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Jaclyn M. McLean


Jaclyn M. McLean is a partner in the Santa Fe office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. Ms. McLean has extensive experience representing both private and public entity clients in complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts, include a considerable amount of experience with class/collective actions.


Ms. McLean’s practice is now primarily focused on the representation of energy companies, oil and gas operators, and investor-owned utilities. She represents oil and gas operators in compulsory pooling actions, and clients who seek drilling approvals for both vertical and horizontal, salt water disposal, and acid gas injection wells before the N.M. Oil Conservation Division and N.M. Oil Conservation Commission, as well as representing energy companies in matter that are litigated in both state and federal courts. For well-over a decade, Ms. McLean has successfully practiced before administrative bodies, United States District Court, all levels of the Courts of New Mexico, including the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


Ms. McLean is a native Texan but has called New Mexico home for almost 20 years. When she isn’t in the office, Ms. McLean enjoys spending time with her family outside skiing and gardening.


Areas of Practice

  • Natural Resources

  • Utilities

  • Administrative Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Civil Appeals

Professional Details

Honors and Awards

  • Editor, New Mexico Law Review

  • Order of the Coif



  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2009

  • Trinity University

    • B.A. – 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico

  • United States District Court District of New Mexico

  • United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico State Bar Association

  • First Judicial District Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (2019-2023)


Publications and Presentations

Published Works

Finance Nouveau: Prospects for the Securitization of Art (New Mexico Law Review, Volume 38, No. 3)

Jaclyn M. McLean
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