On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper announced his selection of Samuel S. Vigil for a part-time judgeship in Bent County. Judge Vigil will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. Mark A. MacDonnell to the Sixteenth Judicial District Court bench. Judge Vigil’s appointment is effective immediately.
Samuel Vigil works in private practice in Las Animas. Previously, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney in the Sixteenth Judicial District. He also worked at Hudson Legal, where he practiced criminal law. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and his juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School.