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Mark John Caruso

About me

     Mark Caruso is a 1982 graduate with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law in California.  He was licensed as an attorney in California in 1982, and he was licensed as an attorney in New Mexico since 1987.  Caruso Law Offices exclusively represents individuals with claims against insurance companies and large corporations. By only handling one type of case--personal injury--we can focus our entire law practice on helping those who are injured as a result of the negligence of another person or corporation.

     As a former insurance company attorney with over 32 years of experience,  personal injury Attorney Mark Caruso knows the "ins-and-outs" of the insurance claims practice.  He will help you get the most money possible on your personal injury claim. As an insurance company attorney, Caruso's job was to find ways to pay people as little as possible.  He now uses his experience to get you the most money possible as quickly as possible. Contact him at 505-883-5000 or at

     Our main office in Albuquerque is located at Montgomery and Carlisle and our west side office is located at Interstate 40 and Coors NW. We offer after-hours, weekend and home appointments.  All initial consultations with an attorney are free and without obligation.  We can also help you with transportation to/from our office.

      We offer a 29% discounted attorney fee rather than the higher 33% fee charged by most attorneys.  You get a former insurance company attorney with over 30 years experience and pay only 29% fee. We handle all property damage claims for free.

     Because Caruso Law Office's entire staff only handles personal injury claims, we focus our entire practice on one area of law.  Our staff has been personally trained by Mark Caruso, and our computer case management system is the best in the legal industry.  That's why we get such high ratings from our clients after we settle their personal injury claim.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
    35 years, 15 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 22%
    35 years, 15 thousand cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    35 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 12%
    35 years, 50 cases
  5. Trucking Accident: 11%
    35 years, 500 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Mr. Caruso. He is clearly knowledgeable in this area of the law and has the unique experience of being involved in the insurance industry for many years. He is committed to providing his clients with the best legal representation possible.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James P. Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Caruso has over 30 years of experience specializing in personal injury work. As a former insurance company attorney he knows how insurance companies handle these claims, and that provides a very valuable perspective for clients. Although he is relatively new to Avvo, Mr. Caruso is an experienced advocate for families dealing with damage and loss. This is the kind of person you want on your side if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself or a loved one in these circumstances. James Frederick


    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Caruso Law Offices, PC--West Side Office

2929 Coors NW
Suite #310E
Albuquerque, NM, 87120



NMAuthorized to practice law198707/06/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who in America2016
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2016
BV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client Distinction Award 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com2016
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Lead Counsel in Personal Injury and Wrongful DeathLead Counsel Rated2016
100/100 Consumer RatingMerchant Circle2016
Client Distinction Award 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com2016
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaOutstanding Young Men Publication2011
Lawyer of the YearNevada Fen-Phen Survivors Association2006
Platinum Award--AttorneyFree Enterprise Advocates1995
Aide de CampState of New Mexico, Lt. Governor Award1990
Dean's List HonorsPepperdine University School of Law1982
Honors ScholarshipPepperdine University School of Law1982
Cum Laude HonorsPepperdine University School of Law1982
Honor BoardPepperdine University School of Law1982
American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative LawAmJur Award--Administrative Law1981
American Jurisprudence Award in Labor LawAmJur Award--Labor Law1980
Magna Cum Laude HonorsPepperdine University1979
Honors ScholarshipPepperdine University1979
Dean's List HonorsPepperdine University1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerCaruso Law Offices, PC1982 - Present
Court Appointed Mediator, by judicial appointment,Second Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico2008 - 2016
Court Appointed Arbitrator, by judicial appointment,Second Judicial District, State of New Mexico2008 - 2016
State Representative, District 23New Mexico Legislature1991 - 1995
Senior PartnerCaruso Law Offices, PC--New Mexico1987 - 2016
Executive DirectorNew Mexico Citizens for Right to Work1985 - 1987
Executive DirectorOklahoma Freedom to Work Committee1985 - 1987
Campaign ManagerBeau Boulter for United States Congress1983 - 1984
Associate AttorneyBeau Boulter, Attorney at Law1983 - 1984
Law ClerkU.S. Federal Trade Commission1980 - 1982
Motorcaid DriverRonald Reagan for President1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Mexico Massage Therapy BoardMember2015 - Present
NM Better Business BureauAccredited Business Member--A+ Rating2012 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLife Member2012 - Present
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (NM-MADD)Attorney Advisory Committee2011 - Present
Legacy Endowment CommitteeBoard Member2011 - Present
NM Municipal Boundary CommissionCommission Member2011 - Present
Legacy ChurchLeadership2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaLicensed1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaLicensed1995 - Present
United States District Court for the State of New MexicoLicensed1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
New Mexico Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Martindale-Hubbell RatedAttorney Member1987 - Present
State Bar of New MexicoMember1987 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitLicensed1987 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitLicensed1983 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaLicensed1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present
Attorneys for RomneyLegal Strike Team Area Leader2012 - 2012
Republican Party of New MexicoElection Day Voter Integrity Attorney2010 - 2010
Parents for Quality EducationChairman2010 - 2012
New Mexico Medical-Legal PanelState Bar President Appointee2002 - 2008
Republican National CommitteeAlternate Delegate, Republican National Convention 19981998 - 1998
Republican National CommitteeAlternate Delegate, Republican National Convention 19941994 - 1994
New Mexico House of RepresentativesState Representative1991 - 1995
New Mexico Legislature, Judiciary, Courts and Corrections Oversight CommitteeState Representative1991 - 1995
New Mexico House of RepresentativesState Representative, House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee1991 - 1995
New Mexico House of RepresentativesState Representative, House Labor Committee1991 - 1995
New Mexico House of RepresentativesState Representative, House Judiciary Committee1991 - 1995
New Mexico Legislature, Worker's Compensation Oversight CommitteeState Representative1990 - 1995
New Mexico Municipal Boundary CommissionChairman1988 - 1991
New Mexico Citizens for Right to WorkRegistered Lobbyist1985 - 1987
Oklahoma Freedom to Work CommitteeRegistered Lobbyist1985 - 1987
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1982 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pauline Espinoza for the Estate of Mark Espinoza$1.2 million Policy Limits
Elizabeth Holguin v. Small SmilesConfidential Settlement
Jimmy Joe Gonzales v. Wyeth PharmaceuticalsConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Mexico Truck Accident AttorneysNew Mexico Truck Accident Attorneys2015
AlbuquerqueAccidentAttorney.blogspot.comAlbuquerque Accident Attorney Blog2013
CLO Legal MarketingCar Accidents and Personal Injury Manual2002
CLO Legal MarketingDiet Drug Litigation Manual1998
Southern California Breast Implant Litigation GroupThe Do's and Don'ts of Breast Implant Litigation1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of Trial AdvocacyLitigationTrial Lawyers Association1988
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude honors1982
Pepperdine UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS magna cum laude honors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vehicular Accidents and Personal InjuriesOut-Smart the Insurance Company Adjuster!2013
New Mexico Car Wreck Symposium, AlbuquerqueYour Rights After A New Mexico Car Wreck2012
Regional Diet Drug Update and Symposium CLEYour Rights Under the National Diet Drug Settlement2002
New Mexico Fen-Phen Support Group Legal Symposium CLEDiet Drug Litigation1997
Albuquerque Breast Implant Support Group Legal SymposiumBreast Implant Litigation1993
Summer Conference CLEBreast Implant Litigation1991
Breast Implant Litigation Update and CLEClass Action or Private Litigation?1991