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Roberta S. Batley Selected to 2023 Super Lawyers® List for the Southwest Region

Our founder and Managing Partner Roberta S. Batley has not only been ranked on the Top 25 list in New Mexico by Super Lawyers®, she has also been chosen for the Super Lawyers list for the entire Southwest Region of the United States. Receiving recognition from peers not only in the state of New Mexico but out of the state as well is a mark of distinction that reflects her reputation for excellence and achievement in the field of family law.

“I’m grateful for this award,” Roberta remarked. “To once again receive this sign of respect from attorneys outside my jurisdiction is truly an honor.” She has been named to the Southwest Super Lawyers list continuously since 2010.

Multi-Stage Selection Process

To be named to a Super Lawyers list, an attorney must first be nominated by other attorneys or identified as a top practitioner by a research panel. Those who have received nominations are then evaluated based on their credentials, awards, expertise in their field of law, community service, and results achieved for clients.

The nominated lawyers with the highest point totals after this evaluation are then reviewed and rated by peers in their field of practice. Based on these ratings, Super Lawyers selects the top candidates to be included on the list. Only the top five percent of lawyers in the Southwest Region can be included on the Southwest Super Lawyers List.

National Reputation

While Roberta serves clients in New Mexico, her reputation has expanded in part due to her service to the field of family law at the national level. She serves as the New Mexico Bar Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, and was Chair of the ABA Family Law Section.

She also serves as a leader with the exclusive American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is one of only 100 Diplomates selected for the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. In addition, she is a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Dedication to Collaborative Law

Despite receiving national distinction for her litigation skills in family law, Roberta firmly believes in the benefits a collaborative approach can provide in many divorce cases. An active member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group, she also serves on the Board of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group.

“I hope this award brings greater awareness to the success we can achieve through a collaborative divorce process,” Roberta noted. “With a focus on cooperation rather than competition, the process significantly reduces the trauma that comes along with divorce, particularly for children.”

Commitment to Team Excellence

Roberta leads a team at Batley Family Law that takes advantage of collaborative processes not only with clients but also with each other. In this way, they put the unique talents of every team member to work for every client. That means the Super Lawyers award reflects on the entire time at Batley Family Law, and it inspires everyone to work even harder to help each client move forward in the best manner possible.

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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