Matthew SanchezMatthew Legan Sanchez believes that being born, raised and educated in Albuquerque has gifted him with a unique ability to understand the legal challenges that confront the people of Albuquerque.

Sanchez hails from Del Norte High School and graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico. During his undergraduate work, Sanchez was presented with the LLAVE Community Service Award, while also serving as a research assistant in UNM’s Health Sciences Center on a project that examined the addictive nature of nicotine and the effect that it plays on one’s ability to solve problems and retain information.

After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Sanchez remained close to his roots while attending the UNM School of Law. During law school, Sanchez worked as a research assistant for a professor that specializes in Intellectual Property, won a position on the American Intellectual Property Moot Court Team, and earned positions on both the Honor Roll and Dean’s List.

Sanchez’ varied legal experience includes serving as a legal clerk at The Branch Law Firm, as well as Sanchez, Mowrer & Desiderio. Sanchez has also served as an intern with the New Mexico Public Defenders and worked as UNM’s WestLaw Representative, tutoring law students on the process of legal research.

As an attorney, Sanchez has practiced family law and criminal defense in virtually every court house across New Mexico, and has used his extensive background in research and writing to write about the process. Sanchez’ thoughts on New Mexico law can be found on 505Sanchez.com — or by clicking the “blog” link above.

Sanchez is presently a partner at Family Law Firm, and is joined by Donna Trujillo-Dodd, Matthew Torres, and Cody O’Brien, in his role with the Firm.