Gov. Lujan Grisham fills judicial vacancies
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced selections for three judicial vacancies in the First and Second Judicial District.
– Bryan Biedscheid: First Judicial District
– Joshua Andrew Allison: Second Judicial District
– Lisa Chavez Ortega: Second Judicial District
Bryan Biedscheid has extensive experience in domestic relations and juvenile law where he is frequently appointed as guardian at litem in cases involving minors and incapacitated adults. Biedscheid is currently a shareholder and vice-president at Sawtell, Wirth & Biedscheid, PC. He has previously served as a board member at Equal Access to Justice and is an active volunteer with the First Judicial District ADR Program. He earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1996 and was admitted to the New Mexico bar the same year.
Joshua Andrew Allison has most recently worked in personal injury and products liability with Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A. He currently serves as a commissioner on the board of Bar Commissioners of the State of New Mexico and is a board member of the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court. He clerked for former Chief Justice Edward L. Chávez. Allison earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 2008. He was admitted to the California bar in 2008 and to the New Mexico bar in 2009.
Lisa Chavez Ortega has more than two decades of experience as an attorney, primarily in personal injury law. She is currently the director at Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P. A. where she has worked for the entirety of her professional career. Chavez Ortega is a longtime member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and has previously served on the board of directors. The native New Mexican graduated from University of New Mexico in 1997 and was admitted to the New Mexico bar the same year.