Barudin Law Firm, PC

Ted Barudin is the owner and founder of the Barudin Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an “av” rated Plaintiffs only litigation firm emphasizing personal injury, medical malpractice, and the Federal Tort Claims Act. Ted’s career has been representing native individuals and families in tribal, state, and federal court litigation. He attended the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce Law Center and received his juris doctorate in 1981. He also received a Master’s in Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a teacher in the Wisconsin Native American Teacher Corps Program from 1973-1978. Ted has litigated in federal, state, and tribal courts and in the Navajo Courts since 1983, where he was the former Solicitor to the Navajo Courts and editor of Volume 4 of the Navajo Reporter.

Ted has achieved numerous recognitions for his legal work and is Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards 1997-2022 and is recognized as Preeminent Rating – Judicial Edition. He is recognized in Super Lawyers of the Southwest 2012-2022; American Association of Justice (AAJ) Past Chair, Federal Tort Claims Act Section Board, and New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Board member.

Some of the cases Ted has prevailed in are: Andrew Frank, et. al. v. State of Alaska, Superior Court of Alaska (1982) Permanent injunction issued to allow Yupik Eskimo family to transfer a limited entry fishing permit; El Paso Electric Company, et. al. v. New Mexico PublicService Commission and New Mexico Attorney General, 103 N.M. 300 (New Mexico Supreme Court, 1985) Successful claim against utility to place advertising costs to be paid by the shareholders and not the ratepayers; California, et. al. v. Cabezon Band of Mission Indians, et. al.,Supreme Court of the United States, No. 85-1708, 480 U.S. 202, Amici Curiae, (February 25, 1988) Class III gaming allowed for tribes throughout the United States; Pueblo of Sandia v. Amrep Successful NPDES litigation under the Clean Water Act – Pueblo Sand Bar placed on the National Historic Preservation Act – National Register of Historic Places; Benalli v. First Financial Insurance, 7 Navajo Reporter (Navajo Supreme Court, 1997) Insurance Stacking permitted in the Navajo Nation; Betsuie v. United States of America, 65 F. Supp 2d 1218 (D.N.M 1999) Suit against the Indian Health Services for personal injury coverage; Murphy, et. a. v. United States of America, Civ. No. 1:17-cv-00384-JAP-JHR Medical malpractice against the United States (Indian Health Services) Trial and Judgment entered for $15,300,000 (1999-2021)

Ted is married to Ann Chavez Barudin (Kewa Pueblo) and they have three daughters and five grandchildren.