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James E. Dory

James E. Dory

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

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About Me

As an experienced Attorney, I work with clients to draft Trusts and Wills, open and close probate proceedings, and assist them with trust and estate administration. I also draft any needed deeds to transfer property and prepare documents needed to transfer business interests. In addition to cases involving estate administration, I work on suits that involve state and federal constitutional questions.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    6 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    6 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    6 years
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 5%
    6 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • John Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills.


    John Fisher Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Armen Derek Gregorian

    I recently set up an Estate Plan for a client in California. She owned real property in New Mexico. Mr. Dory handled the transfer of that property to the California Trust for me. He was efficient, responsive, and accurate. I endorse this lawyer.


    Armen Gregorian Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Barnett Law Firm, P.A.

1905 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112


NMAuthorized to practice law200912/09/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Andrew W. MellonUniversity of New Mexico2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBARNETT LAW FIRM, P.A.2014 - Present
AttorneyDORY-GARDUNO LAW FIRM, LLC2009 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Mexico State BarN/A2009 - Present
The Real Property, Trust & Estate SectionN/A2009 - Present
The Real Property, Trust & Estate SectionN/A2009 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Richmond et al., v. OrtizWe prevailed at the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Powell v. State Canvassing BoardWe won our oral argument before the NM Supreme Court.

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Publication NameTitleDate
UNM Dissertation"The Forging of Castilian Law"2013
NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL REVIEW“The Adjudication of the Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant of 1766 and the Recopilación” .2012
NM State Historian Website"Governor Tomás Vélez Cachupín and the Grants to the Pueblos of Zía, Jémez, Santa Ana, and Cochiti"2008
Colonial Latin American Historical Review“The 1766 Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant: Authenticating a New Mexico Land Grant.“2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New MexicoHistoryPhD - Doctorate2013
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Saint Louis UniversityHistoryMA - Masters2002
University of New MexicoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fraternal Benefits PresentationEstate Planning, Trusts and Wills2015
Fraternal BenefitsTrusts and Wills2014
Fraternal BenefitsEstate Planning2014
Crusades SessionsFernado III and Castilian Law2014
NM State Land Grant Committee“The Legal Rights to the Common Lands in the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico.”2013
New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference"The Latin and Castilian Language Origins of the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico,"2013
End of Life DecisionsWills, Trusts, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives2013
Constitution DayU.S. Constitution2012