Lori M. Bencoe

Lori M. Bencoe

Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Licensed and practicing trial lawyer in New Mexico for 20 years
  • Litigated and mediated hundreds of claims for people against insurance companies and healthcare corporations, involving complex medical and legal issues
  • Investigated hundreds of potential claims against health care corporations and other types of corporations and insurance companies
  • Obtained multiple multi-million dollar settlements for clients in wrongful death, medical malpractice, brain injury, and catastrophic personal injury claims in New Mexico
  • Tried approximately 10 jury trials and assisted with others
  • Avid researcher and writer
  • Experienced in all aspects of civil litigation First female partner at prior law firm (employed there for 12 years before founding Bencoe Law Firm in 2004)

Personal Hobbies & Interest

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico native
  • Spending time with family and dogs
  • Gardening, cooking
  • Movies, music and Reading

Del Norte High School Graduate with Honors, 1985

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing Program
    • Law Review: New Mexico Law Review, Article Editor
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1990
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Honors: Rhodes Scholar semifinalist
    • Honors: Minor in Music Performance (attended on full music scholarship - oboe)
    • Honors: Mortar Board Honor Society
    • Honors: Student House Manager, Centennial Hall
    • Major: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member/Sustaining Member, 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Litigation and Medical Negligence Section
  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission, Member/Volunteer, 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Executive Women, 2010
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2002 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2007 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission volunteer, 2004 - Present

Bencoe & LaCour Law Supports its Community

Health Care Del Noate k.u.n.m New Mexico Trial Lawyers AssociationFoundations New Mexico Trial Lawyers AssociationFoundations RGDSN
Association for Surgical Education Team Builders UNM School of Law