Sarah Bennett, David Walther,Michael Golden, Amber Macias Mayo & Morgan Honeycutt all recognized by Best Lawyers® for the 2021 awards year

Sarah Bennett, David Walther,Michael Golden, Amber Macias Mayo & Morgan Honeycutt all recognized by Best Lawyers® for the 2021 awards year

August 21st 2020: In a first for a large Santa Fe law firm, every senior lawyer at WBMH Law has been recognized by Best Lawyers.

2021 is already a banner year for family law firm WBMH Law. This award year, in a first for a large Santa Fe law firm, every senior lawyer at the firm has been recognized by Best Lawyers®. Awards are only part of the WBMH Law story, though: WBMH is also a major Santa Fe business success.

Built from the merger of David Walther Law and two family law lawyers from Rothstein Donatelli in 2017, WBMH Law has cultivated a reputation for handling the most complex family law cases, in-state and across state lines. WBMH Law’s early dedication and concentration on highly complex cases was a risky strategy, but one that the firm credits for its rapid growth. WBMH Law has succeeded beyond its founders’ expectations, and awards and recognitions keep coming in.

In the last decade, the lawyers who form WBMH Law have taken home the honor of being named Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year an amazing six times. This year, it is Sarah Bennett’s third time being so honored. David Walther and Of Counsel attorney Michael Golden have also been chosen as Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year multiple times during their careers and were named Best Lawyers again for 2021. But the awards this year are particularly satisfying: While the senior lawyers at the firm have been perennially honored, this year the lawyers of WBMH’s team are emerging as powerhouses in their own right. Morgan Honeycutt and Amber Maçias-Mayo both were named Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, an honor reserved for lawyers practicing in family law for less than 10 years.

Building the largest Santa Fe law firm dedicated exclusively to family law was a major accomplishment. For WBMH Law, the awards are a satisfying cherry on the cake.

WBMH serves New Mexico and out-of-state clients from offices located at 123 E. Marcy Street, Suite 205, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.wbmhlaw.com or contact Amber Macias-Mayo at 505-795-7117.

Michael Golden named Best Lawyers® 2020 Santa Fe Family Lawyer of theYear

Michael Golden named Best Lawyers® 2020 Santa Fe Family Lawyer of theYear

August 15th 2020: For the second time in four years, Michael Golden has been chosen as Best Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. This honor marks the fifth time since 2012 that a WBMH attorney has been recognized as being at the top of the field.

The honor is particularly satisfying, since it is based on peer review. Best Lawyers uses a process designed to capture the consensus opinion of local lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. To be named Lawyer of the Year means Golden’s professional colleagues rated him highest overall for a family lawyer in Santa Fe.

Golden has been practicing family law for over 40 years, 31 of which were as partner at Moore & Golden. His career has spanned all aspects of family law, but Golden’s preferred work is in alternative dispute resolution. Golden joined WBMH in 2016, of counsel, to continue this work in financially complex cases. Along with his WBMH colleagues, Golden focuses on family law cases in which financial or geographic complexities require the highest level of family law competence.

Golden and WBMH partners David Walther and Sarah Bennett were also selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a distinction all three have earned year after year.

WBMH serves New Mexico and out-of-state clients from offices located at 123 E. Marcy Street, Suite 205, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.wbmhlaw.com or contact Amber Macias-Mayo at 505-795-7117.

 

Three Generations of Walther Lawyers

Three Generations of Walther Lawyers

May 20th, 2019 On a very proud day for David Walther, Walther’s grandson, Curtis, is shown at left taking the Attorney’s Oath. After graduating from David’s alma mater, Marquette University Law School, Curtis took his oath in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room. David, his son Christopher, and his daughter-in-law Karla (all standing at right in the photo) acted as movants.  Christopher, David’s other son, Mark, and David’s daughters, Gretchen and Jennifer, are also practicing attorneys.

The Link: Animal & Child Abuse

October 22nd, 2018  Child abuse is an abhorrent crime. Like other domestic abuse, it can be hidden inside a household, out of the public eye.  The mistreatment of animals is frequently more visible to outsiders and can and should be used as a clue to uncover potential additional abuse within a family.

In her recently published article in the American Journal of Family Law, Amber Macias-Mayo explores the link between animal and child abuse. Read the article here.

Sarah Bennett honored

Sarah Bennett honored

August 17th, 2018 Best Lawyers has named WBMHLaw’s Sarah Bennett as this year’s Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year.

For the second time in seven years, Sarah Bennett has been named Best Lawyers® Santa Fe Family Law Lawyer of the Year. Entirely based on peer review, the Best Lawyer process is designed to capture the consensus opinion of local lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. To be named Lawyer of the Year means that Bennett had the highest overall peer-feedback for a Family Lawyer in Santa Fe. Quite an honor.

This recognition comes at the height of Bennett’s forty+ year career, the last fifteen of which have been as a board-certified Family Law Specialist. In that capacity she has been instrumental in broadening the practice in New Mexico to include collaborative practice and to refining it as a member of the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Rules Committee.

Bennett’s WBMH colleagues David Walther and Michael Golden have been similarly honored as Santa Fe Family Lawyers of the Year in 2014 and 2016, respectively. All three were named Best Lawyers in 2019. Along with her WBMH partners, Bennett currently focuses on complex family law cases in which financial or geographic considerations require the highest level of competence.

WBMH serves New Mexico and out-of-state clients from offices located at 123 E. Marcy Street, Suite 205, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, contact
Amber Macias-Mayo at 505-795-7117.