A proud but humble general legal practice
The law firm of Kraft & Hunter, LLP was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing the residents and businesses of Roswell, Chaves County and southeastern New Mexico with legal services, advice and representation that is characterized by integrity and personal service.
Mission Statement of Kraft & Hunter, LLP:
-To honor and glorify God in all that we do,
-To conduct our legal practice in an ethical, professional, and civil manner,
-To render quality legal services to our clients,
-To provide a positive work atmosphere for our team members, and
-To recognize the importance of maintaining high family values and to practice these values in the lives that we live.
Today, firm principals Richard (Rick) L. Kraft and Dustin K. Hunter are proud of, but humbled by, the successes they have realized.
Experience says it all, that and the judgment of their peers:
Rick and Dustin bring over 30 and 15 years' experience, respectively, to client legal matters.
Rick has been recognized as a Family Law Specialist by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization since 1993, and is a past president of the New Mexico State bar. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rick served as President New Mexico State Bar from 1998 to 1999, and served as President of the New Mexico Young Lawyers Division from 1986 to 1987, receiving his certification in 1993. He has been a Fellow of the Academy for the past 19 years. Rick earned the designation as Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2011 and again in 2013.
Dustin is licensed to practice in both New Mexico and Texas, and he is currently a member of the New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners.He is currently the Vice President of the Chaves County Bar Association
Both attorneys have earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for their professionalism and ethics.
A general practice with evolving concentrations:
While Kraft & Hunter, LLP is qualified to provide you with legal services, counsel and representation on a wide range of legal matters, it has continued to accrue considerable experience in areas such as:
Family law including divorce, spousal and child support, custody and visitation, adoption, juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings, mediation, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
General business including contract review and development, business formation and advice, commercial and civil litigation, due diligence, shareholder and employee disputes.
Personal injury including automobile accidents. We take on property owners, manufacturers, and insurance companies to win the fair and full compensation needed to pay for your recovery. And we work on a contingency basis. You don't have to worry about legal bills adding to any financial difficulties your injury may have precipitated, because we do not get paid until you win your case or claim.
Kraft & Hunter, LLP are also highly experienced in Bankruptcy, Probate & Estate Planning, as well as Insurance Litigation and Coverage. Both attorneys are experienced mediators.
111 West Third Street
Rosewell, NM 88201-4783
Kraft & Hunter will represent your Estate Planning legal matters.
-General Business law
-Probate and Estate Planning
-Insurance Litigation & Coverage
1998, Texas; 2005, New Mexico; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, New Mexico
Texas Tech University, J.D.
Cameron University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1995
State Bar of New Mexico (Director, Young Lawyers Division, 2006-2009); State Bar of Texas; Chaves County Bar Association (Treasurer, 2011-2012)
Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1997-1998. Student Body President, Cameron University, 1994-1995; Family Law Section Board of Directors (2009-2011); Chaves County Pro Bono Committee (Co-Chair 2009-2012); Director for HD Studios; Hearing Officer for Motor Vehicle Seizure, Forfeiture and Violent Crimes Ordinance; New Mexico Business Weekly 40 Under 40 Award's recipient (2011); Commissioner, New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners (2011-2014); President, Valley Christian Academy School Board (2011-2012)
Texas Tech University
Civil Litigation; Family Law; Personal Injury; Business Law
1982, New Mexico, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Baylor University, J.D.
Baylor University, B.A., 1980
State Bar of New Mexico (President-Elect, 1997-1998; President, 1998-1999; Member, Board of Directors 1991 to 2002, Young Lawyers Division; President 1986-1987; Member, Board of Directors 1983-1991); Chaves County Bar Association; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Phi Alpha Theta. Recipient: Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 1990; Outstanding Contribution Award, State Bar of New Mexico, 1986 and 2001. Author: "Just A Thought," Syndicated Weekly Columnist 2000-. NM State Board of Bar Commissioners, 1991-2003. President, Valley Christian Academy Board of Directors, 2003-2006, 2008. Director, Roswell Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1997; Roswell Sertoma Club, 1990?; Roswell Crimestoppers, 1991-1994. Leadership Roswell President, 1991 and Executive Director, 1992 - current. Certified Lawyer 1993 - current; Super Lawyer, 2008 - current.