The Smith Templeman Law Firm is a local law firm working for New Mexicans. Partners Roger I. Smith and Christopher Templeman live in Albuquerque and work with you as a team to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Since we remain a smaller, boutique law firm, we can provide personal attention to your case that’s just not possible for the big, national firms.

Roger Smith – Founding Partner

Roger is a native New Mexican who earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of New Mexico. He has been practicing law in Albuquerque since 1993. He has broad legal experience to include civil rights, personal injury, and criminal defense. When Roger isn’t in the office or the courtroom, he enjoys water polo, golf, and skiing.


Chris Templeman – Founding Partner

Chris’ unique background allows him a unique perspective on even the most complicated cases. A former archaeologist, Chris obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and moved out of the field and into the corporate realm. After too long being chained to a corporate desk, Chris abandoned the corporate life and turned to the practice of law to help people in need. When he’s not advocating for his clients in the courtroom, Chris enjoys traveling, hiking, and making awful dad jokes to his young son.