Profile

Name

Victor Titus

Firm

Titus & Murphy Law Firm

Firm Website

https://www.titusmurphylawfirm.com

Phone

(505) 326-6503

Address

4300 E 30Th St

City

Farmington

State

NM

Zip

87402

Bio

Practicing law in San Juan County for 38 years- 23 years selected to Best Lawyers in America- Who’s Who in American Law 15 straight years- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico 10 straight years.

2018 WILL MARK 38 YEARS VICTOR A. TITUS HAS PRACTICED LAW IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. HE AND HIS PARTNERS, STEVE MURPHY, TYSON K. GOBBLE, AND SHELLIE PATSCHECK CONTINUE TO REPRESENT AND TRY THE MOST HIGH PROFILE CASES INCLUDING REPRESENTING JUDGES AND POLICE WHEN THE SYSTEM TURNS ON THEM.

The Titus and Murphy Law Firm has a reputation for being aggressive but fair, fearless but practical, passionate yet relentless in the pursuit of justice for the people and causes they take on. They believe that no good cause should fail for lack of a zealous advocate, nor any evil to go unchallenged.

Let Victor A. Titus and the Titus and Murphy Law Firm speak to you about the cause or case that is near to your heart or important to you and your family. Titus and Murphy should be the one to call in Northwest New Mexico, but don’t base your choice of a lawyer on this website alone. The best advertising comes from past results. Don’t rely on an internet posting to pick your lawyer. Ask your friends and family, your neighbors, or acquaintances who have used a local lawyer in the past. They are the best source of referral.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1981

May – Graduated University of Missouri Law School
October – Admitted to New Mexico Bar

1982

June – First Published Court of Appeals decision ( Personal Injury Case )
July – Becomes partner in Faurot & Titus Law Firm in Farmington, New Mexico

1983

Attends National College of Advocacy and Nation Institute for Trial Advocacy

1984

April 28 – Marries Deborah Carpenter
First published Court of Appeals decision ( Worker’s Compensation Case )
December – Given County Bar Distinguished Service Award

1985

June – Named County Bar President
Leaves Faurot & Titus to open solo law practice

1986

March 10 – Daughter Jacquelynn born in Farmington, New Mexico
July – Becomes a member of Board of Directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers

1987

July- First criminal Jury Trial – ( Acquittal )

1988

May – First Seminar Presentation on Worker’s Compensation Law

1989

March – Hires Curtis Gurley as Associate

1990

Named Editor – New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal
Important published Decision Court of Appeals on Alimony Case
Tenth Jury Trial

1991

July- Forms Titus & Gurley Law Firm
July – First published article on Worker’s Compensation Law

1992

August – Hires Steven Murphy as Associate
Becomes Contrast Public Defender on 4 year contract
Church’s v. Hansen – Important Court of Appeals decision in Workers Compensation Law

1993

April – 20th Jury Trial
June – Curtis Gurley leaves Titus & Gurley
July – Named President of New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
August – Forms Titus & Murphy Law Firm

1994

April 4 – Monica Dunn dies of shot gun blast
April 30 – Husband Paul Dunn charged with Murder
December 12 – Dunn acquitted after 10 day Jury trial in Gallup, New Mexico
December 31 – Dunn trial named top story of the year in Farmington,  New Mexico

1995

March – Named to Best Lawyers in America for First Time; one of only two in Farmington ever so honored
April – 30th Jury Trial
August – Graduates from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College
September – Becomes Board Recognized Specialist – Worker’s Comp
Featured in book “Grave Accusations” and court TV Forensic Files Episode “Within Arms Reach” both on Paul Dunn Trial

1996

July – Named in Who’s Who in American Law for the first time
September – Becomes Board Recognized Specialist – Criminal Law

1997

June – Starts 5 year term on State Bar Attorney Disciplinary Board
August – Graduates National College for DUI defense at Harvard University

1998

April – 40th Jury Trial: Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Auto Accident Chiropractic Case in San Juan County history
September – Becomes Life Member – National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Reported Court of Appeals decision on Polygraph Evidence to Grand Jury

1999

First Reported Appellate Case in Colorado (lender liability)

2000

June – Named Best Lawyer in San Juan County by Daily Times Readers Poll
July – 50th Jury Trial

2001

April – Given AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell – their highest rating for law firms
Elected San Juan County Democratic Party Chair

2002

6 Jury Trials tried to verdict; numbers 54-59

2003

April – 60th Jury Trial

2004

February – Largest Auto Accident Jury Verdict in San Juan County History $1.5 million awarded against City of Farmington Police Department
November – Unsuccessful candidate for County Commission

2005

November – 25th Seminar Teaching Presentation ( Ethics/Professionalism)
Important Supreme Court decision on prior bad acts evidence in criminal trial

2006

June – Named to Board of Directors – New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers

2007

November – 70th Jury Trial – 25th Personal injury Jury Trial
Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Mexico by American Trial Lawyers Association

2008

50th Criminal Jury Trial

2009

Named in Southwest Super Lawyers – Worker’s Comp

2010

November – 80th Jury Trial
35th Seminar Presentation
Named US News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms

2011

Titus & Murphy named Best Law Firm in San Juan County by Daily times Readers Poll
83rd Jury Trial
Total Jury Trial days exceeds 35 weeks
Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico for fifth straight year
Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2011 ( 16th year )

2012

Published History of San Juan County Bench & Bar
Titus & Murphy selected Best Law Firm in San Juan County
National Law Journal Top Lawyer in New Mexico
Named Who’s Who in American Law for 15th Straight Year

2013

Selected to American College of Trial Lawyers; Limited to 1% of Lawyers in State, less than 50 in New Mexico
Lawyer of the Year in New Mexico for Worker’s Compensation Claims as Selected by Best Lawyers in New Mexico
Appellate decision in Hawkins v. McDonalds changes law in termination of Workers Comp Claim

2014

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10

2015

40th Appellate decision – Maez v. Riley allowed use of medical marijuana to be reimbursed from Work Comp Insurer
Best Lawyer in America – 20th Straight Year

2016

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Amicus Award for Dedication to Advancement of the Law

Workers Compensation Lawyers Top 25 American Trial Lawyers Association

2017

84th Jury Trial Charters v. Geico verdict for 4 times policy limits
American Society of Legal Associates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers top 25
Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Member
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 10th Year
Titus & Murphy Best Law Firms in New Mexico
Lawyer of Distinction Top 10% in USA – Civil Litigation

2018

Who’s Who Top Lawyer
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney 10 Best
Martindale Hubbell AV Pre Eminent; Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Americans Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement