A.B. 1976, Harvard College
M.A. 1978, University of London
J.D. 1982, University of New Mexico School of Law
Member New Mexico Bar
David Stout teaches in the first-year Elements of Legal Argumentation course. He was born and raised in Albuquerque and is a 1982 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. He has been a practicing lawyer for 28 years, following a two year clerkship with Judge Santiago E. Campos of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
He has represented the victims of injuries from the fault of others as well as those individuals who have been wrongfully abused by insurance companies. His primary areas of practice have included products liability, governmental torts and insurance related matters. He is listed in “Best Lawyers” in the areas of products liability, personal injury and insurance law.
Stout is a past president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. He has been involved in the association’s amicus curiae work for the past 20 years and has been directly involved in both the administration of the amicus committee and as a brief writer. He has been the chair of numerous Supreme Court committees, including the Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee and recently the Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Stout has taught legal ethics and insurance law with Maureen Sanders (`79) as an adjunct professor. He has been active in continuing legal education and has lectured extensively on practice-related topics, including expert testimony, professional conduct, insurance bad faith and many other subjects.