Dathan Weems

  • Trinity University, Cum Laude
  • UNM Law School, Cum Laude

Born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, Dathan is a fourth-generation attorney. Practicing since 2002, Dathan specializes in trial practice and represents injured people and their families in all of the ways a person can get injured, including, trucking accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.  Especially important to Dathan is the work he and Weems Hazen Law do for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence by suing assailants and contributing parties regardless of whether there is a likely recovery.

Dathan’s commitment to the practice of law includes teaching mediation, negotiation, and client counseling at the University School of Law. Lawyers serve their clients best when they offer them every path to resolve their conflict and Dathan is committed to bring a full array of skills to Weems Hazen Law clients.

Dathan holds dozens of certifications, memberships, and recognitions for trial practice and dispute resolution from entities including the the American Association for Justice, National Trial Lawyers, New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Harvard Law School, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, National Crime Victims Bar Association, and the University of New Mexico School of Law. In addition, Dathan is a proud alumnus of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Since his college years, Dathan has been committed to the health and well-being of the people of Albuquerque. In 2013, he founded Albuquerque Involved, a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers and philanthropists to local nonprofits via service work and grants. He also  serves on the board of Paws and Stripes, an organization dedicated to assisting services members living with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and who are survivors of military sexual trauma. Dathan also serves on the Mayor of Albuquerque’s Commission for Volunteerism and the NM State Bar ADR Commission.

Above all, Dathan’s favorite activity involves time with his family. He enjoys supporting his children in their pursuits or finding quiet time to watch movies and play board games with them at home . . . unless New Mexico United has a home game because he rarely misses a moment to cheer “Somos Unidos!


  • National Trial Lawyers, Diplomat
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Sustaining Member
  • American Association for Justice Member
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Practice Certification
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Advocacy Certification
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • US District Court, District of New Mexico, Admission
  • US District Court, District of Colorado, Admission
  • US District Court, District of Northern Texas, Admission
  • New Mexico State Bar Family Law Section
  • New Mexico State Bar Small and Solo Law Firm Section
  • New Mexico State Bar Trial Practice Section


  • Albuquerque Involved – Founder & Board Chairperson – ABQInvolved.org
  • Paws and Stripes – Board Chairperson – PawsAndStripes.org
  • Mayor of Albuquerque Volunteer Advisory Board
  • UNM School of Law Adjunct Professor Teaching Mediation (every semester)
  • UNM School of Law Annual ABA Negotiation Competition Coach
  • UNM School of Law Annual ABA Client Counseling Competition Coach
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee


  • Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year, Association of Fundraising Professionals of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation Future Fund
  • United Way Young Leaders Society
  • Mediation Academy Instructor, United Kingdom
  • Volunteer basketball coach
  • New Mexico Mediation Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico Leadership Academy
  • Oliver Seth Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award
  • Trinity University Albuquerque Alumni Chapter
  • Metropolitan Court Mediation Program, Volunteer Mediator

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