Sam Winder


Sam Winder

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1995
  • Colorado, 2002
  • Southern Ute Tribal Court, 2000
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1992


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - May, 1988
    • Honors: Dean’s List and Honor Roll
  • Stanford University
    • B.S. - June, 1984
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Federal Executive Board Public Service Award, May 12, 2005
  • Sustained Superior Performance Awards as an Assistant United States Attorney
  • Special Act of Service Awards as Tribal Liaison for the District of New Mexico
  • Dean’s List and Honor Roll, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Member of Tribal Issues Advisory Group, United States Sentencing Commission- Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of New Mexico Law School Alumni, Former Alumni Board
  • National Native American Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • AMI Kids , Former Board Member
  • Calvary of Albuquerque, Former Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Professor of Law University of New Mexico School of Law , Former Adjunct Professor
  • State District Court Judge, Second Judicial District, Bernalillo County
  • Federal Prosecutor
  • Tribal Liaison, US Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico
  • Former Tribal Attorney, Southern Ute Indian Tribe