Law Office of Jill A. Douthett

Law Office of Jill A. Douthett

Helping Your Business Survive & Thrive

Firm Overview

Welcome to my Web site. My name is Jill Douthett. I'm an AV-rated attorney who works with business owners who want excellent, accessible, cost-effective legal counsel to help them start, grow and manage their businesses.

I spent more than twenty years in Philadelphia representing a host of businesses, from start-up sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies to the City of Philadelphia, in everything from antitrust and securities to labor and employment, competitive bidding and procurement, construction disputes, toxic torts and environmental claims and the pursuit of insurance coverage to pay for it all. I tried cases all over the country in federal and state courts, with and without juries. I've seen all kinds of things that go wrong, and I've got good ideas about how to keep them from happening. And I know the true cost of having to litigate disputes. It's not just lawyers' fees and court costs; it's the emotional turmoil, daily distractions, and sleepless nights that result when legal problems are not anticipated, diagnosed, acknowledged, and addressed, timely and appropriately.

I like to show clients how to make cost-effective improvements to the way they do business every day to spare them the turmoil and expense of bigger problems down the road, and I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and discuss how I may be of service to you and your business.

Business Formations, including partnerships, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited liability companies (LLCs), and incorporations (Subchapter S and C corporations);

Buy-Sell Agreements and Operating Agreements;

Contracts of All Kinds, including construction, employment, confidentiality, noncompetition, and real estate;

Commercial Leases and Real Estate Transactions, including initial Letters of Intent;


Insurance and Risk Management Issues;

Licensing Agreements for intellectual property, software and technology, and other services and products;

Venture Capital and other investment agreements;

Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives ("Living Wills"), Special and Durable Powers of Attorney.

Main Office

Main Office
4801 Lang Avenue
Albuquerque, NM 87109




The law office of Jill A. Douthett will represent your business legal matters.

-Business Enterprises
-Franchise Law
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Small Business Law
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Copyright Licensing
-Commercial Leasing
-Construction Law
-Business Start-Ups
-Strategic Alliances
-Joint Ventures

Jill Douthett

Law Office of Jill A. Douthett

-London School of Economics, London, England
-Tulane University, B.A., 1973

Law School
-University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1976

-1976, Pennsylvania
-2003, New Mexico

-Sandoval County and American (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations
-State Bar of New Mexico (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Commercial Litigation; Employment/Labor Law; Real Property/Probate/Trust)

-Toledo, Ohio

Author: "Construction Lien Law in New Mexico," 2007; "Your LLC's Liability Might Not Be Limited," Alb. Journal, August 5, 2004; "Forum Selection as a Threshold Issue: A Policyholder Perspective," The Brief, Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall 1995; "Anatomy of a Policyholder's Bad Faith Claim," Mealey's Publications, 1995; "Recent Developments in the Duty to Defend," American Bar Association, 1994; "Double Your Money, Double Your Fun: Prosecuting and Defending Extra-Contractual and Punitive Damage Claims for Excess Liability Awards Arising out of Insurers' Refusals to Settle," American Bar Association, 1991; "Liability Insurance for Asbestos Property Damage Claims: The Insured's View," Law Journal Seminars Press, 1990; "Insurance Brokers," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1987; "Agents' Liability," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1987.
Divisional Deputy City Solicitor for Commercial Litigation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981-1984.
Partner, Hoyle Morris & Kerr, Philadelphia, 1985-1997.


University of Virginia School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1976