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Donald F. Kochersberger III

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Donald F. Kochersberger is a Member of the firm and has been with BLSW since 2005. His practice emphasizes complex litigation matters, including shareholder, member and partner disputes, contracts, business tort, unfair practices, restrictive covenant and non-compete agreements, employee theft and misconduct cases, and customer and vendor disputes. Mr. Kochersberger has served as counsel for a number of local, regional and national companies, as well as individuals engaged in business disputes.  Mr. Kochersberger also represents clients accused of malfeasance in criminal courts, as well as administrative proceedings.

martindale hubble preeminent lawyer logoMr. Kochersberger has substantial trial experience in the state and federal courts.  Prior to joining the firm, he managed another Albuquerque law firm focusing his efforts on the defense of individuals accused of serious crimes.  He was appointed by the State of New Mexico to represent hundreds of criminal defendants through the first seven years of his practice of law, and tried dozens of those cases to juries in New Mexico. He has also been a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico for more than ten years. Recognized as a preeminent lawyer by his peers, he has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV.  Mr. Kochersberger is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Mexico and the State of Texas.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Kochersberger has valuable experience in business and medicine, which he applies to his cases.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kochersberger was a paramedic in the inner city of Buffalo, New York.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    4 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    4 years
  3. Business: 10%
    4 years



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  • Mary Martha Chicoski

    I endorse Don. He is a sharp, intelligent, and zealous attorney. We were on opposing sides many years ago, and I remember him to be professional and courteous while providing excellent representation for his client.


    Mary Chicoski Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Donald F. Harris

    I endorse this lawyer. Great business lawyer. Helps business owners solve legal problems economically.


    Donald Harris Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

320 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 610
Albuquerque, NM, 87102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201310/19/2015
NMAuthorized to practice law199811/30/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member AttorneyBusiness Law Southwest LLC2005 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs., LLC, 2014-NMCA-036The client won his appeal
Silva v. Auto Werkz LLC D-0202-CV-02012-04673The client won the trial and was awarded costs
Maher v. FastBucks D-0202-02006-06928The client won the trial and was awarded costs
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Publication nameTitleDate
Navigating the Complexities of Leisure and Hospitality LawThe Business of Leisure: Considerations When Purchasing Property2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Business Legal WorkshopContract formation and enforcement2014
CLE PreserntationContracts2014
CLE PresentationEntity Formation2013
Small Business ForumBusiness Break-ups2012