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Ms. Dorato graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law. During law school, Ms. Dorato was active in the Student Health Law Association and the National Italian American Bar Association. Ms. Dorato graduated with additional honors including Clinical Honors, the Deans Award for Contributing to the Law School, and the Judge Seth Oliver Ethics Award.

​Veronica Dorato
 received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1990, and has been a registered nurse since that time. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dorato practiced nursing primarily in the area of maternal/ child health.

​Following law school, Ms. Dorato served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Michael Bustamante of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Ms. Dorato also worked in a prominent insurance defense firm practicing in the defense against personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and general litigation. 

She also intermittently acts as a visiting professor of Clinical Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law.  Veronica Dorato currently serves as the Board President for the Senior Citizen’s Law Office.

Ms. Dorato is sought as a presenter on the subjects of advocacy and Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice.  Veronica was named by the Workers’ Injury Law Group as one of ​“The Nation’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys.”

Ms. Dorato now represents individuals in their claims against insurance companies in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. Ms. Dorato also represents incapacitated adults as guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings.



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(505) 314-8880



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Veronica Dorato - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Workers' Compensation - New Mexico

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