According to the article below, plaintiffs attorneys in New Mexico seek to file personal injury suits in the northern section of the state e.g., Santa Fe and Las Vegas. Apparently, northern jurors are more pro-plaintiff. New Mexico courts allow this form of venue shopping because plaintiff's can file their lawsuit where the incident occurred, where the injured party lived, or where the business is registered. Also, if it is a wrongful death case, the attorney can file the lawsuit in the city where the personal representative resides. The attorney can choose almost anyone to serve as the decedent's personal representative.
Albuquerque Journal: NM's venue statute makes shopping for juries legal