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Lori Bencoe

Lori Bencoe

New Mexico



University of New Mexico Law School
– J.D. Juris Doctor

University of Arizona
– Bachelor of Arts in Communications / Music Performance Minor




Lori Bencoe

Lori is an experienced trial lawyer in New Mexico who has been fighting to obtain justice for people hurt by wrongdoers for her entire legal career. Since becoming a lawyer in 1993 she has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout New Mexico and beyond. She has obtained jury verdicts against multiple healthcare system/hospitals and physicians.

While most of Lori’s clients have medical malpractice claims, she also helps clients and families with negligence and wrongful death claims for unsafe premises and car and truck crashes. She believes in safety and in corporate accountability for mistakes that cause harm. When insurance and other companies refuse to take responsibility for the harm their mistakes cause, she seeks full accountability from a jury.

After eleven years with an Albuquerque personal injury firm, Lori started her own boutique medical malpractice litigation firm in 2004. Since then, her firm has worked as a team and with many co-counsel to take on even the largest health care corporations for unsafe conduct and practices. Her firm has extensive experience with written discovery, depositions and pretrial, trial and post-trial motion practice. Lori takes pride in working hard to simplify complex medical issues for juries. She routinely seeks out the most qualified medical experts in specialty fields to evaluate cases and to teach medicine to the juries who will decide her clients’ cases. The firm takes a team approach for clients, so Lori works closely with New Mexico partner Cherie LaCour and with local co-counsel, Nick and Courtney Rowley and other TL4J members.

Lori’s life experiences of losing a parent to cancer and managing chronic pain for over twenty years of her successful career give her unique insight about her clients’ damages. She believes her clients’ injuries affect their right to pursue life, liberty and happiness, and understands what a ripple effect of harms and losses an injury can have on a client and their entire family.

Lori is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of Arizona on a full music performance scholarship (oboe/saxophone), graduating in 1990 with a BA in Communications (magna cum laude, Honors and Phi Beta Kappa), then from the University of New Mexico Law School with a JD in 1993. She is married, has one grown son, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, a wide variety of music, movies and playing Game of Throne Conquest. Her chile preference is Christmas (meaning red AND green), and she believes no home is complete without at least one or two dogs and presently has four.