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Dorene Ann Kuffer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 16 years
    Illinois - IL 38 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Dorene

Learn Dorene’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%

  2. Child custody
    30%

  3. Family
    10%
    Parentage, CYFD cases, representation of foster parents.

There are many family law attorneys in New Mexico – but if you seek experience, talent, and unique options for paying your legal fees, then Dorene Kuffer and her team are one of the top choices.  With over 32 years of experience, Dorene Kuffer offers clients written cost estimates, and legal options.  She takes a problem-solving approach that focuses on keeping you out of court where possible, but will fiercely advocate for you if court is the only way.  She has tried hundreds of cases in New Mexico and is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Family Law.

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Location

Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer P.C.
500 4th Street NW
Suite 250
Albuquerque, NM, 87102

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Larry Kronen Family Law Case
Larry handled my case with care and compassion. He was always available and made prompt reply’s to any questions or concerns I had. This was one of the worst situations of my life and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but I would recommend Larry and Kuffer Law in any such predicament.
Posted by Mark | September 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
patience and wisdom
It was a difficult process due to the stunning intransigence of opposing counsel but Deacon's wise advice, persistence and patience got me through it. Communication was excellent.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm !
Thank you for taking care of me in the time of need . Very professional and Dan Walton is a great asset . Very smart and easy to talk to . Thank you from the bottom of my heart .
Posted by Michael | August 5, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer review
Mr. Walton worked very hard on my case, it showed the whole way through and because of him I get to see my daughter again! He was amazing during the hearings. His assertiveness and knowledge of the law was very impressive. I’m so thankful he was my lawyer.
Posted by Yvette | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
No doubt the best and most efficient Family Law Lawyer
My dearest Dorene, Sharon and James I cannot thank you enough for such rapidity, professionalism, friendly and definitely efficiency on our family adoption, you all have made us feel complete Thank you Thank you Merci Merci
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Our first experience was with James Deacon. He was responsive and held a Zoom call that answered our questions in depth and in terms that my mom and I could understand. He put us at ease with our concerns. After all of the documents were created, we met in person with the "team," and ALL were very friendly and welcoming. The whole experience from beginning to end was pleasant and done in a timely manner. I have already referred them to an acquaintance.
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Posted by Jessica | April 2, 2022
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Ms. Jessica Wood
Mr. Deacon took on my divorce after my initial representation needed to leave for personal reasons. Mr. Deacon was very professional and took on my divorce and parenting settlement quickly and efficiently. Mr. Deacon successfully and professionally dealt with the other party and was always prompt in his responses.
Posted by Randy Saiz | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I was very happy with Daniel Waltons servicse I recaamend the law office of Dorene A kuffer very nice law firm
Posted by Darla | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great!
Dorene and staff took great care of both my cases, custody and real estate. Would definitely recommend this law firm.
Posted by Hannah | February 1, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Dan was great!
Super helpful + thorough, went above and beyond, never made me feel dumb. Would very much recommend!
Posted by Lucia | January 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Custody
I contacted The Law office of Dorene Kauffer and Had my first consultation with Daniel Walton Who in fact became my attorney and worked my case with great results! smooth always in contact I 100% recommend Kauffer Law and the team as they all have great communication and we had a great experience with them! Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Good team, reasonable prices
Dan and Joyce at Kuffer law firm handled my case with good communication, and worked for the smoothest most efficient process to reach a satisfactory outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesomeness
They were awesome at everything they did explained everything to me to where I can understand it. Very good attorneys.
Posted by Robert | July 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Hired Kuffer Law Office for Divorce Services. My case was initially handled by James Deacon, who did a phenomenal job, walking me through the process and setting conditions for a fair outcome. When Mr Deacon had to relocate to the North East, US, for family reasons, Ms Kuffer personally handled my case, following an expert handoff, of all case material. Ms Kuffer managed my case expertly, and achieved a fair outcome for a very difficult and contested divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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Among Albuquerque's Elite
Dorene got me a satisfactory custody and child support result when I felt like there was no hope. She was supportive and understanding. Worth every penny.
Posted by Dan | April 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Good job
I'm an out of state customer and they dealt with me over the Internet very well Thanks great job I recommend you
Posted by Thomas | March 5, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great communicator, quick to respond
Dorene’s consultation regarding issues on pension valuation, court orders and applicable statute of limitations has been of considerable value. Highly recommended.
Posted by Courtney | December 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Dorene
Dorene has been amazing to work with. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, and prepared. I always felt confident going into court knowing that Dorene was going to fight tooth and nail for my family. We are very grateful and appreciate all her hard work.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce settlement
Dorene handled my legal needs with expertise. A case complicated involving two states with different laws, she found resources in both states to reach a settlement. A good listener, patient, and respectful of my wishes. Also a good negotiator/communicator with others in the legal profession.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce, child sharing
Mr Edward Lovato was competent and effective. He kept my daughter well-informed about her case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 110-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principle Shareholder/Owner
  • Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Director
  • New Mexico Legal Aid
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Loyola University Chicago School Of Law
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Chief, Juvenile Justice Division and Training Division
  • Law Office Of The Cook County Public Defender
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Donovan and Roberts
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Illinois State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Mexico Collaborative Professionals
  • 2011 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association - Family Law Institute
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico - Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Summit Award
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • 2010
  • Vanguard Award
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2007

Publications

  • New Mexico State Bar Bulletin
  • Family Law for Same Sex Couples Post-Obergefell
  • 2017
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Juvenile Expungement
  • N/A
  • Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy
  • Juvenile Death Penalty
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • New Mexico Paralegal Training
  • Marriage After Obergefell
  • 2017
  • Inn of Courts
  • Marriage (and life) After Obergefell
  • 2017
  • Enforcing and Modifying Divorce Decrees
  • Enforcing and Modifying Divorce Decrees
  • 2017
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Non-traditional Families and Paternity Disputes
  • 2017
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Ethical Considerations in Family Law
  • 2017
  • New Mexico Family Law Family Law Institute
  • Marriage After Obergefell
  • 2016
  • ECL Conference
  • Ethics of Limited Representation
  • 2016
  • 2016 Annual Meeting - Bench and Bar Conference
  • Marriage After Obergefell
  • 2016
  • 2015 Annual Meeting - Bench and Bar Conference
  • Adding Another Tool to Your Dispute Resolution Tool Box
  • 2015
  • NBI LL/T Conference
  • Ethical Considerations in Landlord Tenant Law
  • 2014
  • Legal Providers Conference
  • Ethics of Limited Representation
  • 2014
  • Inn of Courts
  • Limited Representation
  • 2014
  • 7th Annual Legal Provider's Conference
  • Social Media as Evidence
  • 2014
  • Taos Law Consortium
  • Same Sex Marriage in the Wake of the Prop 8 Case
  • 2013
  • NMAA Annual Conference
  • Title IX - a Case Law Update
  • 2012
  • First District Pro Bono Week
  • Limited Representation
  • 2012
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • Ethics in Limited Representation
  • 2011
  • Taos Law Consortium
  • Limited Representation
  • 2011
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Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse Dorene Kuffer. She is a strong advocate for her clients, a hard worker, and is very professional! She is very knowledgeable about the law, and works hard for her clients."
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