Jan B. Gilman-Tepper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A.
 | 500 Marquette Avenue Northwest, Suite 1310
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-246-0500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As shareholder and managing partner at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A., in Albuquerque, Jan B. Gilman-Tepper works with family law clients facing issues such as divorce, especially when the case involves a business. She has used collaborative law, mediation and negotiation techniques to help company owners or their spouses in New Mexico find an effective solution.

A business can easily complicate divorce proceedings because it presents topics such as valuations and tax implications. Thanks to decades of experience, Ms. Gilman-Tepper can handle matters that involve multistate companies and prenuptial agreements. She appreciates that there are personal and professional interests at stake, which is why she devotes her time and resources to every client she represents.

Her ability to successfully navigate these cases is the reason clients, peers and the legal industry have recognized Ms. Gilman-Tepper as an outstanding attorney. Her awards include getting selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; holding an Avvo "Superb" rating; having earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and receiving the Supreme Court of New Mexico's Outstanding Service Award.

The New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. Gilman-Tepper as a family law specialist. She regularly lectures at continuing legal education seminars about her practice area and is a published author. Ms. Gilman-Tepper continues to develop her own skills and knowledge as well, by participating in groups such as the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association's Family Law Section, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico State University, Ms. Gilman-Tepper received a Juris Doctor from The University of New Mexico School of Law in 1977.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

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About Jan Gilman-Tepper

Admitted 1977, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://lgtfamilylaw.com/team/jan-gilman-tepper/

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 to present
  • New Mexico Bar Association Section of Family Law, Meritorious Effort and Contributions Award, 1984
  • Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board, Dedication and Mentorship Award, 2005
  • Distinguished Bar Service Award, 2002
  • Outstanding Service Award, Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Family Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America© over 30 years- Best Family Law Lawyer, 2011
  • New Mexico Business Weekly’s “Best of the Bar” for family law, 2010
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell's® Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers -1997 to present
  • Outstanding Service as Member/Chair the NM Board of Legal Specialization, 1990-1996
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 1994-Present
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist, State of New Mexico
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy's Family Law Advisory
  • Trained Collaborative Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Mexico, 1977
  • Member, New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy’s Family Law Advisory Committee, 1994
  • Chair, Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico's Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board
  • Collaborative Practice Breakfast Group
  • New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group
  • Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Supreme Court’s Professionalism Board
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, over 30 Years
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1984-Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, over 30 years
  • Albuquerque Bar Association, Member, Over 30 Years
  • Liaison, ABA Standing Committee for Lawyer Certification, Family Law Section, ABA, 1996-1999 and 2001-2003
  • Immediate Past Chair, Supreme Court Board of Legal Specialization, Supreme Court State of NM
  • Board Member, Mandatory Continuing Legal Ed. Board, Supreme Court State of NM
  • Member, New Mexico Women's Bar Association, 1993-Present
  • Board of Directors, Albuquerque Bar Association, 2007-2012
  • President, Albuquerque Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, Recertification and Membership Committees, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1984-Present
  • Board of Directors, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995-1999
  • Chair and Board Member, Supreme Court Board of Legal Specialization, Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boards of Directors, Opera Southwest and Albuquerque Civic Light Opera Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association by serving as a speaker, lecturer and author of materials for Continuing Legal Education seminars held across the state - present
  • Board of Directors, Albuquerque Civic Light Opera

