Who I Am

Randy Powers practices in all aspects of family law, divorce, custody, child support, kinship-guardianship, and divorce modification. Randy is a N.M. Board Certified Family Law Specialist, who participates in settlement facilitations, arbitrations, and is a court appointed guardian ad litem. His practice includes many cases with different levels of legal involvement, from simple legal issues to be resolved, to the more complex and difficult family law matters.  Randy received the Super Lawyers Rising Star award in 2019, 2020, and 2021.  This honor is  extended to less than 3% of attorneys within the state.  Randy also received the achievement of Best Lawyers in America award for 2021 in the practice of family law.

 

Randy graduated from the University of New Mexico, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Economics. While attending the University of New Mexico, Randy not only was the recipient of the Ben L. Robert’s Academic Scholarship, he was also on both the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll.  He has been an Albuquerque resident since he was a young child.

 

Upon graduating from the University of New Mexico, he attended the Arizona Summit Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree. During his education at the Arizona Summit Law School, Randy received an Academic Merit Scholarship. He was also the recipient of CALI Awards in the areas of Family Law and Trial Practice, which is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools.

 

Randy also has served as an Honor Court Justice for law school.  While attending law school, he completed an externship with the Honorable Elizabeth Whitefield in the Second Judicial District Court. Randy also worked as a law clerk for Nirenstein, Garnice, Soderquiest, PLLC, where the focus was on family law, guardianship, and conservatorship issues.

 

Known for his outstanding professionalism, Randy has volunteered his time by providing constitutional speeches to groups such as The Boy Scouts of America, and has participated in the We the People Constitutional Law Challenge, a landmark program engaging middle and high school students to better understand the institutions of democracy. Randy has also volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charity, and worked on the All Faiths Receiving Home Donor Retention Marketing Research Project.  Randy was also on the Board of Directors for All Faiths.

 

Additionally, Randy served on the New Mexico Reconvened Alimony Guidelines Committee to help the state address the new changes in alimony as a result of the 2017 tax law revisions.  He has had membership in the American Marketing Association, the Family Law Club, the Federalist Society, and Law Paws – an animal advocacy group. He has served as a Pro Bono Attorney Facilitator for the Second Judicial District Court.  Randy is currently in good standing with the State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section and is a member of the Albuquerque Bar Association, and American Bar Association.