Skip to main content

Robert Don Lohbeck

Criminal defense Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

4.6   20 reviews
Free consultation
Free consultation
  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 28 years
    California - CA 36 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Aggressive Criminal Defense

    37 years, 955 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Aggressive DWI Defense

    37 years, 672 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce & Child Custody Law

    37 years, 1,021 cases

  4. Family
    Family & Child Custody Law

    37 years, 1,284 cases

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil Lawsuits & Business Disputes

    37 years, 1,444 cases


Our Website:


Over the past 25 years, Robert Don Lohbeck has served as advisory, litigation, and/or trial counsel in a wide variety of legal practice areas, and has successfully represented thousands of clients.

  • Business Disputes & Civil Lawsuits
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Aggressive Criminal Defense
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Albuquerque Attorney Robert Don Lohbeck, Chief Counsel and Managing Director of the firm, has over 25 years of courtroom trial experience going up against the best, at every level: federal, state, county, city, municipal, magistrate, and township.

He’s been involved in cases filed with the United States Supreme Court and Circuit Courts of Appeal, Federal District Courts, the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, NM District Courts, the California Supreme Court and Appellate Courts, and California Superior Courts. 

During that time, Mr. Lohbeck has represented thousands of clients (individuals, families, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, international clients, governmental departments and agencies, Indian Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos) in a wide variety of legal practice areas, cases, and situations.

Mr. Lohbeck is licensed to practice law in the states of New Mexico and California, and qualified to practice before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

He’s been trusted and appointed by judges on multiple occasions to serve as both an Arbitrator and Mediation & Settlement Facilitator.

He’s experienced in all phases of the litigation and trial process, including bench and jury trials in both federal and state courts, across a broad range of legal disciplines.

Mr. Lohbeck is proficient in negotiating, drafting, and interpreting a wide variety of business contracts, agreements, and transaction documents, including: purchase & sale, teaming, joint venture, publishing, trademark, licensing, agency, lease, consulting, personal services, employment, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.

We have long-standing working relationships with a wide variety of business consultants, technical experts, engineers, scientists, medical and psychological authorities, financial professionals, and other specialists throughout the United States. Regardless of your situation, we have the knowledge and experience to put together the right professional team for your case.

