Stanford University (B.A. with honors and distinction 1984)
New York University (J.D., 1988). Senior Articles Editor, New York University Review of Law and Social Change, 1987-1988.
PRO BONO WORK: Mr. Wertheim devotes significant time to pro bono work. He represented, along with other dedicated counsel, many New Mexico religious leaders in a writ petition before the New Mexico Supreme Court to protect the religious rights of potential jurors in death penalty cases. He also has represented the Democratic Party of New Mexico in a writ petition before the New Mexico Supreme Court to attempt to increase ballot access for minorities and the elderly.
MEMBER: State Bar of New Mexico (Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1995-1996); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Chair, Amicus Committee, Co-chair, Death Penalty Committee); American Association of Justice; New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.