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Hon. Wendy E. York, Mediator & Arbitrator, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hon. Wendy E. York

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Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.
6001 Indian School Rd., N.E.
Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Tel: (505) 247-0411
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Fax: (505) 842-8890
Website: www.sheehansheehan.com
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Recognized to New Mexico Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master

Biographical

Wendy E. York maintains a full-time arbitration and mediation practice and also serves as a Special Master by court appointment. Ms. York served as a trial court judge in the Civil Division of the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico for seven years, where she presided over more than 1,200 civil cases, including tort cases, employment cases, class actions, commercial litigation and complex litigation.

Since leaving the bench she has conducted approximately 200 mediations per year. As a result of her judicial experience, she has a unique ability to help disputants appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of their positions and the vagaries that make going to trial so risky and unpredictable.

Ms. York has received advanced training in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University, and holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. She has been named Judge of the Year and is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolutions.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico J.D., Magna Cum Laude – 1982 
Law Review: Natural Resources Journal, 1981 – 1982
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico B.A., Economics Magna Cum Laude – 1978
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Mexico District Judges Association, 1998 – 2005
  • New Mexico District Judges Association, Board of Directors, 1998 – 2005
  • Mid-State Women’s Bar Association, Member, 1995 – Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2007
  • UNM School of Law Distinguished Achievement Award Honoree, 2012
  • Super Lawyers®, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009 – Present
  • Distinguished Alumna, University of New Mexico, Department of Economics, 2006
  • Outstanding Judge of the Year, Albuquerque Bar Association, 2002
  • Recipient of the Power and Caring Award, New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, 2002
  • Albuquerque Bar Association Survey of Judicial Performance: Highest Rated Judge, 2002

Rates Information

$350.00 per hour

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