Our Staff

Every family law case is unique, and people going through a family law case need the guidance and leadership of an experienced lawyer who knows how to navigate the New Mexico family court system. Because of this, The Law office of Dorene Kuffer only uses seasoned lawyers with exceptional track records to represent our clients. Learn more about our attorneys below:


Dorene Kuffer

Senior Managing Attorney

Dorene Kuffer is the senior and principle attorney with over 30 years practicing all aspects of criminal and family law in New Mexico and Illinois. About Dorene…

James Deacon


Mr. Deacon began his early work in family law during his studies at Capital University Law School where he received a concentration in family law, with a focus on adoption law and assisted reproduction technology law. About James…

Daniel Walton


Dan worked at a family law practice throughout law school where he developed a passion for helping people through some of the harder times in their lives. About Dan


Joyce Hammerschmidt


Joyce is a degreed Paralegal. She graduated from Albuquerque T-VI now CNM in 1994 with Honors and on the Dean’s list. She has over 24 years’ experience as a paralegal. About Joyce…


Jill Potts

General Manager

Jill is a native New Mexican growing up in Los Alamos. She graduated from UNM with a BS in Media Arts and received her MS from Boston University. She worked for non-profits for 10 years before making a career switch to the field of Family Law in 2017. About Jill…

Sharon Tarango


Sharon was born in Albuquerque and is proud to call New Mexico her home. With over 19years’ experience in the legal field, she has worked in some of the most challenging fields thatwork closely with clients. About Sharon…