Mr. Wertz received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of New Mexico in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006.

He is admitted to practice before all New Mexico state courts and is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. Mr. Wertz previously worked for two years as an assistant district attorney in New Mexico. At Hoffman Kelley Lopez, Mr. Wertz's practice is devoted to the representation of insurance carriers, self-insured entities, and employers in workers' compensation proceedings before the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration.