Lori Bencoe

Lori Bencoe
  • 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)
  • New Mexico Trial Association
    • Member, 1991 - present
    • Board of Directors 2002 - present
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2007-2008
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member, 1995 - present
    • Litigation and medical malpractice section member
  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission volunteer, 2004 - present
  • National Association of Professional Executive Women, 2010
  • New Mexico State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


  • University of New Mexico Law School
    • Juris Doctor in 1993
    • Article Editor, New Mexico Law Review
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing Program
  • University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona¬†
    • Graduated 1990 with Honors and magna cum laude
    • Major in communications
    • Minor in music performance (attended on full music scholarship - oboe)
    • Phi Beta Kappa honor society
    • Rhodes Scholar semifinalist
    • Mortar Board Honor Society
    • Student House Manager, Centennial Hall
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico native
  • Spending time with family and dogs
  • Gardening, cooking
  • Movies, music and Reading

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