Robert M. Doughty, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Doughty Alcaraz, P.A.
 | 20 First Plaza Northwest, Suite 412
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-273-9535
Fax: 505-242-8707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a trial attorney at Doughty Alcaraz, P.A., Robert M. Doughty III focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation in many different areas. From the firm's office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he provides representation to clients throughout the state in personal injury lawsuits, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, premises liability, toxic tort exposure, construction accidents and similar cases.  Mr. Doughty also handles complex business litigation and political election issues, including organization of political committees and political campaigns.

A fourth generation New Mexican, Mr. Doughty received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University in 1994. He then pursued his legal studies at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. While in law school, Mr. Doughty served an externship with the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. After graduation, he was an associate at a plaintiff's personal injury law firm. He became a shareholder at his current firm in 2005. Admitted to practice in New Mexico, Mr. Doughty is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Mr. Doughty's memberships include the American and Albuquerque bar associations. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mr. Doughty is a former chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission and a former ex officio member of the New Mexico Gaming Control Board. He is also President of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.

*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

Civil Litigation (50%)

Construction Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Robert Doughty, III

Admitted: 1998, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:


  • “Super Lawyer” in the area of civil litigation
  • AV "Preeminent" Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • UNM Board of Regents, Elected President, 2016
  • University of New Mexico Board of Regents, 2014
  • New Mexico Racing Commission, 2011
  • New Mexico Bar, 1998
  • New Mexico Gaming Control Board, Ex-officio member
  • New Mexico Racing Commission, Chairman
  • Republican Lawyers of New Mexico, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Albuquerque Bar Association, Member
  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • New Mexico
  • The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • City of Albuquerque Government Oversight Committee (“AGO”), 2014
  • “Management Consultant” representative on the AGO

Educational Background:

  • New Mexico State University, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, 1994
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Office Location for Robert M. Doughty, III

20 First Plaza Northwest
Suite 412
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-273-9535

Fax: 505-242-8707

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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