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Virginia Ruth Dugan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   3 reviews

About Virginia

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Licensed for 27 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 04/12/2016

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Atkinson & Kelsey P.A.
2155 Louisiana N.E.
Albuquerque, NM, 87110

Reviews

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Posted by Aurora | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody/ Child Support
I approached Atkinson & Kelsey, PA, Divorce & Family Law specifically for Attorney, Virginia Dugan. I was grateful she took my case and was forthright, honest, and gave me realistic expectations. She was available to answer my questions almost immediately. The result was being able to move forward in a reasonable manner with my custody case. She fought hard for my son’s best interests with grace, integrity, and fortitude. I would recommend Attorney, Virginia Dugan, to anyone in need of an experienced and knowledgeable Family Law attorney.
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Posted by David | April 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great service, very attentive
Fatherly rights are a huge thing, the courts don't see it that way much, but Virginia Dugan is a true believer. She saw who I was and how desperately I needed my Son and he me. She worked within the system to get me much more visitation, and to give me a voice. She cares very much for me, my Son and our situation. Her battles have led to my Son getting to spend a lot more time with me, and eventually it developed into peace with my ex-wife . Virginia has given me the tools and the know-how to proceed, and it looks to be a great relationship for all, and a very promising future.
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Posted by Kirby | April 18, 2016
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Attorney Review
Virginia Dugan is an excellent attorney and I'd recommend her to anyone going through a family crisis. She is understanding and kind, but also advocates strongly for her clients. I valued her good communication throughout the process.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Simons, Cuddy and Friedman
  • 1995 - 1999

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of New Mexico
  • Doctor of Education
  • 1992
  • University of New Mexico
  • Master of Arts
  • 1971
  • State University of New York
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968
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Associations

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Council
  • 2011 - 2017
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2013 Woman of Influence
  • Business First
  • 2013
  • Best of Bar
  • Business Weekly
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Taos Group
  • Getting to Yes with Difficult Clients
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Divorce Law
  • 2017
  • Reciprocity Program
  • Community Property Law in New Mexico
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Virginia. She is an expert in all areas of divorce - complex assets, custody and child support. She can litigate a case or be equally effective in a mediation or a collaborative divorce case. Virginia is highly knowledgeable and advocates for her clients while maintaining perspective. I give her my highest recommendation and endorsement."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the good fortune of both working with Ms. Dugan at Atkinson & Kelsey PA and as an opposing counsel in many divorce cases. Virginia works tirelessly for her clients, but is also an effective negotiator in the settlement arena. She is well-respected by the family law bar in New Mexico."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

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Albuquerque Divorce and separation Lawyer Virginia Ruth Dugan
Virginia Ruth Dugan
Divorce and separation Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 27 years