Roberta S. Batley

Roberta S. Batley Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Albuquerque

The Batley Family Law team finds it gratifying to receive an award that indicates respect from our peers. However, we were all incredibly excited to learn that our Managing Partner, Roberta S. Batley, has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for family law in Albuquerque by To be ranked at the top in a region with so many experienced and talented family law attorneys is an honor.

The Peer Review Process for Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers has been surveying attorneys to find the most respected practitioners in each market for over four decades. Unlike other publications, peer review is based on peer review. Leading attorneys are surveyed confidentially to gain opinions on issues related to their peers. Those who earn high recognition are named to the Best Lawyers list. Bobbie has made the list every year since 2006.

In addition, the attorney who receives the highest overall rating from peers in their practice area and geographic region earned the designation “Lawyer of the Year.” For 2023, that lawyer is our own Bobbie Batley.

Endorsement of Respect in Family Law

Bobbie hopes the award will bring greater attention to the benefits of a collaborative and cooperative approach to divorce and other family law challenges. “Even the parties I’ve opposed in cases have seen the effect that results when we practice dedicated advocacy with respect and kindness,” she observes. “I get many referrals from my ‘opponents.’ Receiving this award shows how many attorneys recognize that we can accomplish much more for our clients when we stop acting like a bull in a china shop. Instead, we focus on helping clients make informed decisions that lead them to the right solutions. The award is an endorsement of the importance of respect in family law.”

The Value of a Team Approach

Batley Family Law operates differently than many firms. Instead of having a single attorney work on a case, we work as a team whenever possible. “I think this award also demonstrates the value of our team approach,” Bobbie explains. “When we brainstorm and work together on cases, we provide clients with the benefit of a wider range of experience and viewpoints, and we can develop comprehensive solutions that are much less likely to emerge with an individual approach.”

Discover the Difference

Bobbie leads a team as committed to excellence in family law as she is. We all learn from her example. If you have a question or concern involving family law, we invite you to schedule a consultation and learn more about how the Batley Family Law team can help you move forward with confidence.

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