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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. Shannon Bacon (04/12/10 — present)
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. Valerie A. Huling (04/01/03 — present)
Hon. Victor Lopez (11/04/14 — present)
Hon. Nan Nash (01/30/03 — 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. 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. 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. 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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