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Bobbie Batley is a New Mexico Board Recognized Specialist in Divorce and Family Law, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Diplomat with the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and a trained Collaborative family law attorney. She is dedicated to helping her clients get through one of the most trying times of their life with the goal of reaching a better place emotionally and financially post-divorce. Bobbie embraces her cases with a thoughtful passion for each client’s individual needs and concerns. She then works diligently to create the best options for resolving the last chapter of their marriage.

A skilled trial lawyer who brings equal tenacity to the settlement table, Bobbie believes the best way to settle a case is to be prepared for trial. She also values Collaborative Divorce as a powerful option for her clients and offers advanced Collaborative techniques and interest-based negotiation skills.

Bobbie’s commitment to families is evident not only in her case work, but also in the time she spends working with organizations and within the Court system to decrease the animosity in family law and find solutions for families in transition.

The New Mexico native was born and raised in Farmington, and grew up in a family business. This experience gives her an intimate understanding of the dynamics in cases that involve family businesses. She represents business owners, their spouses and other high asset parties. Bobbie works with her clients and forensic experts and accountants to find creative solutions in cases involving a business. She also recognizes that privacy and discretion are a must in cases with high net worth individuals and business owners.

Bobbie is former Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Advancement of the American Legal System. This volunteer work and her national involvement with the American College of Family Trial Lawyers keeps Bobbie apprised of the most recent developments in family law across the country.

Location

  • 316 Osuna Road Northeast, Suite 301
    Albuquerque, NM 87107-5950

Education

  • University of New Mexico , J.D., graduated 1995
  • University of New Mexico, BA, graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico

Affiliations

  • Albuquerque Bar Association - Member, 1998-Present
  • Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group - Member, 2006-Present
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation - Member, Future Fund
  • American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers - Member, Technology Committee, 2011-Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Section Chair, 2017-2018
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Co-Chair, CLE Committee, 2008-2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Co-Chair, Congressional Relations Committee, 2005-2007
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Co-Chair, Member Benefit Development Committee, 2003-2011
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Council Representative, 2008-2012
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Graduate, Trial Advocacy Institute, 2001
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Host Committee, Santa Fe Meeting, 2006
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, 1998-Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, 50th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee, 2008
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, CLE Committee, 2004-2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, Custody Committee, 2002-2005
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, Families Matter Committee, 2008-2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, Long Range Planning Committee, 2007-2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, Nominating Committee, 2006-2007
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, SCOPE Committee, 2010 to 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member, Working Group on Early Interventions, 2008
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Members, Partners Committee, 2002-2005
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Secretary 2014-2015
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Vice Chair, Alimony Committee, 2003-2004
  • Collaborative Symposium Committee - Member, 2008-2011
  • Inns of Court - Four Corners American Inn of Court, 2997-1998
  • Inns of Court - Stephen E. Sprague Family Law Inn of Court, 1998-2003
  • Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Honoring Families Initiative - Advisory Committee Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - Member, 2006-Present
  • Kiva Collaborative Practice Group - Member, 2007-Present
  • Leadership New Mexico Connect Program - Member, Alumni and Curriculum Committee
  • New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group - Board Member, 2007-2010
  • New Mexico State Bar Association - Member, Judicial Nominating Commission 2nd Judicial District, 2007
  • New Mexico State Bar Association - Participant, Leadership Training Institute, 2001
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Family Law Section - Co-Chair, CLE Committee, 2000-2001
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Family Law Section - Co-Chair, Family Law Institute, 2001
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division - Liaison, Family Law Section, 2001-2002
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division - Member, 1996-2006
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division - Participant, Law Day Call-In Program, Multiple Years
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association - Member, 1998-Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Collaborative Law: Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Collaborative Law: Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Collaborative Law: Family Law, Albuquerque (2023)
  • Family Law, Albuquerque (2021)
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law, Albuquerque (2020)
  • Family Law, Albuquerque (2018)
  • Family Law, Albuquerque (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law

Special Focus

  • Alimony
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Community Property
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Litigation
  • Marital Settlement Agreements

Awards:

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Outstanding Contribution Award, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Trained Collaborative Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • Best Lawyers New Mexico Lawyer of the Year for Family Law 2012
  • Advisory Board Member to the IAALS Honoring Families Initiative, 2011-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent Attorney, 2011-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms, 2011-Present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • US News Best Lawyers Tier 1 Family Law Firm, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow, 2009-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present
  • New Mexico Business Weekly Best of the Bar for New Mexico, 2011
  • Board Recognized Family Law Specialist for State of New Mexico, 2004-Present
  • Admitted to US District Court for the District of New Mexico 1999
  • Admitted to State Bar of New Mexico, 1996

Associate Attroney

Cardin & Parmley, PA, Farmington, New Mexico, March 1996 - May 1998

Solo Practitioner

Roberta Batley, LLC., Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1998 - August 2001

Partner

Brock & Batley, PC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 2001 - March 2003

Shareholder

Little, Gilman-Tepper, and Batley, PA, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2003 - Present

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