Joshua A. Allison

Josh Allison

Shareholder/Managing Director

Josh Allison graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law (Order of the Coif) in 2008. Prior to joining Sheehan & Sheehan, Mr. Allison clerked for Chief Justice Edward L. Chávez of the New Mexico Supreme Court and was an associate with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in their Orange County, California office.

Mr. Allison’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in construction-related disputes and insurance coverage issues. He also partners with Briggs F. Cheney, Of Counsel to the firm, in defending legal malpractice and other claims against lawyers. He also serves as outside general counsel to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority.

Mr. Allison’s relationship with the Sheehan firm began in June, 2006, as one of the firm’s law clerks. After practicing law in California for a time, he joined our firm as an associate in June 2010.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone: 505-247-0411
Fax: 505-842-8890

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Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Partnership Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • New Mexico, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2010


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. (summa cum laude) – 2008
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Millikin University
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1996
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Major: History

Authored Works

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif, 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Supreme Court of New Mexico, Chief Justice Edward L. Chávez, Judicial Law Clerk, 2008 – 2009
  • Sheehan, Sheehan & Stelzner, P.A. Albuquerque, NM, Law Clerk, 2006 – 2009
  • Albuquerque Opportunity Center for the Homeless, Albuquerque, NM, Executive Director, 2003 – 2005
  • New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, Albuquerque, NM, Contract Administration Department, 2000 – 2003
  • Council for Extended Care of Mentally Retarded Citizens, Homeless & Affordable Housing Specialist, St. Louis, MO, Case Manager, 1998 – 2000