Supreme Court

Ned S. Fuller

NM Supreme Court, Position 1

Ned Fuller lives in Farmington and is a Deputy District Attorney in the San Juan County District Attorney’s Office. He has practiced law in New Mexico for more than 26 years.​  Prior to his current position, Ned was a Cabinet Secretary and Executive Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration. Fuller has also served as a judge on the 2nd Judicial District Court in New Mexico.

Fuller understands that a judge’s role is to uphold the law and not rewrite it, and most importantly, to uphold the Constitution. He believes a judge should apply the law and should create an environment where parties can have their differences addressed with fairness and common sense.


Kerry Morris

NM Supreme Court, Position 2

Kerry Morris is an Albuquerque attorney and former prosecutor at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. Morris has practiced law for nearly 40 years, representing thousands of individuals, small businesses, the State of New Mexico, insurance companies, and other parties.

Morris pledges to faithfully interpret the Constitution and the laws enacted by New Mexico and the nation. 


NM Court of Appeals

Barbara V. Johnson

NM Appeals Court, Position 1

Barbara V. Johnson lives in Albuquerque and has been practicing law in New Mexico for more than 30 years. Her practice handles matters including legal separations, divorce, paternity cases, child support, asset and liability valuation and distributions, real estate, businesses, employment, retirement accounts, crime and domestic violence. She has served as the President of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association.

Johnson possesses strong conservative values and knows the law. She believes her experience and expertise would move cases appealed from the lower courts as expeditiously and carefully as possible.


Gertrude Lee

NM Appeals Court, Position 2

Gertrude Lee is a member of the Navajo Nation, practices law in the Navajo Nation, and the State of New Mexico. Lee has dedicated her legal career to public service as a criminal prosecutor. She has served as a prosecutor in McKinley County and San Juan County, New Mexico, and served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation. 

Lee worked for six and half years with the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Division 2, in Gallup, where she started as an associate trial attorney and worked her way up to Deputy District Attorney.


Thomas C. Montoya

NM Appeals Court, Position 3

Tom Montoya is an attorney and shareholder with Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. practicing divorce and family law for over 38 years. Tom was born and raised in Alameda, New Mexico, just north of Albuquerque.  Tom has an “A” preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, has been named in Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers In America, and Best of the Bar for Family Law by New Mexico Business Weekly. Tom is a member of the American Law Institute and served as Co-Chair of the Child Support Guidelines Commission responsible for the promulgation of New Mexico’s statutory Child Support Guidelines and as Chair of the Domestic Relations Rules Subcommittee of the N.M. Supreme Court’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, which promulgated statewide rules of procedure for domestic relations and domestic violence cases. Tom has lobbied and testified over 30 times regarding legislative enactments in family law and also drafted significant enacted family law legislation.

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