New Mexico native, Sandra Morgan Little is a co-founder of the firm and is now retired. She has focused her practice on representing high net worth individuals, business owners, CEO’s and the spouses of those people. Sandra has been involved in some of the largest family cases in New Mexico. She has tried hundreds of cases in various courts across New Mexico and 9 of her cases have been reported by the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Sandra is a skilled and successful family trial attorney and believes over 35 years of trial experience has allowed her to settle most cases either through negotiation, facilitation, or the Collaborative process. “I often advised clients that there are more cost effective, efficient and private ways to settle your case than in a courtroom. Most of my clients have preferred to keep their business matters and personal lives private.”
Sandra served as Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, the world’s largest Family Law Organization, and as a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys which recognize the top 100 Family Law litigators in the country.
Sandra has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for over 25 years and in 2010 received Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year, the first time the award was given. She has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer since its inception and in 2013 was selected as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico. She has been a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for 30 years.
A prolific writer and speaker, Sandra has lectured to thousands of attorneys across the country on various family law topics primarily focused on business valuation in divorce, representing high net worth individuals, retirement in divorce and using experts in settlement and trial. She has been quoted as an expert on divorce in a number of publications including, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times, and evenGlamour and Martha Stewart Living.
While well-known on a national level, Sandra stayed involved in local and New Mexico Bar associations and Supreme Court Committees.
Qualifications & Awards
New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist
Martingale-Hubbell AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Pre-Eminent Woman Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Over 30 years
Best Family Lawyer 2010
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
New Mexico Business Weekly’s
“Best of the Bar” for Family Law — 2010
Trained Collaborative Attorney
New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Business Administration
University of New Mexico School of Law
State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section
Member for 30+ years, Chair Family Law Section
American Bar Association Member
Chair Family Law Section 1999-00
Albuquerque Bar Association
Member for 30+ years
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Diplomate 1999, Member for 30+ years
American Bar Foundation
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group
New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group
What My Clients Say
I relied on Sandra Morgan Little’s expertise to support me during the collaborative divorce steps.NM Senior Executive
Collaborative Divorce Client
Throughout the long complicated process, Sandi remained sensitive to minimizing my costs.C.I.
You are amazing, simply amazing! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my sons…..E.A.
Divorce & Timesharing Client
I just want to express my appreciation to both of you for the manner in which you approached the mediation. This difficult and highly charged situation was greatly served by the involvement of two very accomplished and competent attorneys who carefully and patiently guided their clients through this emotional and painful process.Attorney