Don F. Harris, Esq.

Don Harris family law lawyerBackground and Education

Don Harris graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut Law School and scored in the top one percent on the national bar exam. Don is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar and is the Former President of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar.

He has been honored by the New Mexico State Bar three times with appointments to serve on the Judicial Selection 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 Family and Divorce Law, Bankruptcy Law, and General Law Practice matters.

Family and Divorce Law

Don’s Number 1 goal and responsibility is to look out for his client’s best interests. In Family and Divorce law that encompasses not only the client but also the client’s children and assets. He assists in solving the short term problems and helps to provide the framework for long term beneficial solutions.

Complex Divorce Cases

Don Harris has represented numerous clients in both complex and simple domestic relations cases. These family law & divorce cases involve all the standard issues of family law, as well as his numerous complex cases involving divorce related business and financial matters. Besides applying his extensive legal expertise, when it is helpful to the client in such areas where high assets or complex business matters are involved Don facilitates these matters and teams with highly qualified professionals such as financial advisors, accountants and forensic CPAs.

Don clearly understands the emotional and spiritual issues involved in divorces and can assist by bringing in family financial and personal counselors for the client and the children. Don has been selected as a member of Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar. 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. For several years, Mr. Harris was a Barrister in the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court. Don’s trial and courtroom skills are formidable.


In over fifteen years of legal experience, Don successfully represented thirty-one states before the United States Supreme Court, testified before Congress on bankruptcy reform, and testified before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. He clerked for the chief judge of one of the busiest federal bankruptcy courts in the country. He was the founder and first president of the States’ Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, which enabled state governments to effectively collaborate on federal bankruptcy matters. He is the past-Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Mexico State Bars and is a member of the bankruptcy law section. If due to divorce matters or other circumstances Bankruptcy is an issue for you, please visit his page on Bankruptcy.

Public Service

Currently Mr. Harris is a City Councilor for the City of Albuquerque. He represents approximately 50,000 people in his City Council District. Don Harris served on the transition teams of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and of Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez. His popularity with his constituents was evident when he recently ran for re-election and received 79% of vote in the contested election.

When you have a legal problem, you need to know that your concerns are in good and capable hands. You need Don Harris. Learn why Don Harris’ clients say that he “makes the law make sense.”