Mr. Donald F. Harris

Mr. Donald F. Harris: Attorney with New Mexico Financial Law, PC AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Don Harris has represented clients in numerous complex cases involving business and financial matters. Mr. Harris has experience as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Mexico and a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Albuquerque. Don's trial and courtroom skills are formidable. For several years, Mr. Harris was a Barrister in the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court.


Don Harris graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut Law School and scored in the top one percent on the national bar exam. He clerked for the chief judge of one of the busiest federal bankruptcy courts in the country. Don is the Past Chair and a current member of the Bankruptcy Section of the New Mexico State Bar as well as the family law section. He is a current member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Don founded and was the first president of the States' Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (SABA) which is a national association of state and local governmental legal professionals who coordinate and cooperate in bankruptcy matters on a national level. Don Harris was the lead attorney representing 31 states in the US Supreme Court of Raleigh v. Illinois, in which he prevailed both in getting the Supreme Court to hear the case and ultimately to unanimously rule in favor of the position he was advocating on behalf of the many states.

Don was invited to testify before Congress in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on March 18, 1999 regarding proposed changes to the bankruptcy code at that time. He was selected to participate in the proceedings before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission that was created by Congress to recommend changes to the bankruptcy code.

Mr. Harris has written articles in leading bankruptcy publications and written materials and presented at several bankruptcy seminars for attorneys. He has obtained numerous published court opinions in several different states in the area of bankruptcy law.

He has been honored by the New Mexico State Bar three times with appointments to serve on the Judicial Selection Committee. He has been selected by the New Mexico bankruptcy judges to serve on a local rules committee.

Don is a highly respected member of the community and of his peers and brings experience, dedication and a wealth of knowledge of the law and of the community to the table when he represents his clients in Bankruptcy Law and General Law Practice matters.

Areas of Practice (187)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Asset Protection
  • Bankruptcy Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 12
  • Bankruptcy Collections
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 13
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Mediation
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Bankruptcy Taxation
  • Bankruptcy Trustees Rights
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Commercial Insolvency
  • Commercial Recovery
  • Commercial Workouts
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Debt Relief
  • Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Insolvency
  • International Bankruptcy
  • International Insolvency
  • Liquidations
  • Out of Court Debt Restructuring
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts
  • Receivership
  • Repossessions
  • Workouts
  • Business Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Syndication
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Trusts
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Cooperative Taxation
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • International Business Law
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Minority Business Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Privatization
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Collections
  • Commercial Collections
  • Garnishments
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Professional Collections
  • Retail Collections
  • Secured Collections
  • Unsecured Collections
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Architectural Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Workouts
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Contractors Liability
  • Environmental Construction Law
  • International Construction Contracts
  • International Construction Law
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Public Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Payday Loans
  • Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-445-4804  Phone
505-503-1637  Phone
University Attended:
University of Hartford, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Connecticut, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990, Connecticut; 1990, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1992, New Mexico; 1992, Colorado; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (25 reviews)
High ethical standing icon
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 09/15/17 in Bankruptcy Chapter 11

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 04/15/16 in Bankruptcy

    Attorney Harris is well respected in the legal community for his legal knowledge, skills, integrity, and professionalism.

    Attorney Harris is well respected in the legal community for his legal knowledge, skills, integrity, and professionalism. Read less

    Read less

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contact Mr. Donald F. Harris

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.