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Dusti Harvey



Albuquerque, NM






Dusti Harvey is the principal of the Harvey & Foote Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to forming her law firm, she directed all aspects of litigation as corporate counsel for a national nursing home chain for over six years. She was in charge of the Alternative Dispute Resolution program under the corporation's bankruptcy and traveled the United States mediating over 1,500 nursing home cases. She now devotes a significant portion of her practice advocating for the well-being of elderly individuals residing in nursing homes and lectures nationwide at seminars regarding nursing home neglect and abuse. Ms. Harvey also practiced law as an associated for a large civil defense firm with a focus on insurance defense, medical malpractice and automobile accidents.

Dusti Harvey is on the board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. She is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Women's Bar Association and the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.

Areas Of Practice

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Elder Law
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Medical Device Litigation
  • Trucking, Auto and Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Serious Injury or Death
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Patent and Trademark Infringement Litigation
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1996


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Honor Roll
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Who's Who: American Law Students, 1994-1996
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: Deans' List
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, 1990-1992
    • Honors: Dean of Students Award for Sororities, 1990-1992
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Communications

Published Works

  • Trends in New Mexico Law: Tort Claims Act - Liability of Law Enforcement Officers
  • New Mexico Law Review, 25 N.M.L. Rev. 329, Spring, 1995


  • Strategic Depositions: Who to Depose and When, American Association for Justice
  • Understanding and Using Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reports to Prove Your Client's Case: Lessons Learned in Nursing Home Cases, American Association for Justice
  • Settlement Strategies: Pushing the Right Buttons, Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, American Association for Justice
  • Advocating for Good Care While in a Nursing Home, Senior Centers throughout New Mexico
  • Causes of Action against Nursing Homes, Legal Referral for the Elderly Program
  • What to do if You Suspect Abuse in a Nursing Home, Kiwanis Clubs
  • Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One, Albuquerque Avitan
  • Using Nursing Home Records to Prove Liability, State Long Team Care Ombudsman
  • Common Types of Nursing Home Claims, State Bar of New Mexico, 2005 to 2005
  • Definition & Signs of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Home, State Bar of New Mexico, 2005 to 2005
  • Frequently Lectures State Agencies, Local Groups, and National Seminars About Nursing Home Issues, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2007
  • American Association for Justice, 2004
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Board Member, 2009 to 2009
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association, 2004 to 2004
  • National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, 2004
  • National Mock Trial Team, 1995 to 1996
  • Women's Law Caucus, President, 1994 to 1996
  • Junior League of Albuquerque, 1995 to 2004
  • Character Counts in the Workplace, 1997 to 1998

Past Employment Positions

  • Sun Healthcare Group, Legal Counsel, 1999 to 2005
  • Keleher & McLeod, Associate, 1995 to 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Junior League of Albuquerque, 1995 to 2004

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying Against Tort Reform in New Mexico


  • Spanish
  • German


  • Pi Beta Phi