Donald Kochersberger, III

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Director of our Litigation Group, Don is a well-respected, tough litigator serving complex civil litigants and criminal defendants.

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Bar Admissions

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


  • J.D., University of Toledo – 1997
  • B.A., B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo – 1993


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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Kochersberger was honored to be named as the State Bar of New Mexico’s Business Law Section Lawyer of the Year in 2019.  Recognized as a preeminent lawyer by his peers, he has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, is one of its Top-Rated Lawyers in Litigation, and he is honored as one of its Top-1% of Professionals. He has been included in Thomson Reuters’s Super Lawyers list since 2018.  Mr. Kochersberger was also recognized as Corporate America’s New Mexico Lawyer of the Year for 2016, and Global Law Expert’s Complex Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2019-2021, as well as a Lawyer of Distinction, also in 2019.

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.

Mr. Kochersberger is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Mexico and the State of Texas.

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Donald F. Kochersberger, III
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