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Education and Honors

  • New Mexico State University
    Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Mathematics Minor, May 2001
    2001 Industrial Engineer of the Year, Graduated First in Class
    Dean’s List 1996 – 2001
    Recipient of the New Mexico State Presidential Scholarship
    NCAA Academic All American (member of Cross Country and Track teams)
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 2008
    Dean’s List, 2006 – 2008
    Member of the 2008 National Runner-up Mock Trial Team
    Two-time Member of the Regional Mock Trial Championship and National Mock Trial Teams (2007, 2008)
    Recipient of the A.H. McLeod Award for Excellence in Advocacy, 2008
    Recipient of the Esteban A. Aguilar Award for Best Advocate, 2008
    UNM Law Review, Student Articles Editor, 2006-2008
    New Mexico Court of Appeals Moot Court Finalist, 2006
    2015 Southwest Super Lawyers – Rising Star

Other Professional Experience

  • Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sánchez was an engineer in the semi-conductor industry and was an analyst for the United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, where he worked in the field of Chemical and Biological Warfare detection.
  • Intel, Corporation – Manufacturing Engineering Internship (January 2000 – August 2000)
    Developed and updated capacity models and conducted multi-operational studies on fab floor.
  • Philips Semiconductors – Industrial Engineer (June 2001 – November 2003)
    Developed and updated capacity models, increased efficiency of Thin Films and Implant functional areas, integral part of fab-wide initiative to lower the breakeven point, conducted multi-operational studies on fab floor.
  • Entereza, Inc. and Tech Solutions, Inc. (November 2003 – August 2005)
    Engineer and Analyst for the Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force Test and Evaluation Center; worked in the areas of Chemical and Biological Warfare Detection Systems testing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle testing.

Professional Licensing​ & Associations

  • State Bar of New Mexico (admitted 2008)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (admitted 2011)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Albuquerque Bar Association
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (Board Member, 2011 – present)
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Community Involvement

University of New Mexico School of Law

  • Adjunct Professor – Evidence and Trial Practice Sections, 2015 – present
  • Faculty Member – Taking and Defending Depositions, 2011 – present
  • Pojoaque High School Mock Trial – Attorney Coach, 2008 – 2010