Margaret A Graham

Margaret A. Graham


“What I enjoy most about the work I do is being able to help another person understand and work through a legal problem so that he or she is able to move forward in life with confidence, peace of mind, and security.”

Margaret “Peggy” Graham began her career in Topeka, Kansas where she practiced for 15 years before returning to Albuquerque. While practicing in Kansas, Peggy tried many cases to a jury verdict while an Assistant Attorney General, represented the State in numerous child and adult abuse cases, established guardianships and conservatorships for hundreds of vulnerable adults, represented the State in Medicaid and welfare benefits appeals, and served as an Administrative Law Judge for seven years.

Upon moving back to Albuquerque with her family in 2009, Peggy has focused her practice on elder law, specifically in representing individuals and families in the appointment of guardians and conservators for the elderly or disabled as both the petitioning attorney and Guardian ad Litem, estate planning, probate, and fiduciary litigation. Peggy has tried cases in both state and federal court, and has represented clients before administrative bodies, including the Social Security Administration and New Mexico Human Services Department.

Peggy is a frequent speaker on Medicaid planning, special needs planning, guardianships & conservatorships, and special education.

Peggy has a unique perspective on the representation of families who have members with developmental disabilities and special needs as she is the mother of a special needs child.


  • Washburn University School of Law
    JD, 1995
  • Saint Mary's College
    BBA, 1992

Admissions to Practice

  • Licensed to practice law in Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas
  • United States District Court for the Districts of Kansas and New Mexico
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Memberships and Activities

  • Senior Citizens Law Office
    Board Member 2020-Present
  • New Mexico Bar Association
    Elder Law Section, Member
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association
    Member 2014-Present
  • New Mexico Guardianship Association
    Past President and Past Board Member
  • Cerebral Palsy Parents Association of Albuquerque
    Member, 2007-Present
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico
    Member 2012-2014, Chair of the Board of Directors, 2017-2019
  • Rotary Club of Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Rotary Foundation
    Member, Past Treasurer
  • New Mexico Estate Planning Council
    Member of Board of Directors, 2017 to 2020
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico
  • Mandy's Farm
    Member of the Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
    Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • Alta Mira Family Services
    Member, 2019-Present
  • Special Needs Alliance
    Member 2020-Present