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Jerry Wertheim

Jerry Wertheim, American lawyer. Bar: New Mexico 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981, United States District Court New Mexico 1964, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1965. Recipient award for Outstanding Service to Judiciary, New Mexico Supreme Court, 1982.

Background

  • Wertheim, Jerry was born on October 11, 1938 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, United States. Son of Max Wertheim and Helen Nanna.

  • Education

    • Stanford University and University of New Mexico (Bachelor of Arts, with University honors, 1960). Georgetown University (Bachelor of Laws, 1964).

    Career

    • Worked at Jones, Snead, Wertheim, Wentworth & Jaramillo, P.A. (Santa Fe, New Mexico) specializing in General Civil and Criminal Practice including Trials and Appeals in State and Federal Courts. Personal Injury, Products Liability, Corporate, Antitrust, Business, Insurance, Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Family, Estate Planning and Probate, State Taxation, Administrative, Education, Intellectual Property, Motor Carrier Law and Telecommunications. Admitted to the bar, 1964, New Mexico, United States.

      District Court, District of New Mexico, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and United States. Supreme Court.

      Phi Kappa Phi.

      Staff Member, Georgetown Law Journal, 1962. Recipient: New Mexico State Bar Service Award, 1971. New Mexico State Bar Outstanding Service Award, 1974.

      NEA-New Mexico Honor Award for Outstanding Service to Teaching Profession, 1975. New Mexico Supreme Court Award for Outstanding Service to the Judiciary, 1982. New Mexico State Bar Outstanding Contribution Award, 1983 and 1984.

      Assistant Attorney General, New Mexico, 1964-1965. Member, Supreme Court, Rules of Evidence Committee, 1972-1993. Member, Supreme Court Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 1993—.

      Member, Advisory Group, United Stated District Court, District of New Mexico, under the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, 1992-1994. Member: State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, Advisory Opinions Committee, 1968-1976). New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.

      The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, ATLA-ALI Committee). American Board of Trial Advocates. American Law Institute.

      Bar Association for the United States. District Court for New Mexico (President, 1996—). The firm of JONES, SNEAD, WERTHEIM, WENTWORTH & JARAMILLO, P.A. (The Jones Firm) was initially founded by O. Russell Jones in 1948.

      It has maintained a general practice handling a wide variety of legal matters ranging from legal problems of individuals to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has handled intellectual property matters for more than 30 years. In the mid 1980's, it handled one of the largest antitrust class actions in the history of the State of New Mexico, while also handling one of the largest single plaintiff's commercial cases in the history of New Mexico.

      In the late 1980s, it represented an heir of an internationally renowned artist in a will contest, successfully settling the contest by requiring the transfer of the bulk of that artist's art to museums and other charitable institutions. In the 1990's it has handled a number of significant personal injury, wrongful death and product liability suits involving Fortune 500 companies. These matters include Federal "Daubert" hearings.

      The scope of its practice includes corporate, business, estate, administrative, real estate law and litigation.

    Membership

    Member, Supreme Court, Rules of Evidence Committee, 1972-1993. Member, Supreme Court Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 1993—. Member, Advisory Group, United Stated District Court, District of New Mexico, under the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, 1992-1994.

    Member: State Bar of New Mexico (Chairman, Advisory Opinions Committee, 1968-1976). New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, ATLA-ALI Committee).

    American Board of Trial Advocates. American Law Institute. Bar Association for the United States.

    District Court for New Mexico (President, 1996—).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Carole May, August 20, 1960. Children: Jerry Todd, John Vincent.
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