Hon. Nancy Franchini Second Judicial District Court


Nancy is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. She graduated from St. Pius High School in 1990 and then attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Judge Franchini's father was Gene Franchini, who served as a Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and as a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District.

According to Emerge New Mexico, Judge Franchini is an animal lover who has her own herd of dogs, cats and horses and enjoys being on the New Mexico BioPark Society because of its commitment to the development and improvement of the Albuquerque Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Gardens and Tingly Beach.


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Colorado at Boulde, 1994
  • Juris Doctorate, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1997

Work history:

Prior to being elected, Judge Franchini was a private attorney with the firm Gallagher, Casados & Mann, P.C. where she handled personal injury, professional liability, property damage, products liability and employment cases. Prior to being at Gallagher, Casados & Mann, Nancy handled civil rights and employment cases at Kennedy, Moulton and Wells. P.C.

The New Mexico Supreme Court appointed Judge Franchini to be on the Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings and on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission.

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Appointment History

Second Judicial District Court 08/01/14 - present