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Matthew A. Vance

Education

J.D, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1998
Honors: ATLA Mock Trial Team, 1998.Public Defender Externship, 1998.District Attorney Clinic, 1997 Honor: Summer Institute at Universidad de Guanajuato, 1997

B.A., New Mexico State University, 1994
Honors: Member of Prelaw Society. Major: Philosophy with Supplementary major in Law and Society. Minor: English

Litigation Percentage

70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Mexico
U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
U.S. Court Appeals 10th Circuit

Past Employment Positions

Whitener Law Firm, 2004 - 2006

Hatch, Allen & Shepherd, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2004

New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Felony Attorney, 2001 - 2002

New Mexico Court of Appeals, Judge T. Glenn Ellington, Law Clerk, 2000

New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Metro Attorney, 1998 - 2000

New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Student Extern, 1998

Professors Barbara Bergman and James Ellis, UNM School of Law, Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998

Freedman, Boyd, Daniels, Hollandner, Guttman & Goldberg, P.A., Law Clerk, 1997

Professor Ted Occhialino, UNM School of Law, Law Clerk

Lamberton & Riedel, Attorney at Law, Runner/Law Clerk, 1994 - 1996

Law Office of Michael E. Vigil, Runner, 1990 - 1993

Pro Bono Activities

Mock Trial Coach Sandia High School, 2004 - Present
Consumer Protection, Attorney General Office, 1994 - 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

New Mexico State Bar Association
Member Since: October 8, 1998 - Present

Albuquerque Bar Association

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice, Member

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers