Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Freddie J. Romero

District Court Judge
5th Judicial District --
Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties

Year: 2008

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Freddie J. Romero received very positive ratings in his evaluation by both attorneys and non-attorneys. Attorneys rated him very highly for conducting himself in a proper manner, being courteous to all participants, and for displaying a sense of fairness, impartiality and justice. The non-attorneys rated him highly in the areas of diligently discharging his responsibilities, having a dignified demeanor and promptness in scheduling hearings and trials. The judge has expressed a determination to continue to improve, and to maintain his overall positive judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Romero was appointed as District Court Judge in 2005 and elected in 2006. Prior to his appointment, he worked as an Assistant City Attorney in Albuquerque for approximately one year and then entered private practice for the next 23 years. He handles a criminal and civil caseload. Judge Romero participates in several community and statewide activities, including as member of the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission and as Chair of the Chaves County Strategy Board. Judge Romero received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

 

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