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Mr. William A. L'Esperance
Informal Name: Bill
Address: PO Box 90668
Albuquerque, NM 87199-0668
Work Phone: (505) 266-8482
Fax: (505) 266-1366
Web Site:
Practice Area(s):
  • Criminal
Foreign Language Ability:
NM Counties where cases Accepted: Bernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Union, Federal Court
Section Membership:
    Date of Admission to State Bar of New Mexico: 4/1/1975
    Date of First Admission to Any Bar: 4/1/1975
    Law School: Catholic University
    Biography: William A (Bill) L'Esperance: Educated in Washington D.C. area, Juris Doctor from Catholic University of America. Coordinated medical services project in Mexico highlands '67; drafted & served in Vietnam, U.S.Army, '70. Married, 39 years, with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Began legal career in Northern New Mexico, clerking for Judge Ramon Lopez at N.M. Court of Appeals, then serving with Attorney General as Chief Counsel for New Mexico Department of Education, followed by private civil practice in Santa Fe and Taos. Began criminal practice in Albuquerque with N.M. Public Defender, followed by several years with Leon Taylor and sole practice. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Veterans Administration during 1980's, emphasis for over 30 years on criminal trial practice, administrative and appellate practice. Admitted to United States Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for Federal Circuit, 5th Circuit, 10th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U.S. Court of Claims, with special appearances in D.C. Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, and Colorado Supreme Court. Admitted to practice in New Mexico since 1975. Practicing Christian Legal Aid Attorney since 1980; Judge Advocate for Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.A. (New Mexico Post). Enjoy particularly helping Veterans with criminal matters.
    Status: Active Attorney