Final Recommendation

Matthew Justin Wilson
The Honorable

Matthew Justin Wilson

District Court Judge
1st Judicial District --
Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe Counties
Civil Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Matthew Wilson received a positive overall evaluation. Judge Wilson received high ratings from attorneys for being punctual in commencing proceedings, being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, and ensuring his personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. The court staff rated Judge Wilson positively on all attributes. In addition, Judge Wilson received generally positive scores from the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.).

Experience & Education: Judge Matthew Wilson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California and received his law degree from the College of Law, Stetson University in 1996. He was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2013 and was elected in 2014. Judge Wilson’s prior community involvement includes the New Mexico Library Foundation.

PERCENTAGE THAT AGREE OR DISAGREE THAT THE JUDGE EXHIBITS POSITIVE QUALITIES IN EACH CATEGORY *

Attorneys (n=111, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 8% 3%
Fair and Impartial 80% 12% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law 70% 22% 8%
Communication is Clear 88% 11% 1%
Appropriate Demeanor 88% 7% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 92% 4% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=30, 40% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 8% 8%
Fair and Impartial N/A N/A N/A
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear N/A N/A N/A
Appropriate Demeanor N/A N/A N/A
Properly Controls Proceedings N/A N/A N/A
Respects Court Employees 81% 12% 8%
Resource Staff (n=48, 10% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 92% 0% 8%
Fair and Impartial 88% 4% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 83% 8% 8%
Appropriate Demeanor 92% 0% 8%
Properly Controls Proceedings 90% 0% 10%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A

* On the tables above, the "Agree" columns are comprised of the strongly agree and agree responses. Similarly, the "Disagree" columns are comprised of the strongly disagree and disagree responses. The combined percentage of "Agree", "Disagree", and "Partly Agree/Partly Disagree" for each category may not equal 100% due to rounding error. "N/A" indicates that the category is "not applicable" because some populations were not asked certain questions.

 

PERCENTAGE THAT RECOMMEND THE JUDGE BE RETAINED OR NOT BE RETAINED IN OFFICE. ‡

Attorney Retain Recommendation Bar ChartCourt Staff Retain Recommendation Bar ChartResource Staff Retain Recommendation Bar Chart

‡ On the charts above, the "Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend retain and somewhat recommend retain responses. Similarly, the "Do Not Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend not retain and somewhat recommend not retain responses.

 

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