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 corporations with their strategic and long term legal planning, an area in which she has particular expertise. Roberta is recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in Arbitration and Mediation.
On August 1, 2015, Roberta received the American Bar Association's highest award, the ABA Medal. Roberta previously served as president of the American Bar Association from 1995 to 1996, the first woman in history to lead the largest nationwide organization of attorneys. She also serves as the first woman president of The American Law Institute, elected in 2008. In 2011, she 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 has served as a panel member for the American Arbitration Association. In 2013, Roberta was elected Board Chair of Think New Mexico, a non-partisan think tank, and she serves as a member of the Board of the Santa Fe Opera and Albuquerque Economic Development.
In 2016, she was appointed to the External Advisory Board of the University of New Mexico Global and National Security Policy Institute. Previously, Roberta was appointed by the United States Senate and served as co-chair of a committee to review governance issues of 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