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Kathleen D. Carter
Kathleen D. Carter
Kathleen D. Carter is a native New Mexican who has practiced law in Albuquerque for thirty years. She headed every major division of the District Attorney’s Office in her ten years there. She was a Metropolitan Court Judge and has been with the firm practicing Family and Personal Injury Law since.
"The proper representation can provide the balance in the scales of justice."
Born in Clovis, New Mexico. Native New Mexican.
Married, 2 children.
B.A. University of Texas 1969
Master of Public Health, University of Michigan 1971
Juris Doctor, Florida State University 1977
Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office for 10 years under three DA’s:
Ira Robinson, Steve Schiff, and Bob Schwartz
Deputy District Attorney/Supervisor
Civil Division: Consumer law, Extraditions, Probation
Revocation, Mental and Alcohol Commitments
Property Crimes/Narcotics Division
Children’s Court Attorney
White Collar Crime and Worthless Check Division
Lecturer in law for APD, BCSO, NM Police Academy,
and Bernalillo County Juvenile Probation Department
Legislative Drafting Committee for Children’s Code
Metropolitan Court Judge 1989-1990. Civil & Criminal Caseload.
Carter Law Firm, P.C. 1991 to Current Date
Practice limited to Domestic Relations/Family Law:
Divorce, Child Support, Paternity, Post Decree proceedings, Kinship
Guardianships, Child Custody and Visitation including Uniform Child
Custody Jurisdiction Act, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Legal
Separations, Wills, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Adoptions
and other related matters. I have practiced in the First, Second,
Seventh, Ninth and Thirteenth Judicial Districts in Domestic Relations
Rio Grande Kiwanis International Club 20 years
Board Member and Vice President Chaparral Council
Girl Scouts 10 years
NM State Bar Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Native New Mexican
Practiced Law since 1977
Metropolitan Court Judge
14-years Private Practice in Family Law
Legal Advisor / Lecturer in Law
1. Albuquerque Police Department
2. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department
3. New Mexico Police Academy
4. Bernalillo County Juvenile Probation Department