Photos and videos

2155 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87110


4.6 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Jessie | May 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He knows what he's doing!
Finding Robert to represent me in a relocation custody case was a blessing indeed! I learned more from him in our first one hour consultation than I did from the three attorneys before him. He is matter of fact, professional and knowledgeable with no frills. He gave me clear direction on how to thoroughly prepare my case and was always one step ahead of the game. He has worked with me in regards to payment for which I am immensely grateful. Robert was extremely organized, prepared and on point in the court room. He's also perceptive, intelligent and crafty; I would not want to be cross examined by this man! Ultimately I feel he did a great job handling my case, start to finish. Highly recommend.
Read less
Posted by Randy | February 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He totally ROCKS!
Mr. Lohbeck was recommended to me by a co-worker. He helped me with an employment discrimination case. No one else would take my case, but he did and worked really hard for me. He is tough and aggressive and doesn't put up with anyone's nonsense, which I appreciated. In court the guy totally kills it!! Just got my settlement for $235,000!!! Mr. Lohbeck ROCKS!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work! Thank you Mr. Lohbeck!
In 2017 we went through a difficult custody battle. Mr. Lohbeck was very knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated and helped us win. He really cared about us and our children. I would definitely recommend him in matters of family law!
Posted by Jeff | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate professional, knowledgeable, attentive
From the first time I called and spoke with Don, I was tremendously impressed by his forthright, direct, yet polite communication that cut to the heart of matters and rendered results quickly. I retained him in a family law context and was extremely pleased with the results. This is my best experience ever with a lawyer. I found Don to be intellectual and extremely professional.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Knowledgable, and Responsive.
Attorney Lohbeck is very experienced and impressively knowledgable. He will put you at ease right away. You will have complete clarity about your case and his staff is very responsive. Go with what he recommends and don't think twice. You will be in good hands as Don comes prepared for all contingencies.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Robert provided expert advice that saved me time and money. His experience proved reliable and beneficial allowing me to seal a juvenile case.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyer In Albuquerque
Mr. Lohbeck helped me with verifying if debt lawyers were valid as well as guided me through some child custody issues I had. He also gave me advise when my grandmother died (he also drafted my grandmother's will) on how to navigate probate. Thank you for your responsiveness, knowledge and professionalism. D. Whitney
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I found Mr. Lohbeck at Lawyers 505 while searching for a NM lawyer to assist me with my parental rights case. I was living out of state and was having a very difficult time finding a knowledgeable NM lawyer to represent me. I had confidence in Mr. Lohbeck from the first moment I spoke with him. He was very experienced and efficient and quickly put my mind at ease by explaining the reality of my case, the major points I needed to know, and outlining a strategy. He prepared all the documentation and was available when I called or had questions. I was very pleased with the outcome of the hearing and am so grateful for his expertise. I highly recommend him.
Read less
Posted by Johnny | May 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Retrieving Federal Discovery
I called Mr. Lobeck concerning a rather convoluted or unusual matter, retrieving discovery, from a 23 yr. old Federal case. He was king and instead of charging me, told me the procedures to use so i could do this myself. We spent about 35 plus minutes on the ph and he was understanding and extremely nice. Best of all, he gave me information for free when he could have said hire me and then I'll help you. Since he was sympathetic to my plight, I am going to discuss a custody issue with him and see what he thinks. I'd trust him in what he says due his past actions and knowledge. Therefore if he thinks I'm in a good position for this up coming litigation, I will hire him due the above.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!!!!!!
We hired Mr. Lohbeck about 10 years ago for a child support & custody case. He got my wife & I everything we asked for, without even going in front of the judge! We recently had hired him again & he once again got the case settled out of court! When we did have to go in front of judge, he is direct, & does not back down! He made the scary process of court battles a lot easier, knowing he will fight for us! I can't say enough good things about this guy. We are so pleased with his work, he is our lawyer for life! This guy does not just sit back & take your money, he is worth every penny! He is an absolute bulldog, & that's guy I want in my corner every time! So if you want a good outcome from your court proceedings, this is lawyer for you! Thank you Mr. Lohbeck, you have a client for life!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really helped us, excellent lawyer, RECOMMEND
My husband and I were going through a tough time with his probation officer, they were being unfair, not doing things by the book and we knew we needed help! I found Robert Lohbeck online here. By providing him with a bit of information he was willing and eager to help us, and willing to take a few payments. He went above and beyond, made sure we were well taken care of and helped to win my husband's case, which took a big load off our shoulders. We appreciate everything he's done and I would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for a lawyer who takes pride in their profession. In fact, my husband later recommended Mr. Lohbeck to his brother for a child custody case and he did a great job on that case also. CR + DR
Read less
Posted by CHIEF USN | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let it be known to all that shall see this!
MR. Robert Lohbeck was hired to represent my sister to quash a petition to establish parentage, Custody, Child Support and Visitations and proof jurisdiction belonged to the state of California. In a 15 day time frame from the time Mr. Lohbeck was hired to the hearing final disposition he worked day and night to include Saturdays and Sundays to ensure he delivered what he promised "he actually exceeded all expectations!!!" In our experience with Mr. Robert Lohbeck this is what I U.S.N. (Active Duty) Chief Marco Valencia here by state and endorses: MR. Robert Lohbeck has a work ethic that should be emulated by all and in my eyes he is the epitome of professionalism, His noted devoted passion for what he does coupled with his exemplary high level of experience enable a productive awareness creating dialogue between us and him in a manner that it was easy to understand. Mr. Robert Lobeck is cut throat clear and extremely straight forward his mastered ability to articulate his thought and points of view are key. He is honest and humble. He has the moral, courage and commitment that warrants honor this is due to his core integrity. It is my firm believe that if you are fortunate enough like my sister and I were to be able to be represented by Mr. Robert Lohbeck you should consider yourself and or family member blessed! In the event that you have to make any sacrifice to pay Mr. Robert Lohbeck take it from me make the sacrifice or as many sacrifices it requires and with no hesitation have Mr. Lohbeck represent you your family loved ones and friends as you will not regret it! Consider Mr. Robert Lohbeck above all others and choose him now! If you take anything away from my review take this: If you want an attorney that is: aggressive, deadline oriented, confident, subject of the matter expert at a fair rate that any case he touches regardless of the outcome know that the outcome will be the best outcome you can get as oppose to going a different route. Choose Mr. Robert Lohbeck as you are sure to achieve the desired outcome! Respectfully, Unites States Navy Chief Marco Valencia
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm glad I hired him!
I had a situation that required immediate and aggressive representation, and I needed a lawyer I could trust. Robert Lohbeck turned out to be exactly the type of lawyer I needed. And I found him on this website! I was very satisfied with the work he did for me and my family. He is very busy, I guess most successful lawyers probably are, but if you can get him, you will not go wrong. I will be recommending him. Thank you Robert!
Read less
Posted by Alex | April 30, 2015
Very knowledgeable and experienced
I found Robert Don Lohbeck at Lawyers 505 while researching prospective attorneys on Avvo to handle my civil case. After speaking with Mr. Lohbeck, he demonstrated his credibility by outlining points around my case, what I was really facing, and what it meant and how he could handle it. He kept me informed and created a strategy to combat my case, and after constant pushing he was able to get all the civil charges dropped along with the potential federal charges. He exceeded expectations and I would definitely recommend Mr. Lohbeck to anyone in need.
Read less
Posted by Ed | March 5, 2015
HIghly Recommend!
Mr. Lohbeck was very helpful in my issue of an insurance claim put against me from my previous employer. He answered all my questions that I had, and he was very compassionate and listened to everything that I had said. He was readily available to meet me, which wasn't the case of other attorneys I had contacted.
Posted by Krist P | November 26, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
During my one-third century in real estate, real estate finance, construction and development career, I've had many experiences with multiple attorneys. But my experience with Mr. Lohbeck stands out as exceptional. His quick grasp of a complex matter, his intelligence and breadth and depth of knowledge was very impressive. His sharp insightful questions cut instantly to the heart of the matter. However, what truly impressed me most about him was his consistently calm, kind, and compassionate demeanor. He gives his parents reason to be extremely proud.
Read less
Posted by GD | September 28, 2011
Highly Recommennded
I recently was seeking professional help when it came to getting my kids back. I had been falsely accused of child abuse and had a restraining order placed against me. Mr. Lohbeck was referred to me by another lawyer in town. He was never rushed with me, unlike some other lawyers I had met. He gave me his full attention and answered all my questions. He was always professional. After meeting with him, I knew he was the right lawyer to help me. When we went to court he was very impressive. So impressive, he made it look like the other lawyer never went to law school. He got the criminal charges dismissed, got the restraining order dismissed, and got my kids back home. I would 100% recommend Mr. Lohbeck to anyone. - GD
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2008
He was very helpful to us
My son was involved in fatal accident. Mr. Lohbeck was understanding, very helpful, and worked his heart out on behalf of our family against those responsible. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr. Lohbeck to represent me in a custody case I paid him $2500 he did nothing for me I ended up representing myself I filled out all my own motions and responded to the other parties motions against me Mr. Lohbeck kept my money and fired me as his client because he said I did not know how to use proper grammar and punctuation and then had the audacity to send me a remaining balance of almost $5000 he is a crooked attorney he cannot be trusted on top of that I have several emails from him putting me down talking down to me he is very rude to speak I don’t recommend this attorney to anyone I am going to report him to the Better Business Bureau and to the bar I cannot believe how badly me and my family were treated
Read less
Posted by Edward | July 10, 2015
Look elsewhere for important legal matters
I was a client of Robert in the beginning of 2015. My time as his client was nothing but disappointing. I'll quickly run through my issues: 1. Robert seemed to struggle with some of my questions. He wasn't very confident in his replies and when I asked followed up questions he struggled a bit. I am no lawyer but I could when answers were not 100% though-out. Pricing changed constantly. His estimates were always off by at least 150%. When asked about these changes he would come up with silly responses. There was quite a bit of issues with communications. Taking weeks to respond to my inquires. I am sure he is probably a good person, but when it comes to legal issues, look elsewhere. I learned an expensive lesson.
Read less
View less reviews


