Joseph A. Sapien is licensed to practice in New Mexico and is a founding partner of Sapien Law, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
University of New Mexico School of Law. Juris Doctor: 2002
University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management
(B.B.A.. Cum Laude, 1990)
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) 1996
Admitted to Practice:
New Mexico Supreme Court
New Mexico State Courts
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA) Board Member
State Bar of New Mexico
Albuquerque Bar Association
NM Hispanic Bar Association(s) (NMHBNA): Board Member (2002-2006)
Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA)
New Mexico Young Lawyers Division (NMYLD) – Board Member (2004-2006)
Solo and Small Firm Section – Chair (2008-2010)
Solo and Small Firm Section – Immediate Past Chair (2011 to 2012)
2013 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
2014 Recognized in Super Lawyers
Workers Injury Law Group
Joseph earned his undergraduate degree in finance, Cum Laude from the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1990. After college, he was employed in Underwriting/Operations Management, Agency, and Property and Casualty claims with the State Farm Insurance Companies in Tempe, Arizona. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1996. He returned to Albuquerque in October 1997 working with the State Farm Fire & Casualty Company in the newly formed Casualty/Litigation claim unit.
Joseph entered the University of New Mexico School of Law (UNMSOL) in the fall of 1999 and earned his Juris Doctor in May 2002. He began his legal career in September 2002 with Butt Thornton & Baehr, P.C. working in the areas of general liability, products liability, workers compensation, and trucking and transportation. In November 2005 Joseph and his brother Phillip G. Sapien formed Sapien Law LLC.
Joseph is dedicated to serving the people of his home state of New Mexico. In his spare time, he participates in local cultural activities and enjoys golfing, hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing and camping in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico, and he coaches the Longfellow Elementary School Basketball team.
Fluent in conversational Spanish.