Lori M. Bencoe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Bencoe & LaCour Law PC
 | 9201 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 404
Albuquerque, NM 87111-2470
Phone: 505-247-8800
Fax: 505-247-8801
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Lori M. Bencoe is a founder of Bencoe & LaCour Law, PC in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She helps clients and families throughout New Mexico who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence or intentional misconduct, and her firm aggressively pursues full compensation from such actors and their insurers.  She focuses primarily on claims against health care corporations and their providers, but also handles auto and trucking crash cases and premises liability cases.  Her firm is highly selective, conducts extensive case screenings, and fully prepares clients' cases to succeed at trial with support from highly qualified experts.  

Ms. Bencoe has been helping injured clients and families since becoming a lawyer in 1993.  She has litigated hundreds of claims and recovered millions in compensation for her catastrophically injured clients and their families.  A native New Mexican with four generations of family in the state, Ms. Bencoe has served her community through volunteer teaching and mentoring, appointment to the boards of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association/Foundation and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and service on the New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Committee and for the New Mexico Medical Review Commission.  She has practiced in New Mexico continuously since graduating from UNM Law School and becoming licensed in 1993.  She is qualified to appear before all New Mexico state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. 

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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About Lori Bencoe

Admitted: 1993, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.bencoelaw.com/Lori-Bencoe.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission volunteer, 2004 - present


  • $14,502,807.69 bench trial judgment in Edwin Wilson v. IBPOE of the World Navajo Lodge #863, D-202-CV-2015-04402 (Hon. J. Bacon, Bernalillo County) - damages evidentiary hearing after stipulation of liability (nightclub premises liability for shooting resulting in paraplegia), 2016
  • $325,000 confidential settlement, premises liability (parking lot fall), 2015
  • $860,000 jury verdict in Lorie Abeyta v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inc., D-202-CV-2016-00655 (Hon. J. Campbell, Bernalillo County) - surgical malpractice case (gallbladder surgery) , 2018
  • $250,000 confidential settlement, dental/orthodontic negligence , 2015
  • $2,750,000 confidential settlement, spinal surgery and hospital credentialing negligence , 2015
  • $380,750 jury verdict in Mary Cockburn v. Lovelace Health System, Inc. d/b/a Lovelace Medical Center, D-101-CV-2015-01206 (Hon. J. Thomson; Santa Fe County) - hospital radiology malpractice case (failure to diagnose acute appendicitis on CT scan)  , 2017

Educational Background:

  • 1990:  University of Arizona, BA in Communications, Minor in music performance (oboe), magna cum laude / honors 1993: University of New Mexico Law School, JD 2014:  Straus Institute, Pepperdine:  Certification in Mediating the Litigated Case    
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Office Location for Lori M. Bencoe

9201 Montgomery Blvd NE
Suite 404
Albuquerque, NM 87111-2470

Phone: 505-247-8800

Fax: 505-247-8801

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Last Updated: 1/4/2021

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