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Leslie D. Maxwell

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   1 review

About Leslie

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I specialize in consumer bankruptcy practice; particularly Chapter 13, Chapter 7, nondischargeability, student loans, mortgages, and consumer creditor work.

    16 years

  2. Consumer protection

Leslie D. Maxwell received her B.A. in Anthropology from Emory University in 2003 and her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006. At UNM, she was a judicial extern for the Hon. James S. Starzynski, former Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Mexico. She is licensed with the New Mexico State Bar, U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Ms. Maxwell also is a member of the board of directors of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar. She served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the H. Vearle Payne Inn of Court. In 2006, she won the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy in 2016, Ms. Maxwell was named a Rising Star in Bankruptcy by Southwest Super Lawyers.

Her publications include “Being a Professionally Responsible Debt Relief Agent: How Do You Respect a Law That Can Get You Disbarred?” in the October 2006 issue of the Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser and “Chapter 11: A Lifeline for Distressed Companies” in the November 2015 issue of New Mexico Lawyer.

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7007 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite A1 - in the Cherry Hills Office Complex
Licensed for 16 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/24/2018

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

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Maxwell Gilchrist
7007 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Suite A1
Albuquerque, NM, 87109


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Posted by Earl Dunnington | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Ever Lawyer
Guided us through the complicated and complex issues of reorganizing our income in Federal Court. She knew all the ins and outs and provided much needed support when the process was creating extreme anxiety and worry as to how to navigate the process.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Maxwell Gilchrist, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Walker & Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Hunt & Davis, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Hatch, Allen & Shepherd, Pa
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Velarde & Pierce, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Murphy v. Spencer
  • Succeeded in getting debt determined not discharged


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master Bencher
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chair Elect
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2006


  • Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser
  • Being a Professionally Responsible Debt Relief Agen: How do you Respect a Law That Can Get You Disbarred?
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie is experienced, hard working and very smart. She's willing to litigate and represents both debtors and creditors. I recommend her highly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leslie is diligent, professional, and knowledgeable. As opposing counsel she is respectful and reasonable, but will also vigorously advocate for her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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