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In The News And In The Community


Jan. 2024 – Allegra reinstated and continues to serve as one of four Governor’s appointees to the Insurance Nominating Committee of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance.

June 2024 – Allegra performs in amateur theatre production, 3ase, Montreal, QC.


January 2023 – Allegra remains highly rated by peers:  Best Lawyers 2023 (lawyer and law firm), Superlawyer 2023, Martindale Hubble AV rated by lawyers and judges 2023.

June 2023 – Allegra is cast to perform in production “As She Has Been” by Frank Sharp, Fringe Festival 2023, Montreal QC.


Sept 9-11 – Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Law “Taking and Defending Depositions” CLE program.

June 2 – Elected to the Vermont Association of Justice Board of Governors (Allegra is also a 20 year+ member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Board of Directors).

April 24-26 – Allegra invited speaker at Advocacy 360 Auto Crash Litigation 8.0 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the topic of Cell Phone Data, Spoliation, and Presentation.


12.15.2021 Allegra Carpenter on the “team” of civil rights lawyers representing the family of Danny White, killed wrongfully by the Albuquerque Police Department.

December 16 –  co-presenter at New Mexico State Bar Trial Law Institute regarding use of demonstrative evidence in the Covid era

May 21, NM Bar recognizes Ms. Carpenter for 25 years of service as New Mexico attorney.

May 7, Speaker at Michigan Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Seminar,
Thinking Out of the Box – Demonstrative Evidence and Trial Strategies that Can Add Millions to your Case.


December 14 – 15 – Appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission recommending applicants to fill judicial vacancies within the Second Judicial District Court criminal division

Oct. 28 – Moderator, AAJ “Connecting with Conservative Jurors in a Divided World” Webinar

Oct. 9 – Co-presenter for VTAJ Annual Convention CLE – Visual Storytelling at Trial

Sep. 25 – Presenter, NMTLA Annual Convention CLE – “Winning Trials: Learning from Experience Virtual CLE Seminar”; topic Data Visualization – Amplify Your Advocacy with Demonstrative Exhibits.

June 18 – Appointed participant of NM Judicial Nominating Commission (relating to vacancy on NM Ct of Appeals)

June 1 – Appointed participant of NM Judicial Nominating Commission (relating to two judicially created district court judgeship positions)

April 30 – Co-presenter for VTAJ Remote Mediation Webinar (with James Spink)

March 4 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signs into law, HB 21, a bill initiated by Allegra Carpenter, carried by Representative Dayman Hochman-Vigil, and supported by a team of others to prohibit non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment settlement agreements, thus protecting the voices of victims, and preventing future abuses. The legislation passed through the NM Legislature in a 30 day session, having received the support and message of the Governor. (see the case details)

Photo of Allegra C. Carpenter in a Meeting




September 16 – Speaks on use of visual evidence to demonstrate liability and damages at the Advocacy 360, Las Vegas, NV, seminar “The Art and Science of Injury Cases.

September 4 – Santa Fe New Mexican reports comments regarding Whistleblower Protection Act lawsuit against NM HSD.

August 6 – Comments to Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican on Efforts to Prevent Gag Orders in Discrimination/Retaliation Settlement Agreements.

August, 2019: Best Lawyers of America Announcement: Allegra Carpenter selected by her Albuquerque peers as the “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 for her specialty representing Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Litigation. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation.

July 23 – Appointed by Governor Lujan Grisham to serve a four-year term on the New Mexico Insurance Nominating Committee.

July – Invited to address AAJ Products and Consumer Group members regarding visual litigation strategy (AAJ Annual Conference, San Diego)

April 9 – Allegra speaks at National Auto Crash seminar on visualizing the case

April 5 – Speaks on Digital Evidence/Preservation/Spoliation at NMTLA Annual Tort Update

January, peer-reviewed article entitled “Spoliation in the Digital Age” published in the American Association of Justice (AAJ) law journal, Trial Magazine.



August, New Mexico Bar Association Annual Convention, speaker on topic of starting and maintaining a law firm.

March, Advocacy 360, Jackson Hole, Wyoming invited lecturer on topic of “Visualizing your Case A-Zed.”

July, American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Denver, “Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating security cases While Working with the Criminal Justice System.”



October, Arizona Association for Justice, Annual Conference, Advanced Trial Advocacy.

October, NMTLA – Using Exhibits at Deposition and Trial

July – American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Boston MA – “Use of Exhibits, PowerPoint, Boards, and Video in Opening Statements”

April, co-trial counsel in case against Zimmer, $2 million verdict


August – Inner Circle of Advocates, Greenbrier Convention – Spoliation of Evidence”

February – American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention Boca Raton, FL – “Discovery and Spoliation Issues” (Premises Liability and Inadequate Security Litigation Track)


November – Vermont Association for Justice, Power of Thinking Visually


November, NMTLA – Ethics: Settling the Multi-Plaintiff Case


September, NMTLA “Where do you find your rules?” (as part of Speaking to the Jury Seminar)

June, NMTLA Evidence and Mock Trial – “The Spectrum – Visual Aid to Demonstrative Evidence”


September, NM Black Lawyers Association, “Use of Basic Electronic Demonstrative Devices”


April, NMTLA, “There’s No School, Like the Old School – Contemporary Lessons from United Nuclear v. General Atomic

Pre – 2010

May, 2009, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, “Showing the Story: Fine Tuning Your Advocacy with Presentation Graphics”

April 2008, co-trial counsel in litigation against Allsup’s Convenience Stores, $51 million verdict.

April, 2008, NMTLA – Annual Tort Update: “Hot Discovery Issues – Moral Underpinnings of Resisting Confidentiality Orders”

2006-2007, authored Amicus Curiae brief supporting NM Convenience Store Regulations under challenge by the NM Petroleum Marketers Association. The NM Court of Appeals decision upholding the regulations can be seen here.

June, 2006, NMTLA – Presenting Scientific Evidence

April, 2006 – Federal Criminal Defense Practitioner, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts – Train the Trainers, Effective Use of Powerpoint in the Courtroom (Plenary Session)

Aug, 2005, article regarding involvement in protecting convenience store safety regulations.

February, 2005, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, “Be Graphic”

July, 2004, New Mexico Victim Advocacy, “Civil Justice”

January, 2004, NMTLA Panel: Secrets on Overcoming Insurance Industry Tactics

November 2004, NMTLA – Practical Problems in Ethics and Professionalism (Lawyer Ethics Panel)

December, 2003, quoted in Albuquerque Journal regarding use of electronic evidence

June, 2003, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, PowerPoint Primer

March, 2003, NMCDL – “Courtroom Persuasion” (21st Century Trial Techniques)

September, 2002, NMTLA “Nursing Home Litigation (Program Chair and Presenter)

July, 2002, National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA), Deposition College (Faculty)

May, 2002, Cook County Public Defenders, Gave 2-day training to capitol crimes division on use of visuals at trial

April, 2001, New Mexico State Bar Solo and Small Firm Practioners, Trial Graphics

January, 2001, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Santa Fe, Use of Graphics Training Seminar

November, 2000 , NMTLA – Seeing is Believing – Computers in Everyday Practice (Program Chair)

May, 1999 – New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, 3rd Annual Convention – “Wrongful Death Suits)

February, 1999, NMTLA – “Using Technology to Effectively Communicate”