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Name: District Judge Matthew E. Chandler

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: Clovis, NM

Education:
Clovis High School, Clovis, New Mexico, 1994
Eastern New Mexico University, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 1998
University of New Mexico College of Law, Exchange Studies
University of Tulsa College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2001

Experience:
Law Firm of Guebert, Bruckner and Bootes, P.A.
Associate Attorney, 2001 – 2002

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney, 2002-2004
District Attorney, 2004 – 2014

Chandler Law Firm, Clovis New Mexico
Sole Practitioner, 2014 – 2015

Clovis Community College, Clovis New Mexico
Adjunct Professor (Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing) 2006-2007

Wayland Baptist University
Adjunct Professor (Criminal Psychology, Business Law and Ethics) 2006 – 2014

Judiciary:
Appointed to Ninth Judicial District Court, Division I, by Governor Susana Martinez, 2015

Name: Chief 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

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

Name: 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

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.