Donald F. Kochersberger, III

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Business Law Southwest
Donald F. Kochersberger, III
Business Law Southwest

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, White Collar Crimes, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1998

Education: The University of Toledo College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Business Law Southwest

6801 Jefferson Street Northwest
Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87109 Visit website


A highly regarded trial attorney, Donald F. Kochersberger III is a member of Business Law Southwest, LLC. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the state, as well as in Texas and other parts of the Southwest. Mr. Kochersberger is admitted to practice before all New Mexico and Texas state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Kochersberger handles a variety of complex civil litigation cases, including business torts, unfair business practices, shareholder and partner disputes, contract breaches, employee misconduct and noncompete agreements. He also has a background in criminal law, representing clients who have been charged by the state or federal government with the commission of felony or misdemeanor offenses, including fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. Mr. Kochersberger's experience has also encompassed real estate and business transactions and intellectual property matters.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Kochersberger attended the University at Buffalo, part of the University of New York system, and he received both a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1995. After working as a paramedic in Buffalo, he enrolled at the University of Toledo College of Law, and he was the symposium editor of the University of Toledo Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Mr. Kochersberger was a shareholder in another law firm before joining Business Law Southwest, LLC, in October 2005. His professional affiliations include the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

*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

Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Contracts, Criminal Law - Federal, Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secret, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Business Litigation
  • 20% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1998, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:

  • AV rating, Peer Reviewed Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019 Super Lawyer Honoree, Attorney, Super Lawyers , 2019
  • Corp. America’s New Mexico Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Top 1% of Professionals, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Criminal Justice Act panel, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Member
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1998
  • Texas, 2013
  • New Mexico, 1998
Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., B.S., 1993

Office location for Donald F. Kochersberger, III

6801 Jefferson Street Northwest
Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: 505-848-8581


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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