New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) appointed Zachary Ives to the New Mexico Court of Appeals on January 31. He was appointed to replace Justice Michael Vigil, who was elected to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2018.
Ives earned his B.A. from Vassar College in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2000. His professional experience includes working in private practice for 17 years and as a clerk under Chief Justice Pamela Minzner of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Gov. Lujan Grisham picked Ives from a list of six candidates provided by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Grisham said about Ives that, “I’m pleased to name an accomplished legal mind in Zachary Ives to this seat. He has broad experience, having represented clients at every level of our state and federal systems, and a demonstrated commitment to the craft of legal writing and reasoning.”