Bencoe, Lori M.

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Lori M. 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)

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

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing Program
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • 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

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission volunteer, 2004 to Present

Professional Associations

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

Practice Areas

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

Bar Admissions

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