Allegra C. Carpenter



Albuquerque, NM



Guided by the principle that every person and corporation has a moral and legal duty to care for the safety of others, for over 25 years, Allegra Carpenter has successfully battled those responsible to hold them accountable.  Her desire always is to bring justice to those who are catastrophically harmed by the actions of others.   

Allegra’s creative approach to selecting, strategizing, and advocating for those harmed or killed in truck crashes, from medical negligence, in nursing homes, and other personal injury, has earned her respect among clients, peers, and judges.  She is a regularly invited instructor of trial skills, legal strategy, and legal graphic visualization .  She welcomes opportunity to collaborate with like-minded advocates for justice.

Allegra is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. She has received recognition from Best Lawyers in America as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region for the past 10 years, including receiving the Albuquerque Best Civil Plaintiff’s Attorney of the Year Award in 2015 and 2020. She is a Thompson Reuters rated "Super Lawyer" and is an invited National Trial Lawer's "New Mexico Top 100".

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking Accidents & Catastrophic Car Crashes
  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Persuasive Litigation Graphics

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1996
  • Vermont, 2019


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Economics
  • Highland Highschool, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • 1986

Published Works

  • Jan. 2019, published article in AAJ Trial Magazine, Spoliation in the Digital Age
  • Law Journal: : “The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression,” 64 Nordic Journal of International Law, p. 223, 1995, Author


  • University of New Mexico Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2003 to 2005
  • Regularly invited legal education lecturer to national legal organizations including American Association of Justice, New Mexico Trial Lawyers, State Bar of New Mexico, Advocacy 360, and other legal groups.

Honors and Awards

  • Voted by peers: Best Lawyers, Albuquerque Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2015 and 2020 (this award is given to the one attorney who receives the highest overall peer-feedback in a specific practice area and region)
  • Voted by peers for inclusion in "Best Lawyers in America" 2005 to present; Best Law Firms 2019 to present
  • Allegra-Law, LLC rated a Best’s Best Law Firm, 2019-present
  • Voted by peers and judges: Martindale-Hubbell AV* rating (highest possible) 2013 to present for legal ability and ethical standards
  • Voted by peers for inclusion in "Superlawyers" 2014 to present (top 5% lawyers receive this award)
  • Invited to National Trial Lawyers "Top 100" 2017 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Vermont Association for Justice – Member of Board of Governors, 2022 to Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Member of Board of Directors, 1998 - 2005, 2012 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Treasurer, 2001 - 2002
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Columnist for the NMTLA Journal, 2002 - 2005
  • Past member of NM Judicial Nominating Commission and Federal Rules Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Senator Pete V. Domenici, Washington D.C., Legislative Assistant, 1990 to 1992
  • Scientech – Department of Energy Contractor, Los Alamos, Clerk, 1993 to 1994
  • New Mexico House Minority, Legislative Analyst, 1993 to 1995
  • McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, Partner, 1995 to 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Appointed by Governor Lujan Grisham, serving a four-year term on the NM Insurance Nominating Committee
  • Green Mountain Montessori School, Volunteer Board Member