William Bill Sanchez
District Court Judge
13th Judicial District --
Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties
Evaluation: Judge Sanchez is a competent and well-respected judge. He demonstrates dignity, patience and diligence in his work. Evaluation results for Judge Sanchez demonstrate that he treats all who come before him fairly and with respect, and that he is thorough and efficient in his rulings. He hears various types of cases and deals with a large number of self-represented litigants and consistently ensures that all are equal participants in the legal process. Judge Sanchez received high scores from all who participated in this evaluation process. This evaluation revealed no specific areas of weakness for Judge Sanchez. He is committed to continually improve his courtroom performance. He shares his knowledge with both peers and the community.
Experience & Education: Judge Sanchez was raised in Valencia County and has served as District Judge since November 1992. Prior to his current position he worked as Assistant District Attorney for Bernalillo County and worked in private practice. He participates in several community activities, including committees concerning safety and domestic violence. Judge Sanchez received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of New Mexico.