Sarah Michael Singleton


Sarah Michael Singleton



Sarah Michael Singleton was born in in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was raised in Hammond, Indiana, where she graduated from Hammond High School in 1967. She then enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where she received her B.A. in June of 1971. Singleton then returned to Indiana to study law at Indiana University. While in law school, Singleton was on the editorial board of the Indiana Law Journal, served as an Associated Instructor in Civil Procedure and in The Dynamics of American Law, and served for two years as a Staff Assistant at the University’s Student Legal Services department. Singleton received her J.D. degree, with highest honors and Order of the Coif, from Indiana in 1974.

Singleton’s legal career began when she accepted a position with the Appellate Division of the New Mexico Public Defender Department (1974-1976). She then began a 30-year legal career in private practice – culminating as a Partner at the New Mexico firm of Montgomery & Andrews. In 2009, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson appointed Singleton to the New Mexico First Judicial District Court. She won election in 2010 and was retain in 2014.

Singleton has served as President of State Bar of New Mexico and is a fellow of both the New Mexico Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association’s Bar Foundation. She has served on numerous committees and taskforces of local, state, and national legal organizations. She is recipient of both the New Mexico State Bar’s Outstanding Service Award and its Outstanding Contribution Award. Singleton was inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1996 and received the law school's Distinguished Service Award in 2008. Singleton retired in 2017.


Mauer Alumni, New Mexico First Judicial District Court, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Distinguished Service Award


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