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Thomas Matthew Clark was born in 1967 and was raised in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.  He attended and graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in 1989, with a B.A. in Political Science.  Mr. Clark attended the University of Arkansas School of Law and graduated with a J.D. in 1993.

Mr. Clark moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1994 and opened his law practice in 1995.  He is a partner with the law firm of Clark, Jones & Pennington, LLC.  Mr. Clark’s practice consists primarily of representing individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses.  These cases include murder, sex crimes, all drug offenses, general felonies, domestic violence, DWI and license revocation.  In addition, Mr. Clark represents people who have been injured or killed in all types of accidents, as well as those who are victims of civil rights violations.

Mr. Clark has successfully represented numerous clients in high profile criminal and civil cases in his more than 22 years as an attorney.  He is known for his zealous representation, respectful demeanor, compassion for his clients, honesty and relentless hard work.  His peers have recognized his legal excellence with a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, the highest possible rating for a lawyer to achieve.  Mr. Clark is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Arkansas, as well as the United States District Court.  He is also a member of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court.

Professional associations and memberships

Awards & Affiliations

The National Trial Lawyers




Practice areas
  • Criminal defense
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Civil rights
  • Personal injury
  • Automobile accidents and injuries
  • DUI traffic
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1997
  • New Mexico, 1995
  • Arkansas, 1993
  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1993
  • B.A., Westminster College, 1989
  • Spanish