Bobbie Batley is a New Mexico Board Recognized Specialist in Divorce and Family Law, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Diplomate with the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and a trained Collaborative family law attorney. She is dedicated to helping her clients get through one of the most trying times of their life with the goal of reaching a better place emotionally and financially post-divorce. Bobbie embraces her cases with a thoughtful passion for each client’s individual needs and concerns. She then works diligently to create the best options for resolving the last chapter of their marriage.
A skilled trial lawyer who brings equal tenacity to the settlement table, Bobbie believes the best way to settle a case is to be prepared for trial. She also values Collaborative Divorce as a powerful option for her clients and offers advanced Collaborative techniques and interest-based negotiation skills.
Bobbie’s commitment to families is evident not only in her case work, but also in the time she spends working with organizations and within
the Court system to decrease the animosity in family law and find solutions for families in transition.
The New Mexico native was born and raised in Farmington, and grew up in a family business. This experience gives her an intimate understanding of the dynamics in cases that involve family businesses. She represents business owners, their spouses and other high asset parties. Bobbie works with her clients and forensic experts and accountants to find creative solutions in cases involving a business. She also recognizes that privacy and discretion are a must in cases with high net worth individuals and business owners.
Bobbie is former Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Advancement of the American Legal System. This volunteer work and her national involvement with the American College of Family Trial Lawyers keeps Bobbie apprised of the most recent developments in family law across the country.
Qualifications & Awards
New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Pre-Eminent Woman Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2006 to Present
Best Family Lawyer 2012, 2018
New Mexico Business Weekly’s
“Best of the Bar” for Family Law — 2012
Trained Collaborative Attorney
University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude
University of New Mexico Law School
State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section
Member for 20+ years
Albuquerque Bar Association
New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
American Bar Association
Chair of Family Law Section 2017-2018 New Mexico State Bar Delegate
Diplomate American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Institute for the Advancement
of the American Legal System Advisory Committee Member
Honoring Families Initiative
Advisory Committee Member
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Delegate for the Mountain States Chapter
American Bar Foundation
Leadership New Mexico
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group
New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group Board Member
What My Clients Say
I appreciate all that Bobbie did . . . Bobbie provided me more than just legal advice. She guided me through the process with kindness when I really needed itD.L.
Thank you very much for bringing this work to a successful and timely conclusion. It has been a smooth and very professional effort.J.C.