Heinrich, Luján Announce Senate Confirmation Of David Herrera Urías To Serve On U.S. District Court For The District Of N.M.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) voted to confirm David Herrera Urías to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Senators Heinrich and Luján recommended Urías to the Biden administration for the vacancy.
“Over the course of his legal career, David Herrera Urías has built an impressive reputation successfully litigating 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,” said Heinrich and Luján. “A University of New Mexico alum and an active member in New Mexico’s legal community, Mr. Urías will continue a proud legacy of compassionate and committed federal judges in New Mexico.”
David Herrera Urías has been an attorney at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 2008. Mr. Urías 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. Urías was an associate at Fried, Frank, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in New York City. Mr. Urías 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.