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District Court Judges

Name: District Judge Benjamin S. Cross

Division: Division I

Address: Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main Street, Suite 2
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-742-7500 – Option 3, then Option 1

Fax: 575-763-5251

Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa

Education:
Clovis High School, Clovis, New Mexico, 1998
Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance, 2002
University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2006

Experience:
Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor, 2006-2011

Ninth Judicial District Court, Court Attorney, 2011-2021

Judiciary:
Appointed Ninth Judicial District Court Judge, Division I, by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, 2021

Judicial Report

Name: District Judge Drew D. Tatum

Division: Division II

Address: Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main Street, Suite 13
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-742-7500 – Option 3, then Option 2

Fax: 575-763-5121

Birthplace: Clovis, NM

Education:
Clovis High School, New Mexico, 1990
University of New Mexico, B.A. in Psychology and Political Science- 1995
University of Tulsa, J.D. 2000

Experience:
United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Judge Advocate, Captain- 2000-2004

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Clovis New Mexico
Deputy District Attorney- 2004-2005

Tatum & McDowell Law Firm, Clovis New Mexico
Partner ( General Practice ) 2005-2007

Clovis Community College, Clovis New Mexico
Adjunct Professor ( Legal Studies Department ) 2006-2007

Judiciary:
Appointed to Ninth Judicial District Court, Division II, by Governor Bill Richardson, -2007

Judicial Report

Name: District Judge Fred T. Van Soelen

Division: Division III

Address: Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main Street, Suite 3
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-742-7500 – Option 3, then Option 3

Fax: 575-762-7815

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Education:
Clovis High School, Clovis, New Mexico, 1988
McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1993
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, Juris Doctor, 1999

Experience:
Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor 2000-2009

Harmon Law Office, Associate 2009-2013

Center for Paralegal Studies, Instructor 2000-2001

Clovis Community College, Instructor in Criminal Law, Tort Law, Litigation, and American National Government, 2001-2006

Clovis City Commission, Commissioner 2004-2012

Judiciary: Appointed Ninth Judicial District Judge, Division III, by Governor Susana Martinez, 2013

Judicial Report

Name: Chief District Judge Donna J. Mowrer

Division: Division IV

Address: Roosevelt County Courthouse
109 W. 1st Street, Suite 202
Portales, NM 88130

Phone: 575-742-7500 – Option 3, then Option 4

Fax: 575-356-4930

Education:
1981- Clovis High School, Clovis NM
1987- Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM -Bachelor of Science, Political Science
2001- University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Experience:
2001-2011- Prosecutor- Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office

1988-1989- Executive Director- Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Clovis NM

1986-1988- Dispatcher- City of Portales Communications Department

1988-1998- Juvenile Probation Officer- Ninth Judicial District

1984-1986- City Editor, Portales News Tribune

Judiciary:
2011- Appointed Ninth Judicial District Judge, Division IV, appointed by Governor Susana Martinez

Judicial Report

Name: District Judge David P. Reeb

Division: Division V

Address: Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main Street, Suite 14
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-742-7500 – Option 3, then Option 5

Fax: 575-762-2133

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Education:
1987- Overland High School, Aurora, Colorado
1991- University of Colorado, Boulder; Bachelor of Science ( Finance )
1995- Juris Doctor; Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska

Experience:
1995-1997- Assistant District Attorney; Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Clovis NM

1997-1999- Associate Attorney; Civerolo, Gralow, & Hill, P.A. , Albuquerque, NM

1999-2003- Deputy District Attorney; Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Clovis NM

2003-2006- Partner; Harmon & Reeb, L.L.C. , Clovis NM

Judiciary:
2006- Appointed to the Ninth Judicial District Court, Division V, by Governor Bill Richardson.

Judicial Report