Roberta S. Batley

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: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

From the Albuquerque law firm of Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A., partner Roberta S. Batley is committed to guiding families in New Mexico through legal decisions. Her family law practice is focused on handling cases that involve issues such as divorce and surrogacy.

A trained collaborative attorney, Ms. Batley is also a certified family law specialist through the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. She puts her skills to good use as she helps people navigate some of the most difficult times of their lives. Through working with forensic accountants and other professionals, she is able to find solutions that best serve her clients' interests. Additionally, Ms. Batley grew up in a family that owned a business, giving her a keen insight into how these companies work and the emotional attachments people have to them.

Prior to launching her legal career, Ms. Batley graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from The University of New Mexico in 1993. She then earned a Juris Doctor from The University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995.

Since then, Ms. Batley has accumulated multiple awards for the work she has done. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; she has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; she has been featured in New Mexico Business Weekly's Best of the Bar list; and she holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

A fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Batley also holds a leadership position with the American Bar Association's Family Law Section and serves on the advisory board for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

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About Roberta Batley

Admitted 1996, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://lgtfamilylaw.com/team/roberta-s-batley/

Honors and Awards:

  • New Mexico Business Weekly Best of the Bar for New Mexico, 2011                  
  • Board Recognized Family Law Specialist for State of New Mexico, 2004-Present     
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011-Present     
  • Advisory Board Member to the IAALS Honoring Families Initiative, 2011-Present     
  • Best Lawyers New Mexico Lawyer of the Year for Family Law, 2012                   
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms, 2011-Present     
  • Martindale Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers, 2012-Present     
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent Attorney, 2011-Present     
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2010-Present     
  • US News Best Lawyers Tier 1 Family Law Firm, 2010-Present     

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Inn of Court, Four Corners American Inn of Court, 1997-1998        
  • Inn of Court, Stephen E. Sprague Family Law, 1998-2003         

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  Chair Elect, ABA Family Law Section 2016  
  • Co-Chair, CLE Committee, Family Law Section, 2000-2001        
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2009-Present
  • US District Court for the District of New Mexico, 1999
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 1996
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006-Present
  • Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group, 2006-Present
  • Kiva Collaborative Practice Group, 2007-Present
  • Committee member, Collaborative Symposium, 2008-2011
  • Board Member, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2007-2010
  • Member, Custody Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2002-2005       
  • Secretary ABA Family Law Section 2015
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Institute, Family Law Section, 2001                 
  • Member, Tech. Committee, American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011-Present   
  • Fellow, American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010-Present   
  • Member, ABA Family Law Sec., 1998-Present    
  • Member, New Mexico Woman's Bar Association, 1998-Present    
  • Member, Albuquerque Bar Association, 1998-Present    
  • Participant, Law Day Call-In, Young Lawyers Division
  • Liaison, Family Law Sec., Young Lawyers Division, 2001-2002        
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, 1996-2006        
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Comm. 2nd Judicial District, NM State Bar Assoc., 2007     
  • Participant, Leadership Training Institute, New Mexico State Bar Association, 2001    
  • Graduate, Trial Advocacy Institute, ABA Family Law Sec., 2001                 
  • Member, Partners Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2002-2005       
  • Co-Chair, Member Benefit Development Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2003-2011      
  • Member, CLE Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2004-2010      
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Relations Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2005-2007      
  • Host, Committee Santa Fe, ABA Family Law Sec., 2006               
  • Member, Nominating Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2006-2007       
  • Member, Long Range Planning Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2007-2010      
  • Committee Member, 50th Anniversary Ad Hoc, ABA Family Law Sec., 2008               
  • Co-Chair, CLE Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2008-2010      
  • Chair, SCOPE Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2013-2014      
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, ABA Family Law Sec., 2008-2010      
  • Member, SCOPE Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2010-Present  
  • Council Representative, ABA Family Law Sec., 2008-Present  
  • Member Families Matter Committee, ABA Family Law Sec., 2008-2010      
  • Member, Tech. Committee, American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011-Present  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Leader, Girl Scout Troop #261, NM Trails Girl Scout Council, 2004-2010        
  • Alpha Leader, First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque, NM, 2005-2007        
  • Leadership New Mexico Connect Program Graduate, 2007                 
  • Leadership New Mexico, Curriculum Committee Member, 2010-Present   
  • Volunteer Settlement Facilitator, Second Judicial District Court, 2000-Present   
  • Inducted to Girl Scout Hall of Fame, 2008                 
  • Board Member, First United Methodist Church Wesley Kids Childcare, 2003-2005        
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation, Future Fund Member, 2011-Present   

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Legal and Mental Health Issues of Children Experiencing Divorce, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM, December 6, 2000
  • Speaker, Running a Family Law Practice, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 21, 2001
  • Speaker, Law Office Management & Technology, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 18, 2003
  • Speaker, Alimony Modification, ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 17, 2003
  • Speaker, Family Law and the Young Attorney, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 7, 2003
  • Speaker, Transition to Practice, UNM School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, November 21, 2003
  • Speaker, Tips and Tactics from the Trenches, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA August 8, 2004
  • Speaker, Family Law in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM, August 16, 2004
  • Speaker, Divorce from A to Z, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, October 7, 2004
  • Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 7, 2005
  • Speaker, Careers in Family Law, ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, San Diego, CA, September 28, 2005
  • Speaker, Ounce of Prevention, Pound of Cure:  Critical Financial Mistakes Made in Divorce in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM February 21, 2006
  • Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA FAmily Law Section Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, August 7, 2006
  • Speaker, Is There Anybody Home?  Representing th Mentally or Chemically Impaired Client, LEI National CLE Conference, Snowmas, CO, January 6, 2007
  • Speaker, New Mexico Family Law Practice, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM, February 20, 2008
  • Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 10, 2008
  • Speaker, Family Law Hot Topics: The Hague Convention, Albuquerque Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 3, 2009
  • Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 3, 2009
  • Speaker, Strategic Uses for Business Valuation in Divorce Cases, Albuquerque Bar Association, February 2, 2010
  • Speaker, Family Law Review, Albuquerque Bar, February 5, 2013
  • Speaker, High Asset Divorce, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM, March 6, 2013
  • Speaker, Animal Custody Issues, ABA Family Law Section, Spring CLE Conference, Anchorage, AK, April 18, 2013
  • Speaker, Using A Financial Expert in a Collaborative Divorce Case and Cross Examining a Financial Expert, AICPA Family Law Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 9 & 10, 2013
  • "Electronic Evidence", ABA Family Law Section, 2007    
  • Lecturer, Navigating Complex Asset Cases, NBI-Advanced Family Law, 2013       
  • "The Text Message as Evidence,"  ABA Family Law Section E-Newsletter, 2006      

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • No. 30,698   Evan Ullrich v. Paul Blanchard   The Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico   143 N> 156, 173 P.3d 763 (Table), 2007 -NMCERT-011
  • Case No.26,398  Carsten Thoma, v. Tzveta Apostolova   New Mexico Court of Appeals   None-Summary Affirmance
  • Case No. 27,130   Evan Ullrich v. Paul Blanchard   New Mexico Court of Appeals  Reporter Citation: 142 N.M. 835, 171 P.3d 774, 2007-NMCA-145
  • No. 16-02-1/07   Carsten Thoma v. Tzveta Apostolova  Hague Application for theReturn of Miles Thoma from Bulgaria BULGARIAN Central Authority Hague Application

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, University of New Mexico, December, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New Mexico, Magna cum Laude, 1992
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Office Location for Roberta S. Batley

500 Marquette Avenue Northwest
Suite 1310
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-246-0500

 

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