On July 14, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Matthew L. Garcia to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. Mr. Garcia serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Prior to joining state government, Garcia was a partner at his own law firm, representing individuals and classes of individuals in civil rights, employment law, personal injury, and antitrust cases. Garcia’s extensive plaintiff-side litigation career and more recent government work demonstrate his commitment to serving the public interest. He was confirmed on February 14, 2023.