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Donald F. Kochersberger III

Litigation Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   4 reviews
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 10 years
    New Mexico - NM 26 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donald

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Practice areas

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.

Mr. 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.


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Donald F. Kochersberger III
320 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 610
Albuquerque, NM, 87102


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Charles | May 1, 2012
Knowledgeable, Professional and Diligent
I am the President and CEO of a consumer finance organization with numerous branches throughout the United States. We hired Don to litigate several cases for us over the last seven years. Most recently he has been defending the company admirably in a case filed against us by the New Mexico Attorney General. The case has lasted more than three years and we recently completed a two-week trial. Having been present for the duration, I can say unequivocally that Don and the other lawyers from the firm were remarkable. We have consistently received excellent advice, prompt attention and reliable representation in all of our endeavors in New Mexico. I wholeheartedly recommend Don and the lawyers from SKM.
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Posted by Michael | May 2, 2012
Donald F. Kochersberger, III, Attorney
I am a physician practicing in New Mexico. I am also an engineer and CEO of serveral related corporations. Mr. Kochersberger has been my primary personal and corpororate attorney for a number of years. He provides ongoing legal advice, guidance, and assistance for me in an expert manner. He has litigated several cases for me and has won them all. Not only is Mr. Kochersberger an accomplished attorney but he interacts with me in an attentive and personable manner. I have come to rely on Mr. Kochersberger as an extreemly skilled and effective attorney and I can highly recommend his professional services without hesitation.
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Posted by Matthew | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Donald was very helpful, and has vast expertise as an attorney. I highly recommend him for any case where debating and litigation is needed. Thank you once again Donald for your help.
Posted by Nasib | May 1, 2012
Corporate and Personal Experience with Don
I am CEO of a dynamic company that manufactures and distributes products worldwide to the duty free and travel retail industry. For the past six years I have relied on Don Kochersberger and his business law expertise to guide me through many business related legal processes, including a variety of contracts, settling issues and disputes with outside contractors, and structuring in house employment agreements. As a litigator, Don is very thorough, and I have experienced the positive results from his meticulous preparation and research. In addition, Don has offered excellent advice and suggestions that have saved time and money. I highly recommend Don Kochersberger to any business or individual. Nasib [removed by Avvo staff] CEO [removed by Avvo staff]
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Member Attorney
  • Business Law Southwest LLC
  • 2005 - 2015


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs., LLC, 2014-NMCA-036
  • The client won his appeal
  • Silva v. Auto Werkz LLC D-0202-CV-02012-04673
  • The client won the trial and was awarded costs
  • Maher v. FastBucks D-0202-02006-06928
  • The client won the trial and was awarded costs


  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • Navigating the Complexities of Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • The Business of Leisure: Considerations When Purchasing Property
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Legal Workshop
  • Contract formation and enforcement
  • 2014
  • CLE Preserntation
  • Contracts
  • 2014
  • CLE Presentation
  • Entity Formation
  • 2013
  • Small Business Forum
  • Business Break-ups
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Donald
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Business Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great business lawyer. Helps business owners solve legal problems economically."
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Albuquerque Litigation Lawyer Donald F. Kochersberger III
Donald F. Kochersberger III
Litigation Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation