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Michael Vigil

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This page is about the judge for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. If you're looking for the page about the judge for the New Mexico First Judicial District Court, please see Michael Eugene Vigil.
Michael E. Vigil
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Current Court Information:
New Mexico Court of Appeals
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Bill Richardson
Active:   2003-2019
Past post:   Attorney, private practice
Past term:   1979-2003
Personal History
Party:   Democrat
Undergraduate:   College of Santa Fe, 1973
Law School:   Georgetown University Law Center, 1976
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  New Mexico Court of Appeals
State:  New Mexico
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  73.48%ApprovedA

Michael E. Vigil is a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He was appointed to this position by Governor Richardson and was sworn in on March 7, 2003.[1] He was elected in 2004.[2] His current term ends on January 1, 2019.[3]


Judge Vigil graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1973 with a political science major and a history minor. He went on to receive his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1976.[1]


Judge Vigil began his legal career in 1976 as a staff attorney for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He became a private practice lawyer in 1979, with an emphasis on personal injury and medical malpractice. He was an active lawyer until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.[1]

2012 election

Vigil was retained with 73.48% of the vote in the general election on November 6th.[4][5][6]

See also: New Mexico judicial elections, 2012

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