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Eighth Judicial District Court

The Eighth Judicial District Court is the court of general jurisdiction for Taos county.

Verdicts and Rulings

Of the 7 total outcomes we are aware of for Eighth Judicial District Court, 3 (42%) were decided for plaintiffs and 4 (57%) were decided for the defense. We know of 7 jury trials, 0 bench trials, and 1 cases disposed of by motion.

Prevailing Parties (Jury)

District-wide versus State-Wide

Eighth Judicial District Court

Jury Verdicts

Out of 7 verdicts, 3 (42%) were for the plaintiff and 3 (42%) were for the defense. Prevailing plaintiffs were awarded punitives 0% of the time they asked for them (0/2), at a median ratio of times compensatories.

Small firm and pro accounts can see detailed statistics on verdict amounts and puntive ratios here.

Current Judges

Note: Showing only judges who hear civil cases. Click "See all" below to see criminal, childrens, family court, and former judges.

Plaintiff Results
Defense Results
Percent for Plaintiff
Hon. Emilio J. Chavez (07/01/15 — present)
Hon. Melissa Kennelly (05/01/19 — present)
Hon. Jeff McElroy (12/01/12 — present)

Former Judges

Hon. Sarah Backus (06/01/11 — 02/28/19)
Hon. John Paternoster (06/01/11 — 07/17/15)


Year Affirmed Reversed Affirm in part and reverse in part Dismiss Other disposition Grant Deny Public censure Disposition unknown Total
2009 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2017 0
2018 0

Pro users can access detailed data regarding appeals.