David L. Walther

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Santa Fe, NM

Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt
 | 123 E. Marcy Street, Suite 205
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-503-1997
Fax: 505-216-2301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Widely recognized as a leading family law attorney, David L. Walther is an owner of Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt. Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he provides representation to clients throughout the area, and he is admitted to practice in both New Mexico and Wisconsin. Mr. Walther is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 10 Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a co-author of "Bounds of Advocacy", a treatise for family law attorneys that was published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

A significant portion of Mr. Walther's practice consists of the representation of wealthy and high-profile clients whose marriages are coming to an end. These types of divorces often present complex financial, tax and asset valuation issues, and in many cases, his clients need the proceedings to be handled discreetly and privately. Accordingly, Mr. Walther often seeks to help them reach an accord through such alternative dispute resolution methods as negotiations, mediation and collaborative law. However, when necessary and advisable, he is a forceful courtroom advocate on their behalf.

In addition to his matrimonial practice, Mr. Walther has prepared and reviewed prenuptial agreements, and he has helped clients who have already gone through a divorce and who are seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing parenting and support orders. The quality of his work throughout his career has earned him the esteem of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Mr. Walther has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. His professional memberships include the Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.

*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

Family Law (90%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About David Walther

Admitted: 1986, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.wbmhlaw.com/wbmh-group/david-walther/


  • Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • Top 100 Divorce Trial Lawyers in U.S
  • 2014 Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year
  • “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell since 1966
  • Best Lawyers in America since 1986
  • Best Lawyers Santa Fe Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyer since 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 10th United States Courts of Appeal
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 7th United States Courts of Appeal
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Federal Courts of New Wisconsin
  • Federal Courts of New Mexico
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council Member, 1985-1989
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Member Executive Committee, 1995-2005
  • Santa Fe Bar Association
  • American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, Board Member, 1993-1998
  • Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author of the Bounds of Advocacy, the book that set the national standard for Domestic Relations Practice

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University Liberal Arts, 1958
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Office Location for David L. Walther

123 E. Marcy Street
Suite 205
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-503-1997

Fax: 505-216-2301

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019

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