District Court Judge
10th Judicial District --
De Baca, Harding, and Quay Counties
Evaluation: Judge Purcell has demonstrated a high level of competence and judicial skills. He received positive scores in this evaluation; some of his key strengths include his ability to maintain proper control over his courtroom, his dignified and courteous manner and his promptness and punctuality in conducting judicial proceedings. Judge Purcell has maintained or improved upon the positive results obtained in his previous evaluation. Such consistent evaluations indicate his commitment to the ongoing improvement of his performance.
Experience & Education: Judge Purcell has served as a judge in the Tenth Judicial District since his appointment in 1992. Prior to his appointment as judge, he worked for eighteen years as an attorney in private practice. Judge Purcell received his undergraduate degree from Eastern New Mexico University and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law.