Mr. Beitler is a shareholder and director who practices in the Albuquerque office of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. His professional experience spanning 43 years has been devoted primarily to tort litigation with a heavy emphasis on medical malpractice defense. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout New Mexico and has extensive experience representing physicians and other healthcare providers before the New Mexico Medical Review Commission. Mr. Beitler has also represented physicians and nurses before the Medical and Nursing Boards, and has extensive experience as a mediator in medical malpractice matters and general tort litigation.
Mr. Beitler’s clients have included hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and a wide variety of other healthcare professionals. He has served as Chair of the State Bar’s Trial Practice Section and Health Law Section and Co-Chair of the State Bar’s Insurance Committee. Mr. Beitler has also served as a panel member for the New Mexico Medical Review Commission and previously served on the State Bar’s Medical-Legal Liaison Committee.
Mr. Beitler has achieved the highest Martindale Hubbell Rating, rated AV Preeminent, and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his experience and expertise in medical malpractice law-defendants, and personal injury litigation-defendants. Mr. Beitler was named Albuquerque Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2018 by Best Lawyers in America and Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2015 by Best Lawyers in America. He is also listed in Chambers U.S.A.-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his expertise and experience in litigation: Medical Malpractice and Insurance Defense, and he has been recognized in Southwest Super Lawyers for his expertise and experience in Personal Injury Defense: Medical. In 2009, Mr. Beitler was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s
“Best of the Bar” for 2009. Most recently, in 2022, Mr. Beitler was recognized as one of New Mexico’s most outstanding trial lawyers by being inducted into the New Mexico State Bar Association’s Roehl Circle of Honor for Trial Lawyers, an honor he regards as the highlight of his professional career.
Mr. Beitler attributes his successful tenure as a trial lawyer to his Christian faith, the love, support and encouragement of his wife and best friend, Carla, the love and support of his children and the mentorship and guidance of the many excellent trial lawyers with whom and against whom he has had the privilege to litigate.
- State Bar of New Mexico
- American Bar Association
- Albuquerque Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
- University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D. 1979)
- University of New Mexico (M.A. 1975)
- University of New Mexico (B.A. 1970)