Susan Barger Fox

Susan received her J.D. degree in 1992 from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law.  Prior to law school, she received a B.A. in History with Honors from Indiana University, and did postgraduate work in that field at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.   She is licensed to practice in New Mexico’s courts, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico,  and in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After spending over a decade practicing in the fields of commercial litigation, product liability and land use law at a large Albuquerque law firm representing local, national, governmental and institutional clients before a variety of courts and administrative agencies, she began her education law concentration in the early 2000s, with an initial focus in higher education. Public school law was a natural progression thereafter.  The charter school world beckoned in 2007, and Susan and Patty joined forces in 2009 as Matthews Fox, P.C..

Susan’s current practice concentrates on education and administrative law.  She represents school clients with respect to higher education and public school law, with an emphasis in school facility issues, disciplinary matters, governance issues, employment matters, disability discrimination claims, contract/procurement matters, and regulatory compliance.  She has considerable experience in administrative appeals before tribunals and in the state courts.  She has conducted numerous training sessions  for school employees and  governing board members.

Susan is a member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Alliance for Public Charter School Attorneys.  She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America directory and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.


  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe
     School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • University of St. Andrews (Scotland) (Dip. 1989)
    Indiana University (B.A., with honors; Phi Beta Kappa 1988)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • The Alliance for Public Charter School Attorneys

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