New Mexico is a southwestern state whose economy has long been dominated by oil drilling, lumber milling, and mineral extractions. The state has a small population inhabiting a large geographic area, and throughout those wide-open spaces, there have been multiple sites responsible for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses among the state’s population.
New Mexico is ranked 37th in the U.S. for mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths, with a total of 232 people whose death was blamed on asbestos between 1979 and 2000 and 224 between 1999 and 2013. The most common sources of asbestos exposure reported by mesothelioma victims came from the state’s oil refineries and military bases, as well as its power plants, chemical companies, and paper mills. Industrial settings like these and many others were constructed using asbestos for both insulation and strength. The state also has a significant amount of natural asbestos deposits and received a significant amount of raw asbestos from Libby, Montana.
When exposure to asbestos results in a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, victims are well-served by having easy access to a highly qualified attorney who understands the various intricacies and challenges of pursuing legal actions against asbestos companies. For those who live in New Mexico, one of the most highly respected mesothelioma law firms in the country provides aggressive, results-oriented representation out of their Santa Fe office. Black Law Group has a well-deserved reputation for tenacious advocacy and innovative strategies focused on accomplishing a single-minded goal: getting the highest possible compensation and best possible outcome for their clients.
Over his twenty-year career, John Black has dedicated himself to working on behalf of those who’ve been the victims of harm, and this includes those who have suffered as a result of exposure to asbestos. Though he is particularly accessible to victims who live in New Mexico, he has earned a national reputation for successfully representing mesothelioma victims, and has been honored as a Super Lawyer for the last several years. He established Black Law Group LLC in 2015 and has represented clients in numerous significant cases, winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on their behalf.
505 Cerillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico
John earned his undergraduate degree with honors at the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree at the University of Texas Law School. He holds bar admissions in the states of New Mexico and Texas, and has court admissions for the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.