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Second Judicial District Court

This is a court of general jurisdiction which holds jury trials. The Second Judicial District includes Bernalillo county and is the busiest court in the state.  The court has a dedicated family court judge, two dedicated children's court judges, and several dedicated criminal judges, in addition to a large complement of civil judges.

Verdicts and Rulings

Of the 184 total outcomes we are aware of for Second Judicial District Court, 106 (57%) were decided for plaintiffs and 78 (42%) were decided for the defense. We know of 143 jury trials, 23 bench trials, and 24 cases disposed of by motion.

Prevailing Parties (Jury)

District-wide versus State-Wide

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Jury Verdicts

Out of 143 verdicts, 81 (56%) were for the plaintiff and 60 (41%) were for the defense. Prevailing plaintiffs were awarded punitives 37% of the time they asked for them (15/40), at a median ratio of 3.0 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. Denise Barela-Shepherd (12/01/03 — present)
Hon. Beatrice J. Brickhouse (01/02/09 — present)
Hon. Carl Butkus (01/01/05 — present)
Hon. Clay Pace Campbell (02/01/05 — present)
Hon. Nancy Franchini (08/01/14 — present)
Hon. Victor Lopez (11/04/14 — present)

Criminal Judges

Hon. Christina P. Argyres (11/01/12 — present)
Hon. Charles W. Brown (08/01/07 — present)
Hon. Benjamin Chavez (11/01/12 — present)
Hon. Jacqueline Dolores Flores (09/25/09 — present)
Hon. Alisa Ann Hadfield (11/01/10 — present)
Hon. Cristina T. Jaramillo (12/01/14 — present)
Hon. Cindy Leos (11/08/16 — present)
Hon. Brett Roger Loveless (03/01/12 — present)
Hon. Stan Whitaker (05/01/06 — present)
Hon. Briana H. Zamora (11/01/12 — present)

Former Judges

Hon. Frank H. Allen, Jr. (04/01/89 — 02/01/04)
Hon. Ted C. Baca (01/01/98 — 06/30/14)
Hon. Theresa Baca (07/01/93 — 08/31/12)
Hon. Shannon Bacon (04/12/10 — 02/01/19)
Hon. John Brennan (11/01/79 — 07/01/04)
Hon. Neil Candelaria (02/01/99 — 01/01/12)
Hon. Gerald R. Cole (01/01/81 — 09/01/97)
Hon. Susan M. Conway (01/01/85 — 01/01/04)
Hon. Ned Fuller (07/18/14 — 12/31/14)
Hon. Valerie A. Huling (04/01/03 — 02/01/19)
Hon. William F. Lang (01/01/94 — 08/01/09)
Hon. Mark Macaron (01/01/97 — 01/01/08)
Hon. Alan Mallot (01/01/09 — 10/31/18)
Hon. Kenneth H. Martinez (09/01/05 — 12/31/14)
Hon. Albert S. Murdoch (11/01/85 — 07/29/11)
Hon. Judith K. Nakamura (01/10/13 — 11/30/15)
Hon. Nan Nash (01/30/03 — 01/01/19)
Hon. Geraldine Rivera (07/01/97 — 03/01/10)
Hon. Ross C. Sanchez (08/01/85 — 06/30/14)
Hon. W. Daniel Schneider (01/01/94 — 03/12/03)
Hon. Bob Schwartz (02/20/08 — 11/12/12)
Hon. Robert Scott (01/01/90 — 01/01/98)
Hon. Reed Sheppard (07/01/08 — 03/01/14)
Hon. Linda Vanzi (01/01/04 — 12/30/08)
Hon. Elizabeth Whitefield (08/01/07 — 10/01/16)
Hon. David Williams (02/12/16 — 11/08/16)
Hon. Samuel Winder (09/01/11 — 12/31/12)
Hon. Monica Zamora (11/01/05 — 12/31/12)

Appeals

Year Affirmed Reversed Affirm in part and reverse in part Dismiss Other disposition Grant Deny Public censure Disposition unknown Total
0 0
1998 0
1999 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0

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