Brandon M. Ilgen

Associate Attorney

"Tolstoy wrote, 'All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' I believe every family situation, happy or unhappy, is unique and deserves to be treated as such."

Brandon brings a dedication to legal excellence to the team at Batley Family Law. He is committed to working with clients to understand their unique circumstances and goals so that he can best help them navigate the periods of transition and crisis that lead them to seek legal assistance. He is trained in mediation, and while advocating zealously for clients, he endeavors to minimize conflict and stress between parties in crafting long-lasting resolutions.

Brandon graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law, summa cum laude (with highest honors), where he attended on a full-tuition merit scholarship from the UNM School of Law Alumni/æ Association. Historically, the scholarship has been awarded to one member of each incoming law school class. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif – an honor extended to those graduating law school in the top 10% of their class.

His background is rich with varied legal experiences. Upon graduating from law school, he opened a solo legal practice dedicated to community lawyering, where he worked until joining Batley Family Law. During law school, he served as a law clerk at Sandia National Laboratories, as an extern at the New Mexico Supreme Court, and as a tutor for Advanced Constitutional Law. These roles have honed his analytical skills and legal knowledge, preparing him for the multifaceted challenges that often face our clients.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in English, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he also received an award for being “the graduating senior man ranking highest in character, personality, scholarship, and activities.” He was also named the Outstanding English Undergraduate of the Year and the Linguistics Undergraduate of the Year. He’s an enthusiastic and life-long student of language and culture, with a deep commitment to understanding the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Brandon actively volunteers with various professional organizations and considers service to the legal community to be a fundamental pillar of his practice.

What Our Clients Say

“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I had a great experience at Batley Family Law. They assisted me with my case. They were excellent and ensured that my case was handled as efficiently as possible and always made me feel informed. This firm helped me through a stressful time. Would absolutely recommend this law firm.”

J. A.

“Thanks for everything yesterday! I had a very informative and meaningful consultation with Batley Family Law. I can tell that they are compassionate and strong which I admire in a law firm. Their firm has written a great book on New Mexico Divorce Law and they had recommendations for books to help my kids in this process! Thanks for the great gifts as well. I look forward to working with them in the process that lies ahead.”


Bobbie Batley is unquestionably the top family lawyer in New Mexico, largely because of the amazing team she leads. This firm cares about their clients, and puts those needs out front. I will never hesitate to refer to this firm!”


“Batley Family Law is an excellent place to work. I enjoy coming in everyday. It is clear to see how much our attorneys value New Mexican families. They work their hardest to advocate for their clients on a daily basis.”

K. W.

“Batley Family Law provided me with excellent advice and service to effectively and efficiently resolve an issue with my best interests in mind. They did this with a great deal of compassion. I would highly recommend this firm.”

E. F.

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Batley Family Law
316 Osuna Road Ne #301
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-246-0500

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