Dusti  Harvey

Harvey & Foote Law Firm
Harvey & Foote Law Firm
9202 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 United States
(505) 633-8579

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


Medication Error Cases: Fundamentals of a Nursing Home Case Webinar Series, July 2020

Standards of Care During a Pandemic: What’s Changed? April 2020

Nursing Home Litigation College: From Intake to Resolution, May 2019

Maximizing Damages for The Elderly and Minors, April 2019

Starting your Own Law Firm From A to Z, New Mexico Bar Convention, July 2018

Who to Sue and Why, April 2017

Post judgment Remedies in Second Judicial District Court, December 2016

Nursing Home Litigation, Fundamentals Seminar, October 2016

Trials and Tribulations: Handling Particularly Sticky Issues in Discovery, Trial and Post-Settlement, June 2016

Pressure Sores in Nursing Home Settings, AAJ National Convention, June 2015

2015 Nursing Home Boot Camp. May 2015

Caregiver Testimony: The Key to Your Case, April 2013

Arbitration Agreements: Current State of the Law and How These Affect Mediation, March 2011

Infection Cases: What Causes of Action are Viable and How to Prove, January 2011

F-Tags: Clues to Nursing Home Abuse, October 2010

An Update on Arbitration, April 2010

New Corporate Structure and Insurance: It’s by Design, AAJ National Convention, July 2009

Cost Reports: More than Just Numbers, June 2009

Strategic Depositions: Who to Depose and When, March 2009

Understanding and Using Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reports to Prove Your Client’s Case: Lessons Learned in Nursing Home Cases, February 2008

Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Home cases, September 2007

Obtaining and Using Nursing Home Surveys, February 2007

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

Definition & Signs of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Home, State Bar of New Mexico, 2005

Frequently Lectures State Agencies, Local Groups, and National Seminars About Nursing Home Issues, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2007 - Present

American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present

American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Board Member, 2009 - Present

American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, President, 2013 to 2014

New Mexico Women's Bar Association, 2004 - Present

National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, 2004 - Present

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





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