J. Michael Kavanaugh
Metropolitan Court Judge
Evaluation: Judge Kavanaugh received good ratings in this evaluation. He received slightly higher ratings for maintaining proper control over the courtroom and his ability to rule on procedural matters and motions in a timely manner. Judge Kavanaugh is committed to his job and to ongoing self-improvement, particularly in the area of courtroom demeanor. Since his prior evaluation, Judge Kavanaugh has maintained good ratings in all areas.
Experience & Education: Judge Kavanaugh has been on the Metropolitan Court bench for eleven years, including his service as Chief Judge. He has earned special recognition for his implementation and sponsorship of the Metropolitan Court DWI Drug Court. The judge received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico Highlands and his law degree from the University of New Mexico.