Zoë E. Lees

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Zoë E. Lees practices in energy, utilities, environmental  and employment law.  She works with companies who do business with public utilities on their utility regulation matters.  She also advises clients on environmental laws and regulatory matters including the Endangered Species Act.  

A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, Zoë served as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. She received the Albert E. Utton Natural Resources Award and the Dean's Award. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Hispanic studies from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, Zoë was named a Fulbright Scholar and served one year as an English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia through the international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U. S. and 155 other countries.

Zoë speaks and writes Spanish fluently.  In her free time, she enjoys skiing, both downhill and cross-country, trains for triathlons and rock climbs. 


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2013, Co-Editor in Chief of Natural Resources Journal, Albert E. Utton Natural Resources Award; Dean's Award
  • Wheaton College, B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies, 2006, Balfour Scholar; Wheaton Fellowship
  • Institute of International Education, 2006-2007, English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Practice Areas



  • State Bar of New Mexico; Co-Chair, Committee on Women and the Legal Profession; Member, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Section
  • Vice President, Albuquerque Petroleum Association
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • H. Vearle Payne Inn of Court
  • Kirtland Toastmasters