Chance was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Valencia County for the majority of his life. After law school, Chance missed the open spaces Valencia County could provide and moved back to Valencia County with his wife and kids. Chance is a proud member of the community and enjoys participating in community events throughout Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and Peralta.
Chance started his legal career with the Branch Law Firm, where he managed a mass tort product liability litigation. Chance was trained by the late Turner Branch on mass tort claims and personally oversaw the handling of hundreds of product liability claims. After garnering invaluable experience at the Branch Law Firm and igniting his passion for helping injured victims, Chance decided to go to law school. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in May 2017. While in law school, Chance clerked for prominent and well respected injury attorneys, continuing his passion of serving injured victims in the State of New Mexico. After law school, Chance continued his passion of helping individuals injured because of the negligence of others. In time, Chance decided to grow his experience and knowledge and worked for a highly esteemed Civil Defense firm where Chance helped to defend the insurance companies he had devoted much of his career fighting. Chance was able to learn from some truly great attorneys and learned the ins and outs of the insurance industry, which gave Chance the tools and experience to set him apart from other attorneys and better represent injured victims in the State of New Mexico. After working on the Civil Defense side, Chance was selected for his high integrity to staff the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission. Chance spent the next few years attempting to grow public confidence in the judiciary by ensuring the New Mexico judiciary met the high ethical standards required of it by the Code of Judicial Conduct. However, Chance's passion for helping injured victims throughout the State of New Mexico never diminished and after working with Shane Maier in the past, decided to join Shane in the constant pursuit of justice on behalf of injured victims throughout the State of New Mexico.
Chance's experience includes obtaining successful verdicts at trial for injured victims in the State of New Mexico and providing great results for his clients. Chance handles some of the most complex civil claims in New Mexico including trucking accidents, construction defect claims, design defect claims, product liability claims, civil rights abuses, medical malpractice cases and insurance bad faith claims.
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