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Tiffany Oliver Leigh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Leigh & Dougherty, P.C.
1401 Central Avenue NW, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1138
Phone: 505-492-2096
Fax: 505-492-2038
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed in New Mexico Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Tiffany Oliver Leigh is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and Former Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.  From 2015-2018, Tiffany has named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a designation bestowed upon less than 3% of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico for excellence in practice.  In 2020 and 2021, Ms. Leigh was named a Southwest Super Lawyer.  Ms. Leigh has also been recognized by her colleagues in The Best Lawyers in America, a peer review guide to the legal profession.

Since her graduation from the University of New Mexico, School of Law in 2004, she has practiced exclusively in the area of family law.  Her practice includes divorce, property division, child custody, child support, as well as the drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  Tiffany assists her clients in selecting the course of action best suited for their individual case, whether that be litigation, negotiation, or collaborative divorce.  Ms. Leigh is frequently called upon by clients and the court alike to serve as a mediator to assist parties in bringing resolution to their family law matters.

Tiffany is a founder and regular volunteer at the Divorce Options Workshop, a monthly community outreach program designed to teach pro se litigants how to resolve their family law issues without the need for court intervention.  She also co-authored Divorce in New Mexico, a divorce question-and-answer format book that provides easy to understand information regarding the divorce process in the State of New Mexico.

Tiffany frequently presents at continuing education seminars and in 2011 received the Continuing Legal Education Crest Award, an award given to the top young lawyer presentation by the State Bar of New Mexico.  In 2014, Tiffany co-authored an amicus brief which resulted in the New Mexico Supreme Court reversing a Court of Appeals decision and extending guardians ad litem quasi-judicial immunity.  Tiffany is committed to educating her clients to empower them to intelligently navigate the family law waters and achieve the best possible results.

Certificates and Credentials

About Tiffany Oliver Leigh

First Admitted: 2005, New Mexico

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Educational Background

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Dean's List, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, Exchange Student, University of New Mexico, Presidential Scholar

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Settlement Facilitator, Regularly called upon by the Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico to serve as a volunteer settlement facilitator in pro se cases
  • Chair, Board of Directors of Wesley Kids, an outreach of the First United Methodist Church

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • 40 Hour Training Program in the Theory and Practice of Mediation, 2002
  • 40 Hour Training Program in the Theory and Practice of Family Law Mediation, 2003
  • New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist, 2012 - Present
  • Trained Collaborative Law Attorney, 2006 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Graduate, State Bar of New Mexico Leadership Training Institute, 2006
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006 - Present
  • Board Member, Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, 2007 - Present
  • Committee Member, Scholarship Committee, Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, 2010
  • Chair, Collaborative Law Symposium Planning Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Reporter for the State of New Mexico, Family Law Quarterly, Law in Fifty States
  • Member, Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Albuquerque Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Manuscript Editor, Student Articles Editor, New Mexico Law Review, 2002 - 2004
  • Chair,  Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, 2012
  • Graduate, ABA/NITA Family Law Trial Institute, 2013
  • Member, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2006 - Present
  • Member, New Mexico Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Turning to Retirement Assets for Cash, New Mexico Lawyer, 2012
  • Author, Intentiaonal Infliction of Emotional Distress Between Spouses: New Mexico's Excessively High Threshold for Outrageous Conduct, New Mexico Law Review , 2003
  • Moderator, Reaching for Collaborative Gold, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2012
  • Moderator, Advanced Collaborative Training, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2011
  • Speaker, New Mexico Annual Collaborativer Law Symposium, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2009, 2011 - 2013
  • Speaker, Family Law Basics, State Bar of New Mexico, 2012
  • Moderator, New Mexico Collaborative Law Symposium, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, 2006, 2008
  • Moderator, Family Law Institute, State Bar of New Mexico, 2012
  • Speaker, New Mexico Family Law Practice, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Author, Why Financial Neutrals are Invaluable in a Collaborative Case: An Attorney's Perspective, AICPA Corner ABA Family Law Section E-Newsletter, 2012


  • Outstanding State Bar Program Award, State Bar of New Mexico, Recognizes outstanding law-related programs that serve the legal profession and the public, 2013
  • CLE Crest Award, State Bar of New Mexico, Awarded to the top young lawyer continuing legal education presenter, 2011
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Office Location for Tiffany Oliver Leigh

1401 Central Avenue NW
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1138

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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