Sandra Ann Grisham

Name: Sandra Ann Grisham
Title: District Judge (Retired)

Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
United States


  • Alamogordo City Charter Commission (chairman, 1982-1983)
  • American Bar Association
  • Arabian Horse Association New Mexico (director, 1978)
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Otero County (advisory board, member, 1988)
  • Children in Need of Services (CHIN), Otero County (board of directors, 1987-1988)
  • Children’s Code Task Force (1991-1993)
  • Fund Distribution Committee (1990)
  • Mayors Committee on Alcoholism and Driving While Intoxicated, Alamogordo, TX (chairman, 1983-1984)
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • New Mexico Bar Association (Task Force on Women and the Profession, 1988-Present)
  • New Mexico District Judges Association (Board of Directors, 1988-1990)
  • New Mexico Youth Authority Commission
  • Otero County Bar Association
  • Regional Resource Center for Child Abuse and Neglect, Austin, TX (steering committee member, 1979-1982)
  • State Task Force on Children’s Code Revision (co-chair, abuse and neglect sub-commission, 1992)
  • United Way of Otero County (Budget and Allocation Committees, 1989) (Director)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award (2015)
  • Recipient, Tomahawk Award, Best Tried Case in District (2008, 2006)
  • Recipient, Woman of Distinction Award (1995)
  • Feature Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1990)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1994)
  • Elected, First Woman Judge South of Albuquerque (1985)
  • Williston Research Fellow (1972-1973)

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