Matthew R. Hoyt

Matthew R. Hoyt: Attorney with Peifer, Hanson & Mullins, P.A.
  • Member at Peifer, Hanson & Mullins, P.A. (11 Attorneys)
  • 20 First Plaza, Suite 725, P.O. Box 25245, Albuquerque, NM 87125
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  • Matthew Hoyt joined the firm in 2005 after serving as General Counsel to the New Mexico State Land Office, where he supervised six attorneys and represented the Commissioner of Public Lands. Matthew had previously served the Governor of New Mexico as General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel during Governor Gary Johnson’s second term in office. Before joining the Governor’s Office, he was an associate at the law firm of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris and Sisk from 1998 to 2000, where he concentrated on natural resources litigation. Matthew received his juris doctorate and his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matthew was a member of the Oliver Seth H. Verle Payne American Inns of Court, and was recently featured by the Albuquerque Tribune as a “rising star” in the New Mexico legal profession. Before he began his legal career, Matthew was a newspaper reporter and editor in Washington, D.C. and Flagstaff, Arizona.
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General Counsel and Deputy Counsel, New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, 2000-2003. General Counsel, Commissioner Patrick Lyons, New Mexico State Land Office, 2003-2005. Member, New Mexico Drug Enforcement Advisory Council, 2002-2004. Barrister, Oliver Seth Inns of Court, 2004-2005. Barrister, H. Verle Payne Inns of Court, 2006-2007. Board of Directors, Santa Fe Mountain Center, 2004-2007.

Areas of Practice (24)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Government
  • Communications and Media
  • Class Actions
  • Administrative Litigation
  • First Amendment Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Media and First Amendment
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Election, Campaign and Political Law
  • Legislative Redistricting
  • Election Law
  • State Government Law
  • Government Agency Practice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Negligence Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(505) 247-4800  Phone
(505) 243-6458  Fax
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, with honors, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1998
Year of First admission:
1998, New Mexico, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2012, U.S. Supreme Court
Special Agencies:
New Mexico Office of the Governor; New Mexico State Land Office.
Birth Information:
Portsmouth, Virginia, May 19, 1971
Reported Cases:
Davis v. Devon Energy Corp., 147 N.M. 157, 218 P.3d 75, 2009-NMSC-048 (N.M. Sep. 15, 2009); Ideal v. Burlington Res. Oil & Gas Co., 2010-NMSC-022, 2010 N.M. Lexis 279 (N.M. 2010), San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association v. KNME. TV, No. 32,13 (s.Ct.March 8, 2011); Rio Grande Sun v. Jemez Mountains Public School Dist., No. 30, 698 (N.M. Ct. App. April 26, 2012).
Hobbies & interests:
Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Telemark Skiing, Running.

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  • 4.5/5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 03/24/13 in Litigation

    Matt is an exceptional lawyer, in an exceptional law firm.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 03/23/13 in General Practice

    Mr. Hoyt is a gifted advocate. Always well-prepared, a great brief writer and effective in oral argument

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