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Magistrate Court Judges

Name: Magistrate Judge Janemarie A. Vander Dussen

Division: Division I

Address: Curry County Magistrate Court
221 Pile Street
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-762-3766

Fax: 575-762-3766

Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia

Education:
Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, New Jersey, 2002
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justices, Minor in Business, 2002
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Master of Social Work, 2017

Experience:
Philippe Adec, Showroom Assistance, New York, New York 2007 – 2008

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Advocate, 2008 – 2017

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Director of Victim Services, 2017 – 2018

Judiciary:
Elected Magistrate Judge, Ninth Judicial District, Curry County, 2019

Judicial Report

Name: Francis Burns

Division: Division II

Address: Curry County Magistrate Court
221 Pile Street
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-762-3766

Fax: 575-769-1437

Birthplace: Clovis, New Mexico

Education:
Clovis High School, 1968
San Diego State University, B.A. 1972
George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D. 1976
Member, George Washington Law Review

Experience:
Vinson, Elkins, Searls, Connally & Smith
Washington, D.C.
Associate, Federal Court Litigation, 1976 – 1979

Law Clerk,
United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit,
Washington, D.C. 1979 – 1980

Miller & Chevalier
Washington, D.C.
Associate, Federal Court Litigation, 1980 – 1983

Law Offices of F. Shaun Burns
San Diego, CA
State and Federal Court Litigation, 1983 – 1998

Burns Law Firm, PC
Clovis, NM
State and Federal Court Litigation, and
Divorce, Adoption, Employment Disputes, Personal Injury, 1998 – 2018

Judiciary:
Elected Magistrate Judge, Ninth Judicial District, Curry County, 2019

Judicial Report

Name: Christopher A. Mitchell

Division: Division I

Address: Roosevelt County Magistrate Court
1630 N. Boston Ave
Portales, NM 88130

Phone: 575-356-8569

Fax: 575-359-6883

Birthplace: Simi Valley, California

Education:
Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista, CA, 1991
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2004
American Military University – BA, Criminal Justice, 2015

Experience:
United States Air Force, 1991 – 2013

Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 2004 – 2013

Detective, Portales Police Department, Portales, NM, 2013 – 2018

Judiciary:
Elected Magistrate Judge, Ninth Judicial District, Roosevelt County, 2019

Judicial Report