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Randy W. Powers Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Randy

Learn Randy’s areas of practice.

Randy is a Family Law Specialist devoting his practice to advocating for families in New Mexico.  He is also appointed periodically by the courts as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law matters, representing the children in those cases.

Randy grew up in New Mexico, graduating from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Economics. While attending the University of New Mexico, Randy was honored to receive the Ben L. Robert’s Academic Scholarship and recognition on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll.

Randy obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the Arizona Summit Law School where he received an Academic Merit Scholarship. He also received CALI Awards in the areas of Family Law and Trial Practice, which is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools. Randy also has served as an Honor Court Justice for law school.  While attending law school, he completed an externship with the Honorable Elizabeth Whitefield in the Second Judicial District Court. Randy also worked as a law clerk for Nirenstein, Garnice, Soderquiest, PLLC, where the focus was on family law, guardianship, and conservatorship issues.


Powers Family Law, LLC
4801 Lang Ave. NE
Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM, 87109

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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Cira | June 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Truly Excellent... and Kind
Integrity, forthrightness, resolution... Randy Powers remained calm, reliable, and communicative through the most difficult of experiences. His direct, problem-solving approach put an end to unnecessary, spiraling legal drama. I am so grateful to Randy for his legal expertise and effectiveness, in addition to his professional kindness and civility.
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Posted by Robert | March 9, 2018
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Very Responsible and Good to Work With
Mr. Powers went out of his way to help me with my situation that was conflicted with a prodigal son. He worked very well with an excellent divorce team at our settlement conference, we did not have to go to court as a consequence of unresolved matters. I highly recommend Mr. Powers.
Posted by Chance | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional Family Law Attorney
My ex wanted to take my children out of the country. To make a long story short - I wouldn't have my children anymore without Randy. I really appreciate all of his help
Posted by Kasandra | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Powers!
Mr. Powers is one of the most amazing, caring and thoughtful lawyers I have ever met. Not only did he help me with my case but he also gave me and my family constant reassurance that he would do his best as we were going through a tough time. Mr. Powers worked vigorously on my case and did all that he could to take care of my legal needs. He worked so hard on my case we were able to get an appeal in a matter of weeks. I feel that he gave his absolute best to me and my family and I am forever grateful for all of his help. I recommend Mr. Powers to all people looking for a great family lawyer!
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Posted by Bryan | February 6, 2024
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Malpractice Law firm
Randy Powers and Powers Family Law is the worst Family Law Firm. Randy has no idea what to do in Family Law it was like speaking with a child. In my case Randy showed up to court but talked to the judge like Randy was a child and took no notes in court and when he was to send court forms to the Defense Attorney on Separation of Property his forms were so vague and far from what was said in court it was like I hired a Moron. Randy is a THIEF and a LIAR and his law firm is not worth a penny of anyone's time, if you want to be screwed over this is a great Law firm to screw you over. Randy has damaged my life and he takes no Responsibility for his actions. All Randy wants is money so be careful. Randy Powers and Power Family Law studies Malpractice Law!!
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Response from Randy Powers February 7, 2024
We won a significant amount of property on your behalf and obtained an Order of Protection against your wife at the Court hearing. You have had an outstanding balance with the Firm for 3 months which you did not pay off, and yet have continued to ask us to work on your behalf. We emailed you that if you paid off your balance and replenished your retainer we would be able to move forward on your behalf. You were happy when we left Court, and even after Court you requested we continue to pursue the divorce against your wife. However, you are now suddenly disgruntled when we told you we would not continue to work without payment so we terminated the Representation.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Powers Family Law, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Batley Powers Family Law, P.A.
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Wolf & Fox, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2015
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  • Arizona Summit School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of New Mexico
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.G. v. C.M.
  • The Court found that neither New York, nor New Mexico met the home state requirement under the UCCJEA. The Court also found the minor child had significant connections with New Mexico under the UCCJEA while New York did not.


  • Family Law Institute
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • NM Medical Review Commission
  • Panelist
  • 2015 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • All Faiths
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cali Award - Family Law
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2011
  • Cali Award - Trial Practice
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2011
  • Ben L. Roberts Scholarship Recipient
  • University of New Mexico
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Reciprocity for New Mexico Practicing Attorneys
  • Community Property in New Mexico
  • 2018
  • New Mexico Family Law Institute
  • Spousal Support in New Mexico
  • 2017
  • Real Property Institute
  • Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, and Cohabitation Agreements
  • 2017
  • Real Estate and Divorce - Where Does the Dirt Go?
  • Real Estate and Divorce
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Randy
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randy and his staff are fully competent in the area of divorce. Call Randy if you have an issue in New Mexico."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randy is known for his professional demeanor and expertise in handling divorce and custody cases."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked across the counsel table from Randy in family law matters including divorce and custody. Randy is professional and courteous while advocating for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked together with Randy representing the Father of a toddler, in a hotly contested interstate custody matter, where the Mother absconded with the child from New Mexico to New York City and filed for divorce, custody and limited visits for the Father. Randy was a pleasure to work with and helped the Dad regain custody of his young daugther. Randy was persuasive in Court and in oral argument, in matters of strategy with both adversaries and on behalf of the client, in his written papers, and in negotiations. I was impressed with the sound guidance and patience he provided to our mutual client. The case was decided favorably for the client and made new law on interstate custody in the State of New York. Randy was a big part of this client's success."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Randy Powers. I have known Mr. Powers for 10 years now, and he has always given the attorney profession a good name. He is diligent and compassionate. He is extremely knowledgeable, and continually looking out for the best interest of his clients. When I or my clients need help on family law matters, I turn to Randy."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Randy as the opposing counsel. Randy is an assertive advocate for his clients, but he also knows how to find common ground and, if possible, settle cases without going to Court. He is very professional and knowledgeable regarding family law."
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Albuquerque Divorce and separation Lawyer Randy W. Powers Jr.
Randy W. Powers Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 12 years