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Allegra C. Carpenter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Allegra Carpenter Law Firm LLC, Allegra-Law
500 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-300-5548
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Selected by her peers to receive Best Lawyer's "Best Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year Award" in both 2015 and 2020, Allegra Carpenter is guided by the principle that every person and corporation has a moral and legal duty to care for the safety of others.  For over 25 years, she has successfully battled those responsible to hold them accountable.  Her desire always is to bring justice to those who are catastrophically harmed by the actions of others.   

Allegra’s creative approach to selecting, strategizing, and advocating for those harmed or killed in truck crashes, from medical negligence, in nursing homes, and other personal injuries, has earned her respect among clients, peers, and judges.  She is a regularly invited instructor of trial skills, legal strategy, and legal graphics visualization.  She welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded advocates for justice.

In addition to being selected Best Albuquerque PI Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and 2020, Allegra is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years.  She is a Thompson Reuters rated "Super Lawyer" and is an invited National Trial Lawyer's "New Mexico Top 100".   Allegra's article on Spoliation of Evidence was published in the January 2019 issue American Association of Justice, Trial Magazine.  She is also a Governor's appointee serving on the oversight board to the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance and in 2020, was instrumental in passage of legislation to prohibit non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment settlements.  Allegra has been licensed in New Mexico for over 25 years and also is licensed in Vermont.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Allegra C. Carpenter

First Admitted: 1996, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author of NMTLA "Discopedia"  , Author/Creator, Discopedia, New Mexico Trial Lawyers
  • Due to experience in both the law of spoliation and advanced knowledge of digital evidence, Allegra was invited to write on the nexus between spoliation and electronic evidence.  , Author, Spoliation in the Digital Age, AAJ Trial Magazine, Injury Plaintiffs, 2019
  • 2003-2005, Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico Law School, Trial and Evidence., Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico
  • 1999-present, Speaker, Continuing Legal Education seminars, variety of legal topics, including trial strategy, visual strategy, legal graphics, victims' rights, evidence, and spoliation of evidence., Legal Organizations, Invited Speaker


  • 2005-present, Voted by other lawyers for "Best Lawyers in America" , Rated - Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers of America
  • Each year, based on peer reviews from other attorneys in the community, Best Lawyers awards the highest rated lawyer in each practice area within a community the "Best Lawyer of the Year" recognition.  Allegra Carpenter received this recognition in both 2015 and again for 2020., Selected by peers as Albuquerque Best Personal Injury Lawyer of the year, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Voted Albuquerque Best Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Selected by peer as Albuquerque Best Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers of America, 2015
  • 2014 to present, selected by peers to be named in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • 2013 to present, selected by lawyer peers and Judges to receive AV (highest rating) Martindale-Hubbell status., AV (highest) Martindale Hubbell rating by peers, Martindale Hubbell
  • Appointed Member of Judicial Nominating Commission and Rules Committees


Pro bono/Community Service

  • Green Mountain Montessori School, Volunteer Board Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Member of Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Member of Board of Directors, 1998 - 2005
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Columnist for the NMTLA Journal, 2002 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Treasurer, 2001-2002

Educational Background

  • Governor's appointee to the Board Selecting and Overseeing the New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance, 2019
  • JD, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1995
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A., Economics, 1990

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyer Association
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Office Location for Allegra C. Carpenter

500 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-300-5548

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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