Hon. Francis J. Mathew First Judicial District Court


Judge Matthew was born in Phoenix, AZ and is a motorcyclist and aikido practitioner.


Judge Mathew received his B.B.A and J.D from the University of Notre Dame.

Work history:

Prior to his appointment, Judge Mathew had his own practice in Santa Fe, the Mathew Law Firm, which he opened in  2004.  His experience included personal injury practice.  Prior to starting his own firm, Mathew worked with the Jones, Snead, Wertheim & Wentworth firm for several years. Judge Mathew has over 30 years of experience in commercial and domestic relations law.  He has also been an accountant.

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News and Links

Gov. Martinez Press Release Appointing Judge Mathew Website

Press release on Governor's website.

Appointment History

First Judicial District Court 01/11/13 - present