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Welcoming Our Newest Associate Attorney: Brandon M. Ilgen

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our legal team, Brandon M. Ilgen, who joins us as an Associate Attorney. With a remarkable academic background and extensive experience in various legal capacities, Brandon brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to our firm.

Academic Excellence

Brandon’s journey in law began with distinction. He received a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend law school from the University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni/æ Association, and graduated summa cum laude from the UNM School of Law in May 2019. Throughout his academic career, he garnered numerous accolades, including being inducted into the Order of the Coif. When graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University named him “the graduating senior man ranking highest in character, personality, scholarship, and activities.”

Legal Experience

Before joining Batley Family Law, Brandon ran his own solo practice. While in 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. He is trained in both basic and family mediation. Brandon brings his broad experience to his practice with our firm.

Dedication to the Clients

Brandon is a firm believer in Batley Family Law’s client-centered approach to family law. He works with clients to understand their individual circumstances and their goals so as to find long-term lasting resolutions to the issues facing their families.

Community Engagement

Beyond his legal endeavors, Brandon actively engages with the legal community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Recent Graduate Chapter of the UNM School of Law Alumni/æ Association and is currently serving on the Nominations Committee for candidates for the International Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International – a professional legal organization that counts among its members President Biden (along with six former presidents), US Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Samuel Alito, former Justices such as Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, and numerous others who have distinguished themselves with service to the legal community.

Cross-Cultural Competency

Brandon speaks Russian at home with his wife and kids, and he has a working knowledge of French. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (along with another B.A. in English, magna cum laude) and he has a deep interest in cross-cultural communication. In addition to Russian and French, Brandon has formally studied Mandarin Chinese, Hawaiian, and Navajo (Diné bizaad). Though he doesn’t claim fluency in any of the former, his study of the languages has added to his cross-cultural competencies which he employs on behalf of Batley Family Law clients.

Joining Batley Family Law

In joining our firm, Brandon is eager to utilize his comprehensive legal background, cultural insight, and academic excellence to advocate for families in Albuquerque and beyond.

Contact Us Today

We are excited to have Brandon M. Ilgen on board, enriching our team with his experience and dedication. If you need assistance with family law matters, call our office at 505-246-0500 or fill out our contact form for a confidential consultation. Let us help you go through these challenging times with confidence and support.

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
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