About Matthew

I have been an attorney and businessperson for over twenty years.  Because my practice is transactional (not litigation), I know what it takes to bring people together to reach agreement and get things done.  As a father, I'm deeply concerned about future opportunities for my children and all New Mexicans.

Current Occupation

Attorney, Graeser & McQueen, LLC

Previous Occupation(s)

Attorney, Matthew McQueen, PC
Director of Conservation Programs, Santa Fe Conservation Trust
Director of Land Conservation & General Counsel, Taos Land Trust
Attorney, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
Judicial Law Clerk, New Mexico Court of Appeals

Organizational Affiliations

Member, State Bar of New Mexico
Board Member, Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Galisteo Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association
Board Member, Galisteo Community Association
Member, Galisteo Community Planning Committee
Advisor, Small Agricultural Land Conservation Initiative
Board Member/President, Santa Fe Watershed Association


Prior Public Experience

Member/Chair, Santa Fe County Open Land, Trails & Parks Advisory Committee
Member, Santa Fe River Commission
Member, Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council


MBA, University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management
JD, University of Michigan Law School
MS, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources
BA, Williams College

NM Legislature Standing Committee Membership

Chair, House Energy, Environment & Natural Resource Committee
Member, House Judiciary

NM Legislature Interim Committee Membership

Co-Chair, Interim Water & Natural Resources Committee


Married to Caroline, father of two small children