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Joseph Shelley

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Joseph Shelley is an experienced litigation attorney with Righi Fitch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joe is a native New Mexican, having grown up in Clovis, New Mexico. Joe’s father worked as a railroad conductor for BNSF over 40 years instilling in Joe the value of hard work and determination from an early age. After graduating in 2017 from the University of New Mexico where he obtained his B.B.A in Finance, Joe ventured out of state and received his law degree from Texas Tech University in 2020. He is admitted to practice law in New Mexico, Texas, and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Joe concentrates his practice on the defense of civil lawsuits in the areas of wrongful death, premises liability, construction defect, and trucking and transportation. Joe’s civil litigation practice includes the defense of business owners, construction companies, and trucking companies and their drivers. He handles a wide variety of insurance defense cases ranging from personal automobile accidents to catastrophic injury and wrongful death.


  • Texas Tech University, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 2020
  • University of New Mexico, B.B.A. Finance 2017

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico 2022
  • U.S. District Court of New Mexico 2021
  • Texas 2020

Practice Areas

  • General Liability Insurance Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Transportation & Trucking
  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Arizona Office
    2999 N. 44th St.,
    Suite 215

    Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • New Mexico Office
    6100 Uptown Boulevard NE,
    Suite 530

    Albuquerque, NM 87110