WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) welcomed President Joe Biden’s nomination of David Herrera Urias for U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
“We are very pleased that President Biden has accepted our strong recommendation to nominate David Herrera Urias to join the District Court of New Mexico," said Heinrich and Luján. "Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Urias has built an impressive reputation as he has successfully litigated cases before state and federal courts, served as a role model for countless junior attorneys, and provided pro bono representation for the most vulnerable in our communities. A University of New Mexico alum and an active member in New Mexico’s legal community, Mr. Urias will continue a proud legacy of compassionate and committed federal judges in New Mexico. We look forward to working with the Biden administration and our colleagues in the Senate to advance this nomination so we can fill this vacancy in an expeditious manner.”
David Herrera Urias has been an attorney at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 2008. Mr. Urias was previously a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund in San Antonio, Texas, from 2004 to 2008. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Urias was an associate at Fried, Frank, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in New York City. Mr. Urias served as a law clerk for Judge Vanessa Ruiz on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 2001 to 2002. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1997.