About Our Staff

Donnette Alderete

DonnetteDonnette joined Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. in November 2016. She has been in the legal field for 14 years. She is a Native New Mexican and loves living life in the Land of Enchantment. Donnette enjoys spending time with her daughters and her beloved dog Katie. In her spare time she also enjoys working out and keeping Fit and Fabulous!

Lorraine Chavez


Lorraine was recently promoted to Legal Assistant. Her new duties include but are not limited: meeting with and assisting clients; Case research; drafting and electronically filing pleadings. After retiring from NM State Government in 2014 and a brief stint with the Junior League of Albuquerque, Lorraine Joined GG & J in late 2016. She has welcomed and is most comfortable with her return to the legal field. Lorraine was born and raised in Socorro, NM and is a graduate of NM Institute of Mining and Technology, "A Local Techy". Lorraine's greatest joy was the birth of her grandson, Arlo, in 2016 and she enjoys spending any free time with her family.

Denise DeBlassie-Gallegos
Office ManagerDenise

Denise has worked at Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C.., since 1998. Denise manages the business functions as well as the overall operations of the office. Her management duties include, but are not limited to the following areas: Financial, Human Resources, Systems, Operational and Practice Management.

Diane Duran


Diane Duran is our Administrative & Marketing Coordinator. Originally from San Antonio, TX, she moved to Albuquerque in 2010 and has worked at Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. since 2014.

Diane's main duties include implementation of advertising projects, creating brand awareness, and coordination of community outreach projects. She also assists the office manager and legal staff with additional administrative tasks as needed.

Gregorita Quintana
Document Clerk Gregorita Quintana

Rita was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has three daughters, Sarah, Danielle and Corina, as well as a dog named "Pepper". Rita is a team player that enjoys helping others succeed and also enjoys being positive in everything she does. Rita joined the Giddens & Gatton team in December of 2016. Her primary duties include organizing and maintaining all of the electronic & hard copy files for the office as well as assisting the legal assistants with client case updates.