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 in other states. She has obtained settlements and jury verdicts against many healthcare corporations, hospitals, and providers.

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 tirelessly as a team and with many lawyers from New Mexico and other states to take on even the largest corporations who engage in unsafe conduct and practices. Her firm has extensive experience with pretrial discovery to obtain the evidence that proves their cases at trial. Lori takes pride in teaching complex medical issues to juries, and routinely seeks out the most qualified medical experts in specialty fields to evaluate cases and teach medicine to the juries who will decide her clients’ cases. Her firm takes a team approach for clients that involves matching her firm’s abilities with other lawyers in and outside New Mexico, including Nick and Courtney Rowley and other TL4J members. 

Lori’s life experiences of losing a parent to cancer, helping her husband of 32 years survive cancer, and managing chronic pain for over twenty-five years of her successful career give her unique insight about her clients’ damages. She believes in her clients’ right to pursue damages for loss of life, liberty and happiness due to their medical and personal injuries, and she understands what a ripple effect of harms and losses an injury or healthcare betrayal 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 music performance scholarship (oboe/saxophone), graduating in 1990 with a BA in Communications (magna cum laude, Honors and Phi Beta Kappa), and from the University of New Mexico Law School with a JD in 1993. She is married has a son and daughter-in-law bound for graduate/ medical school. In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects, cooking,  music (classical to ALL genres of rock), movies, and playing Game of Thrones Conquest, where her warrior dragon is named Mary Jane to honor her late mother.  Her chile preference is Christmas (meaning red AND green), she wholeheartedly supports balloonists especially for Fiesta in October, and she believes no home is complete without at least one or two dogs and presently has three.