Roberta Ramo concentrates her practice in the areas of arbitration, mediation, business law, real estate, probate and estate planning. She often is called on to assist large corporations with their strategic and long term business planning, an area in which she has particular expertise.
As the President of the American Bar Association from 1995 to 1996, Roberta was the first woman in history to lead the largest nationwide organization of attorneys. Roberta serves as the first woman President of The American Law Institute, elected in 2008. In 2011, Roberta was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, adding her name to a prestigious list of members including George Washington and Albert Einstein, among other notables.
A Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Foundation, Roberta also serves as a panel member for the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. She is on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Opera, Albuquerque Economic Development and Think New Mexico, a non-partisan think tank. In addition, she currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association Commission reviewing the Rules of Professional Responsibility and making changes related to electronic and technologic issues and international issues for the ABA.
Roberta was appointed by the United States Senate and served as co-chair of a committee to review and suggest alternatives for the U. S. Olympic Committee in 2003. She was named an honorary member of the Bar of England and Wales, and of Gray's Inn in 2000. She served on the Board of Regents for the University of New Mexico from 1989 to 1995, and as President of the Board from 1991 to 1993. She also served on the New Mexico Board of Finance.
University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1967
- University of Colorado, B.A., 1964, magna cum laude
- New Mexico 1967
- Texas 1971