Donald F. Kochersberger, III


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320 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 610
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph: 505-848-8581
Fx: 505-848-8593

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Donald F. Kochersberger is a Member of the firm and has been with BLSW since 2005. His practice emphasizes complex litigation matters, including shareholder, member and partner disputes, contracts, business tort, unfair practices, restrictive covenant and non-compete agreements, employee theft and misconduct cases, and customer and vendor disputes. Mr. Kochersberger has served as counsel for a number of local, regional and national companies, as well as individuals engaged in business disputes.  Mr. Kochersberger also represents clients accused of malfeasance in criminal courts, as well as administrative proceedings.

martindale hubble preeminent lawyer logoMr. Kochersberger has substantial trial experience in the state and federal courts.  Prior to joining the firm, he managed another Albuquerque law firm focusing his efforts on the defense of individuals accused of serious crimes.  He was appointed by the State of New Mexico to represent hundreds of criminal defendants through the first seven years of his practice of law, and tried dozens of those cases to juries in New Mexico. He has also been a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico for more than ten years. Recognized as a preeminent lawyer by his peers, he has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, one of its Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation, and he is honored on its Top-1% of Professionals.  He was also recognized as Corp. America’s New Mexico Lawyer of the Year for 2016.  Mr. Kochersberger is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Mexico and the State of Texas.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Kochersberger has valuable experience in business and medicine, which he applies to his cases.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kochersberger was a paramedic in the inner city of Buffalo, New York.





Professional Associations:

State Bar of New Mexico; State Bar of Texas; New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

Bar Admissions:

1998, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 2013, Texas


University of Toledo, J.D. 1997

State University of New York at Buffalo B.A., B.S. 1993


Published Cases: State v. Castillo, 2012 NMCA 116; State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs. 2014 NMCA 036, Shah v. Devasthali, 2016 NMCA 63.

Supreme Court Committee/Board Memberships: Supreme Court of NM, Code of Professional Conduct Committee Member (2014-2018).  Supreme Court of NM, Board of Legal Specialization Member (2016-2018).

Other Legal Distinctions: Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent (2009-Present), its Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation (2013-Present), and its Top-1% of Professionals (2016-Present).  Corp. America’s Lawyer of the Year (2016).  Avvo Rating of Excellent (2012-Present).  The United State New Mexico District’s Criminal Justice Act Panel for Complex Cases (2000-Present).  Judge, New Mexico Center for Civic Values Mock Trial (2005-present).  Assistant Lobbyist, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (2000, 2005).  Symposium Editor, University of Toledo Law Review (1996-1997).

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