University of Tulsa College of Law
– J.D. Juris Doctor
University of Texas at Arlington
– Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Computer Science
Cherie LaCour is a trial lawyer practicing in communities across the state of New Mexico. Cherie has spent her entire legal career fighting for injured plaintiffs and considers it an honor and a privilege to help children and families obtain justice when they have been injured by wrongdoers.
Cherie began her legal career, in a medical malpractice litigation firm working for clients with complex medical negligence claims. In 2006, Cherie joined her Partner, Lori Bencoe and established Bencoe & LaCour Law, PC where they work as a team to obtain justice for people injured by healthcare systems, hospitals, physicians, insurance companies and others. As part of the Bencoe & LaCour team, she has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout New Mexico. Cherie has particular experience in representing children and families with birth injury claims and has received specialized education and training in labor and delivery care and the interpretation of electronic fetal monitoring.
Cherie takes pride in guiding people thought the legal process with compassion and patience. She feels it is her duty to fight for clients’ rights and she works hard to provide clients with all the information they need to make informed decisions about what is best for them and their families when pursuing a legal claim.
Cherie received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Arlington, where she majored in Political Science (pre-law) and minored in Computer Science. She then graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor for The Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law. During law school she served as a mediator for early settlement in the Northeast Alternative Dispute Resolution Program where she mediated cases for judges in courts around Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cherie was born and raised in Texas and has called New Mexico home since 1997. She is married, has one daughter, two dogs and in her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, movies and the lifelong pursuit of learning.