Dorene Kuffer is the senior and principle attorney with over 34 years practicing all aspects of family law in New Mexico and Illinois.
Dorene earned an LL.M. (an advanced law degree) in Child and Family Law from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law. In Illinois, Dorene handled cases ranging from traffic, misdemeanor, felony and death penalty cases, to divorce, custody, adoption, business litigation and contract disputes. She was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University teaching family law to graduate level students.
In 2007, Dorene moved to New Mexico, where she is licensed to practice before the 10th District Court, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court as well as all magistrate, metropolitan and district courts in New Mexico.
Dorene has litigated hundreds of cases to juries and before the courts. In the course of her career, she represented five individuals charged with offenses in which the prosecution sought the death penalty. Today, none of those clients sit on death row.
Dorene is a member of:
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group
Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group
American Bar Association and its Family Law Chapter
New Mexico State Bar Family Law Committee
Albuquerque Bar Association
Member of the Board of Directors for Equality New Mexico
She was a Supreme Court appointee to the New Mexico Access to Justice Commission.