Michael Golden


Phone 505-795-7117
Email michaelg@wbmhlaw.com

Michael Golden joined David Walther Law in 2016 of Counsel, to augment the firm’s capacity for Mediation, Settlement Facilitation and Collaborative Divorce in financially complex cases. Mr. Golden continues in that role at Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt. His career spans all aspects of family law for more than 40 years of practice, including 31 years at the helm of Moore & Golden and, 11 years at Sutin, Thayer & Browne. Mr. Golden will concentrate on Alternative Dispute Resolution – the aspect of family law which most closely reflects both his abilities as a negotiator and his personal disposition (as witnessed by 35 years as a college and high school soccer referee!).

Mr. Golden is Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Santa Fe Family Law Lawyer of the Year. He has perennially been listed by Best Lawyers® and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Golden is a trained mediator and is frequently appointed by the court to resolve difficult family law cases. In addition, Mr. Golden routinely volunteers for Resolution Day, a settlement facilitation program for unrepresented litigants. Mr. Golden has a high success rate in resolving family law cases.


American Bar Association, Family Law Section
State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
New Mexico Collaborative Law Practice
Group Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Oliver Seth American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
Plazas at Pecos Trail Homeowners Association, President
Santa Fe Community Orchestra, Principal Clarinetist


State Bar of New Mexico


State Courts of New Mexico and New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth and Second Circuits
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and for the
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


New York University School of Law, NY, Juris Doctor
Johns Hopkins University, MD, B.A.

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Rated by Super Lawyers



  • 2020 Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year
  • 2016 Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year
  • Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • AV-Rated Martindale Hubbell