Drawing upon 55 years of practiced experience in law, Michael Lawrence Keleher, Esq., most recently served as an attorney with Keleher & McLeod, P.A., in Albuquerque, NM, from 1962 until his retirement in 2017. Boasting extensive experience in general practice law, others have described him as a fair, competent, and result-oriented attorney. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he served the United States Naval Reserve as a lieutenant junior grade between 1956 and 1958. Thereafter, he received a master’s degree and juris doctorate, thus establishing the foundation of his prolific career.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Keleher has contributed his time and expertise to several civic organizations, including the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with the Catholic Foundation as president from 1997 to 1999, where he also served as a trustee from 1991 to 2003. Earlier in his career, he sat on the board of directors and acted as president of the Bernalillo County Unit of the American Cancer Society between 1966 and 1974, having also sat on the Environmental Planning Commission for the City of Albuquerque from 1973 to 1975. Since 1987, he has been the chair of The Guadalupe Institute, where he also previously served as president. The Guadalupe Institute, a New Mexico non-profit corporation formed after the Guadalupe 1987 Bicentennial/Diamond Jubilee event in Las
Cruces, aims to create an ongoing structure for dialogue regarding economic, government, education, and religious issues and create a depository for Guadalupe memorabilia.
Mr. Keleher is a member of the American Bar Association, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Phi Theta Phi, and Sigma Chi. In light of his outstanding contributions to the legal industry, he was honored with his 50th Anniversary of Practicing Law by the State Bar of New Mexico and
maintained an AV Rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he received a New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award in 2014.
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