Robert J. Sánchez is a senior counsel in the Fire Litigation practice group in the New Mexico offices of Singleton Schreiber, where he draws upon his experience litigating complex civil disputes across many subject areas, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, professional liability, medical malpractice, products liability, construction defect, construction bond claims, insurance bad faith, premise liability, and appellate law.
Mr. Sánchez attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2008. Mr. Sánchez was an editor of the law review and a member of the school’s two-time regional champion and national runner-up mock trial team. Mr. Sánchez received the A.H. McLeod Award for Excellence in Advocacy, the Esteban A. Aguilar Award for Best Advocate, and was a finalist in the New Mexico Court of Appeals Moot Court Competition. Before entering private practice, Mr. Sánchez served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Patricio M. Serna (ret.) of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Sánchez has been an adjunct professor of Evidence and Trial Practice and is currently teaching Taking and Defending Depositions at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He also served as a high school career and technical education teacher for the Las Cruces Public Schools District in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he helped create and develop the law studies and mock trial career pathway, created the Centennial High School mock trial team, and serves as the team’s attorney-coach.
Before earning his law degree, Mr. Sánchez enjoyed a successful career as an engineer. He worked for both Intel and Philips in the semiconductor industry and later served as an engineer/analyst for the United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force Test and Evaluation Center in the field of Chemical and Biological Warfare detection. Mr. Sánchez holds degrees in industrial engineering and mathematics from New Mexico State University, where he graduated first in his class in the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Mr. Sánchez has been recognized by the Southwest Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and has been involved in numerous legal organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Albuquerque Bar Association, and the National Hispanic Bar Association. He has served as Board Member of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association for approximately a decade.
Mr. Sánchez is admitted to practice in all New Mexico state courts (2008) and the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (2011).
New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Past Board Member
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
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New Mexico State University, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, minor in Mathematics, 2001
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
- State of New Mexico
- United States District Court for the District of New Mexico