Rothstein Donatelli LLP

About Us

Rothstein Donatelli LLP was established in 1976. The Santa Fe office was opened in 1976 by Robert Rothstein. In 1991, the Arizona office was opened by Eric N. Dahlstrom, specializing in Indian Law. Peter Schoenburg, practicing criminal defense, opened the Albuquerque office in 1993.

The Santa Fe office is home to partners Mark H. Donatelli, Richard W. Hughes, and Donna M. Connolly. The partners leading the Tempe, Arizona practice are Eric N. Dahlstrom and April Erin Olson. The Albuquerque office is led by partners Peter Schoenburg, Carolyn "Cammie" Nichols and Marc M. Lowry.

The firm specializes in criminal defense; complex civil and commercial litigation, including civil rights, police misconduct; catastrophic injury and wrongful death; Indian law, including gaming, contract and transactional matters, economic development, natural resources, and water law, and employment and discrimination law.

The firm is privileged to have working with us an associate attorney group diverse in background and experience. They are, in Santa Fe, Reed C. Bienvenu, Caroline Manierre and Paul Linnenburger; in Albuquerque, Maggie H. Lane, Alicia C. Lopez and Kate Thompson; and in Tempe, Jaclyn R. Johnson and Glennas’ba Augborne.

Our attorneys are supported by top-quality, well-trained paralegals. That group consists of: in Santa Fe, B.J. Trujillo and Tracey Cashner; in Albuquerque, M. Esther Lopez, and Patricia Sanchez. Also supporting our attorneys is our in-house investigator, Leonor Delgado located in the Albuquerque office. We could not produce the high-quality results our clients expect without the assistance of this invaluable team.

We serve clients nationwide.

Our Executive Director is Joseph Meserve. He can be reached at

civil rights, criminal defense, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, Indian law, civil & commerical litigation, family law Civil Rights Criminal Defense Catastrophic Injury Wrongful Death Indian Law Civil & Commercial Litigation Family Law