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.
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Collaborative divorce is an important tool for the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, one that is used with couples that are willing to dissolve their marriage without litigation. Dorene has the skills necessary to resolve cases outside of court with good outcomes. Dorene is a member of:
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group
- Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group
Dorene is a family law attorney respected by her peers in New Mexico. Formerly the Deputy Director of New Mexico Legal Aid, she is currently a member of the:
- American Bar Association and its Family Law Chapter
- New Mexico State Bar Family Law Committee where she is the Chair-Elect
- 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, as an accomplished expert in all aspects of law, family law in particular.
In your first consultation, a highly skilled attorney will listen to the details of your case and your desired outcome. With you, they will plan the proper course your case should take with your goals in mind. Contact us now to set up an appointment to discuss your case.