has been engaged in the practice of law in New Mexico continuously since that date. He has also been admitted to the practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Districts of New Mexico and the Northern District of Texas.
Since leaving law school, Rod has worked as an associate with Hinkle, Cox, Eaton, Coffield & Hensley in Roswell New Mexico, and later with Hatch, Beitler, Allen & Shepherd, in Albuquerque. In the course of his employment with these firms, Rod gained substantial experience representing insurance carriers and their insureds in workers’ compensation cases.
Since leaving Hatch, Beitler, Allen & Shepard in February 1987, Rod has discontinued his defense work and has focused on representing persons injured in work-related accidents before the New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration. In August, 1993, Rod was recognized as a specialist in the field of workers’ compentsation by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. Since 1995, Rod has been identified as one of the best lawyers in America in the workers’ compensation field in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. Rod is married to Julie Simpson and they have three sons, Rodney, Andy and Christopher.