Roberta Cooper Ramo - Modrall Sperling

Roberta Cooper Ramo

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mrs. Ramo was elected President of the American Bar Association in 1995-96, the first woman in history.  Mrs. Ramo became the President of The American Law Institute in May 2008.  Mrs. Ramo is  a member of an ABA Commission reviewing the Rules of Professional Responsibility. The United States Senate appointed her to co-chair the committee to review the United States Olympic Committee. She serves on Panels for the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. She serves on the Board of the Santa Fe Opera and  Think New Mexico.  She is an honorary member of the Bar of England and Wales and Gray's Inn.  She is a Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel She served as a Regent of the University of New Mexico from 1989-1995 and as President of the Board of Regents from 1991-1993.


  • University of Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1967
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1964, magna cum laude

Honorary Degrees

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Colorado
  • Doctor of Laws, The University of Denver
  • Doctor of Laws, Golden Gate University
  • Doctor of Laws, University of South Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1967
  • Texas, 1971
  • Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

University of Colorado at BoulderBA 1964University of ChicagoJ.D. 1967
American Law InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesAmerican College of Trust and Estate CounselAmerican Bar FoundationAlbuquerque Economic DevelopmentThink New MexicoSanta Fe OperaBoard of Regents, University of New Mexico

Client Comments

"Ms. Ramo is smart, attentive, and responsive."

Office Location

500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2168
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration of the Albuquerque Metro Area
Roberta Cooper Ramo has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

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