Don was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. A graduate of Roswell High School in 1970, he attended the University of New Mexico in 1974 and the University of New Mexico Law School in 1978. He has been married since 1977, has two grown children and two grandchildren. Outside of the office, he enjoys family activities, traveling, fly-fishing, painting, and snow skiing. He is a life-long bilingual, New Mexican.
Don Vigil was awarded the Margaret Daily Keiper Award in Law in 1978 upon his graduation from the University of New Mexico School of Law in recognition of awareness of social problems, concern for people in trouble, dedication to the professional responsibility to provide justice for all.
For more than twenty years Don has served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and served as its President in 2006-2007 and recently became a board member of the newly formed New Mexico Social Security Attorneys Association.
He has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of its Best Lawyers in America (workers compensation in New Mexico) and has been peer recognized as holding an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating.