Caring and Competent Representation Across New Mexico

Joleen K. Youngers



Joleen K. Youngers is a trial attorney and the owner of Youngers Law, PA. Her practice focuses on cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, civil rights, sexual abuse, discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblowing. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Youngers serves as a personal representative in multiple wrongful death claims as a guardian ad litem for children and incompetent persons in personal injury and civil rights litigation.

Ms. Youngers has been selected to Super Lawyers for many consecutive years. She has been designated by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as a Top One Percent Member.

While Ms. Youngers spends most of her time litigating, she also frequently teaches trial advocacy and Continuing Legal Education courses for law students and trial lawyers. Ms. Youngers instructs in multiple public and private National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) trial practice and deposition skills classes each year, to include programs around the United States and in programs as far away as Japan. She often serves as an adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico School of Law trial advocacy program, working with students as both a coach and lecturer on trial skills. Ms. Youngers is a member of the board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), and she chairs the NMTLA Annual Tort Seminar, which is a continuing legal education program for those in the legal field.

Ms. Youngers is a tenacious litigator. She draws on breadth of legal knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and to present a clear and comprehensive strategy to seek justice. Ms. Youngers is charismatic and excels when thinking on her feet, which makes her formidable in a courtroom. She practices law with a strong backbone and a big heart, and she is true advocate for her clients.  

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Motor Vehicle Accidents (for the injured)
  • Wrongful Death (for the survivors)
  • Employment Law (for employees)
  • Civil Rights (for the victims)
  • Discrimination (for the victims)
  • Sexual Assault (for student athletes and others)
  • Sexual Harassment (for the victims)
  • Premises Liability (for the injured)
  • Negligent Security (for the victims of crime on an unsafe premises)
  • Medical Malpractice (for the victims)


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Tort Scholar Award
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • M.A.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Graduated with High Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Present


  • Selected to Southwest Super Lawyers - Joleen K. Youngers - 2013 - Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers - 2014 - Present
  • Top 1% - National Association of Distinguished Counsel - 2015 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Trial Skills, Nation Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2002 to Present
  • Deposition Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2004 to Present
  • Women in Trial, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2022 to Present
  • Women in Trial, San Francisco Bar Association, 2018 to 2019
  • Evidence and Trial Practice, UNM School of Law, 2018 to 2022


  • English