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Director
  • 2001 - Present
  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Senior Counsel
  • New Mexico Risk Management
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 1987 - 1995
View all work experience


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • New Mexico State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • William Stump Smith v Robert Gonzales
  • Won
  • Archuleta v LaCuesta, NM State Police
  • Won
  • Archuleta v LaCuesta, NM State Police
  • Won
View all legal cases


  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1998
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1998
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1988
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 25 Year Certificate
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1992
View all awards


  • NM Risk Management Division
  • Civil Rights Training Materials
  • 1999
  • NM Risk Management Division
  • New Mexico Tort Claims Act - Cap on Damages
  • 1998
  • NM Risk Management Division
  • Workplace Violence Training Materials
  • 1998
  • Los Angeles Bar Review
  • Unfair Competition, Trademark & Copyright Review
  • 1990
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NM Risk Management Training Conference
  • Workplace Violence Seminar
  • 1999
  • NM Risk Management Training Conference
  • Civil Rights Seminar
  • 1998
  • NM State Police Training Conference
  • Excessive Force in Police Shooting Cases
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with him on many cases. He is very knowledgeable and hardworking for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Robert Don Lohbeck. He is one of those rare attorneys who combines a high degree of competence in a wide range of legal practice areas, with an absolute and unwavering commitment to solve legal problems for his clients. I've known him for about 25 years. He works hard and aggressively for his clients - he cares about them- to get the results they need, at a reasonable price they can afford."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Robert in criminal defense and family law disputes. Robert is a mentor to me and has always been willing to help, especially in difficult cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert Lohbeck as both a DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is extremely knowledgable lawyer with an incredible amount of experience in most matters. You can rest assured that he will do everything that can be done to achieve a favorable result in your case, whatever kind of case that may be."
Administrative law