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

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

Attorney

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

Attorney

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

Joyce Hammerschmidt

Paralegal

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

Jill Potts

Business Administrator

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…

Melissa

Melissa DeHoyos

Paralegal

Melissa DeHoyos earned her Paralegal Certificate from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois. About Melissa…