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • As Family Court Judges See It:Top Mistakes Attorneys Make  In Litigating Divorce, Moderator, NBI Judges Seminar, 2014
  • Author, COBRA – How it works and How it May Impact Spouses Upon Divorce – Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1990
  • Divorce in New Mexico, ADDICUS, Edition, 10/12/15
  • Lecturer, Collaborative Divorce topics for CLE Seminars in NM, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Lecturer, Collaborative Divorce topics for Continuing Legal Education Seminars in New Mexico for attorneys, financial and mental health experts
  • Lecturer, Art and Practice of Managing Your Law Practice, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, October 2001
  • Lecturer, When the Business is the Third Party in the Divorce, , Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, March 2000
  • Lecturer, McElhaney's Master Advocate Series, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, December 1998
  • Lecturer, Domestic Violence and Custody Ethical Dilemmas, NM Trial Lawyers, 1993
  • Lecturer, COBRA "How it May Impact Spouses Upon Divorce", NM State Bar, 1993
  • Lecturer, Basics of a New Mexico Divorce: Ethics, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, October, 2004
  • Lecturer, 2002 Bridge the Gap, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, December 2002
  • Lecturer, Litigation Support, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1990
  • Lecturer, Custody and Visitation in New Mexico, National Business Institute, 1991
  • Lecturer, Children's Court vs. Domestic Court, Arizona State Bar, 1992
  • Lecturer, COBRA Rights, New Mexico State Bar, 1992
  • Lecturer, Effective Custody Litigation Techniques, New Mexico Family Law Institute, 1992
  • Lecturer, Changes in the Adoption Code, New Mexico State Bar, 1993
  • Author, Custody and Visitation in New Mexico Handbook, National Business Institute, 1993
  • Lecturer, Financial Forensics in Litigation and Business Valuation Discounts, New Mexico State Bar, 1993-1995
  • Lecturer, Child Custody and Shared Parenting, National Business Institute, March 2000
  • Lecturer, Study in Professionalism Case of the Silent Alarm, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, November 2001
  • Lecturer, Professionalism, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, 2001-2003
  • Lecturer, Interpreting the Creed Through Different Communication Styles, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, October, 2002
  • Lecturer, Attorney Mentoring, Albuquerque Bar Association, October 2003
  • Lecturer, Negotiating a Family Law Case, February, 2008
  • Lecturer, Hot Tips: Family Law's Greatest Hits, April, 2009
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, May 2008
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Training SYmposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, May 2007
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Symposium: Ethics, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, May 2006
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Training Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, April 2011
  • Lecturer, NM Collaborative Practice Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, April 2012
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, April 2010
  • Lecturer, NM Advanced Collaborative Practice Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, April 2009
  • Lecturer, State Bar of New Mexico Annual Meeting, July 2011
  • Lecturer, Family Court Update and Recent Cases from Court, September 2011
  • Lecturer, NM Collaborative Practice Symposium, Center for Legal Education of New Mexico State Bar Foundation, April 2013

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Fox v. Fox, 103 N.M. 155,703 P.2d 932 (1985)
  • Spingola v. Spingola, 91 N.M. 737, 580 P.2d 958 (1978)
  • Gomez v. Gomez, 119 N.M. 755, 895 P.2d 277 (1995) which involved child custody and jurisdiction issues
  • Belosky v. Belosky, 97 N.M. 365, 640 P.2d 471 (1982)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Article was awarded the Exceptional Article from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1991

Newsletters:

  • Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley has established a reputation as a leader in family law, both locally and nationally.  Attorneys at the firm are experienced in complicated matrimonial issues and represent high asset and high profile cases in New Mexico.  The Firm specializes in complex family matters involving a full range of domestic relations law, dissolution of marriage, separation, division and valuation of property, support, custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. By writing and speaking the attorneys make sure they are involved in the cutting edge practice of Family Law.  The attorneys are active statewide and nationally with prestigious Family Law organizations and have served in a leadership capacity in many of them. In addition to being successful and experienced litigators, each attorney is trained and actively participates in collaborative law, a resolution method designed to find a mutually acceptable settlement for all parties without going to court.  Through this process, disputes are solved respectfully under the advice of a team of collaborative professionals, allowing family members to heal and maintain positive relationships. Little, Gilman-Tepper established their law firm in 1993.  Roberta S. Batley, Partner, joined in 2003 and became a shareholder in 2007.   “No two divorces are the same and no two days are the same”, say Sandra Morgan Little, Partner and Co-Founder.  “We all deal with many interesting legal issues.  What remains the same is that we interact with people who are at a very difficult time in their lives, and we give each client the individual attention they need to help them successfully move on to the next stage of their life.” Little, Gilman-Tepper, & Batley, believe the key to success is hard work, being aware of clients’ goals for the divorces and tailoring representation within the law to meet those goals.

Educational Background:

  • New Mexico State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1974

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers;
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    500 Marquette Avenue Northwest
    Suite 1310
    Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Phone: 505-246-0500

     

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