Robert J. Sánchez
Robert J. Sánchez is a senior counsel in the fire-litigation division of 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.
In 2001, Mr. Sánchez graduated first in his class in the Department of Industrial Engineering and earned degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mathematics from New Mexico State University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sánchez had a successful professional career as an engineer, during which he worked for the global companies Intel and Philips in the semiconductor industry and later became 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 attended the University of New Mexico (“UNM”) School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2008. During his time in law school, Mr. Sánchez was an Editor of the UNM Law Review and a member of the school’s two-time Regional Champion and National Runner-up Mock Trial team. Mr. Sánchez was also the recipient of the A.H. McLeod Award for Excellent 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.
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, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (Board Member for approximately a decade), and the National Hispanic Bar Association.
Mr. Sánchez is admitted in all state courts in the state of New Mexico (2008) and the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (2011).
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Sánchez fuels his passion for teaching. He has been an adjunct professor of the Evidence and Trial Practice course at the UNM School of Law in addition to being an instructor for the UNM School of Law’s Taking and Defending Depositions course. More recently, Mr. Sánchez attained an educator’s license and was 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 for the School District. In addition, Mr. Sánchez created the Centennial High School Mock Trial team and serves as its attorney-coach.