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First Judicial District Court

This is a court of general jurisdiction which holds jury trials. The First Judicial District includes Santa Fe county, Los Alamos county, and Rio Arriba county.  The court has nine divisions:

Verdicts and Rulings

Of the 79 total outcomes we are aware of for First Judicial District Court, 48 (60%) were decided for plaintiffs and 31 (39%) were decided for the defense. We know of 61 jury trials, 15 bench trials, and 7 cases disposed of by motion.

Prevailing Parties (Jury)

District-wide versus State-Wide

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Jury Verdicts

Out of 61 verdicts, 39 (63%) were for the plaintiff and 22 (36%) were for the defense. Prevailing plaintiffs were awarded punitives 47% of the time they asked for them (11/23), 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. Glenn Ellington (01/01/08 — present)
Hon. Sylvia LaMar (01/01/08 — present)
Hon. Francis J. Mathew (01/11/13 — present)
Hon. Raymond Ortiz (01/01/08 — present)
Hon. Gregory Shaffer (10/06/17 — present)
Hon. Mary Sommer (01/01/08 — present)
Hon. David Thomson (11/04/14 — present)
Hon. Matthew Wilson (10/01/13 — present)

Former Judges

Hon. Jennifer L. Attrep (07/22/14 — 01/19/18)
Hon. Timothy Garcia (01/01/02 — 11/01/08)
Hon. James A. Hall (01/01/95 — 01/01/09)
Hon. Steve Herrera (11/01/88 — 08/14/98)
Hon. Petra Maes (11/01/81 — 11/01/98)
Hon. Stephen Pfeffer (12/01/96 — 10/12/13)
Hon. Sheri A. Raphaelson (01/01/09 — 01/01/15)
Hon. Daniel Sanchez (11/01/98 — 03/01/10)
Hon. Sarah Singleton (12/07/09 — 08/31/17)
Hon. Barbara J. Vigil (05/01/00 — 11/01/12)
Hon. Michael Eugene Vigil (08/18/94 — 09/28/12)

Appeals

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

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