Helping real people with real injuries get the compensation they need.
attorney Matt Vance

Matthew A. Vance

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Location : Albuquerque, NM


The Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., based in Albuquerque, is a law firm committed to fighting for people hurt or harmed by the careless or reckless conduct of others.  We represent everyday people that have been hurt or harmed by the negligence of others.  It takes just a few seconds for an accident or incident to happen, but it can take years for a victim to recover from the physical and emotional harm suffered due to someone else’s careless or reckless conduct. 

Catastrophic injuries can result from avoidable accidents caused by negligence, such as car, truck, and other motor vehicle wreck. When those collisions involve commercial vehicles – semi-trucks or “big rigs” – the sheer size of those massive vehicles can turn a minor crash into a major crash with serious, life-altering injuries.  If you or a loved one has been involved in any vehicle accident, car crash, or other incident, contact Matt Vance for information and help.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: ATLA Mock Trial Team, 1998
    • Honors: Public Defender Externship, 1998
    • Honors: District Attorney Clinic, 1997
    • Honors: Summer Institute at Universidad de Guanajuato, 1997
  • New Mexico State University, Law Cruces, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: Member of Prelaw Society
    • Major: Philosophy with Supplementary major in Law and Society
    • Minor: English

Classes & Seminars

  • Personal Injury 101, NBI, 2012
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, NBI, 2013

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Mock Trial Coach Sandia High School, 2004 to Present
  • Consumer Protection, Attorney General Office, 1994 to 1995
  • Feat for Justice, 2014 to 2015

Representative Clients

  • Pawel and Dorota Listwan
  • Deanna Lubarsky
  • Alan Ruhga
  • Carly Jeppson


  • Pajarito Brew Pub and Grill
  • Cottonwood on the Greens

Past Positions

  • Whitener Law Firm, 2004 to 2006
  • Hatch, Allen & Shepherd, Associate Attorney, 2002 to 2004
  • New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Felony Attorney, 2001 to 2002
  • New Mexico Court of Appeals, Judge T. Glenn Ellington, Law Clerk, 2000 to 2000
  • New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Metro Attorney, 1998 to 2000
  • New Mexico Public Defender Dept., Student Extern, 1998 to 1998
  • Professors Barbara Bergman and James Ellis, UNM School of Law, Law Clerk, 1997 to 1998
  • Freedman, Boyd, Daniels, Hollandner, Guttman & Goldberg, P.A., Law Clerk, 1997 to 1997
  • Professor Ted Occhialino, UNM School of Law, Law Clerk
  • Lamberton & Riedel, Attorney at Law, Runner/Law Clerk, 1994 to 1996
  • Law Office of Michael E. Vigil, Runner, 1990 to 1993


  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Member, 10/1998 to Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Anatomy of a Civil Personal Injury Case
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents / Crashes
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Reckless and Aggressive Drivers
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists
  • What to do After a Car Crash
  • Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit