Mr. Ives received his law degree from UNM, and clerked for the late Justice Pamela Minzner on the New Mexico Supreme Court. He has extensive appellate experience in both state and federal courts, especially in the area of criminal defense. He’s earned a reputation as a super-smart lawyer and a good writer. You can check out his resume for more information (it’s on his law firm website, which may not be online much longer).
As with any other appointed judge in New Mexico, Judge Ives will have to run in a partisan race in the 2020 general election.
Congratulations, Judge Ives!