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Professor Ted Occhialino

Ted Occhialino

Emeritus Professor of Law
B.A. 1964, Siena College
J.D. 1967, Georgetown University
Member of the New Mexico and New York Bars

Contact Information

 Ph.: 505-277-3017
 Office: 3122


Ted Occhialino graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1967, and immediately turned to teaching. After a year as a teaching fellow at Boston College Law School, he then taught at Syracuse University College of Law until joining the UNM law faculty in 1977. He has focused his teaching and writing on civil procedure and torts. He also frequently teaches Continuing Legal Education programs and is a long-time member of the New Mexico Supreme Court's Rules of Civil Procedure Committee. Both of his daughters are graduates of the UNM School of Law and his son is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School.

Although he took emeritus status in 2012, he continues to teach half-time at the law school.




Examining the Spectrum of Noneconomic Harm: An Introduction, 35 N.M. L. Rev. 391 (2005).

Bartlett Revisited: New Mexico Tort Law Twenty Years After the Abolition of Joint and Several Liability - Part One, 33 N.M. L. Rev. 1 (2003).

Bartlett Revisited: The Impact of Several Liability on Pretrial Procedure in New Mexico - Part Two, 35 N.M. L. Rev. 37 (2005).

Herding Cats: Improving Law School Teaching, 49 J. LEGAL EDUC. 256 (1999) (co-authored with Simon & Fried).

Civil Procedure, in ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA (co-authored with Herzog).

Representing Mexican Clients in U.S. Courts in Claims of Liability in Industrial Accidents, 4 U.S.-MEX. L.J. 147 (1996).

Statutory Adoption of Several Liability in New Mexico: A Commentary and Quasi-Legislative History, 18 N.M. L. REV. 483 (1989) (co-authored with Schultz).

The Impact of Non-Mutual Collateral Estoppel on Tort Litigation Involving Several Liability, 18 N.M. L. REV. 559 (1989).

Motion Practice in the District Courts, 16 N.M. TRIAL LAW. 215 (1988) (co-authored with Deaton).

Procedural Ramifications of the Bartlett Decision Abolishing Joint and Several Liability, 9 N.M. TRIAL LAW. 37 (1986).

Proper Venue in Personal Injury Actions: The Impact of Frost, 8 N.M. TRIAL LAW. 95 (1985).

Separation of Powers in New Mexico: The Rule-making Power of the New Mexico Supreme Court, 15 N.M. L. REV. 407 (1985).

National Products Liability Law: The Impact on New Mexico Law, 7 N.M. TRIAL LAW. (1984).

Annual Survey of New Mexico Civil Procedure, 14 N.M. L. REV. 17 (1984).

Annual Survey of New Mexico Civil Procedure, 13 N.M. L. REV. 251 (1983).

Annual Survey of New Mexico Civil Procedure, 12 N.M. L. REV. 98 (1982).

Statute and Comments-Article 14, Civil Procedure Law and Rules, MCKINNEY'S SESSION LAWS NEWS OF NEW YORK, Mar. 10, 1974, at A-17 ff.

Contribution, 19 REP. JUD. CONF. ST. N.Y. 217 (1974).