Donna K. Baslee
Donna Baslee offers her expertise in all aspects of family law, divorce, custody, child support, kinship-guardianship and divorce modification. A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, Donna blends her finance and accounting backgrounds with the opportunity to assist families and individuals in their complex legal journeys. While attending law school, she also worked at the Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley, researching case law and working closely with the attorneys in the development of their cases.
Prior to following her dream of becoming an attorney, Donna had a distinguished career in the financial and accounting arena. For many years she consulted for Fortune 500 companies with operating expense budgets of over $1 billion annually. As a Contract Compliance and Profit Recovery Consultant, Donna traveled to 47 states to work closely with complex healthcare and retail companies, including eight years working with the largest retailer in the world. Donna answered directly to these corporations Board of Directors to analyze contracts and financial records, averaging recoveries of over $300 million annually.
As comfortable as Donna is with spreadsheets and calculations, she chose to leave the world of finance. After gaining acceptance into numerous law schools across the country, Donna decided to uproot her family from Columbia, Missouri to attend the University of New Mexico School of Law. While attending UNM Law, Donna served as President of the Women’s Law Caucus, coordinated Adoption Day for New Mexico Family Court, and participated in Peter Johnstone Settlement Day. In addition, she earned a certificate in Mediation, won the Hugh Muir Project award, the National Association of Women Lawyer’s Award for outstanding law graduate, and the award for Excellence in Family Advocacy Law, along with earning numerous scholarships. While participating in a mentorship program through the New Mexico Woman’s Bar Association, Donna was matched with her mentor, Jan Gilman-Tepper, a founding partner of Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. Due to Ms. Gilman-Tepper’s mentorship and guidance, Ms. Baslee soon realized that specializing in the area of family law allowed her to blend her finance and accounting background with the opportunity to assist families and individuals in their complex legal journeys.
Donna currently serves on the Board of Hands Across Time New Mexico. This non-profit organization assists low-income elderly families adopting from the foster system and young adults aging out of the New Mexico foster care system.
Donna has been blessed with the opportunity to travel the United States and the world. Life experiences for Donna and her family have given her the opportunity to experience many family law areas first hand. These experiences never leave her mind when she works with her clients. Donna’s experiences are the source of her compassion for her clients as she works diligently to represent her client’s desires while following the laws of New Mexico.