Nelson, Peggy Jean

Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Criminal Law
Criminal defense
Regions and States of Practice:
NM, West
Legal Education:
UCLA School of Law
Positions During Her Career:
Worked for Northern New Mexico Legal Services (1973-1978
Attorney for the Community Law Center (1978-1983)
Sole practitioner (1983-1988)
District court judge (1988-?)
Awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award and Outstanding Contribution Award from the State Bar
Received the Governorís Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women (1996)
Received the Outstanding Judicial Service Award (1997)

Further Research Materials

A Celebration of New Mexico's First Women Lawyers
A Celebration of New Mexico's First Women Lawyers, New Mexico's Women's Bar Association, avaialble at: