Committed to improving Albuquerque as
Judge for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Judge David A. Murphy is proud to be a New Mexican. He is committed to improving the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County through his service as a judge on the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court bench. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Judge Murphy to his seat on February 11, 2019, after having been nominated by the bipartisan Judicial Nominating Commission.
After graduating from Albuquerque Public Schools, Judge Murphy continued his education at the University of New Mexico graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in History. Judge Murphy attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor. In 2008, he joined the Law Office of the Public Defender working to defend those who could not afford representation. This was a pivotal career move for him as it was here Judge Murphy made the decision to dedicate his career to public service.
In 2012 Judge Murphy began working as a prosecutor. He focused on prosecuting violent and financial crimes, while placing additional emphasis on prosecuting financial exploitation of the elderly. Judge Murphy joined the Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud & Elder Abuse Division, working a statewide caseload to investigate and prosecute corruption in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Judge Murphy was recruited to lead a team of ten prosecutors combating the stolen vehicle problem in Albuquerque for the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Under his leadership, and in cooperation with local law enforcement, his team’s efforts yielded a drop in vehicle theft in Albuquerque for 2018.
Judge Murphy and his husband, Damien DeMenno, are uncles to Zane, Wren, and Jaden. Damien is a Project Manager for Century Sign Builders, a local, woman-owned corporation. Many evenings you can find them enjoying the Bosque trails with their dog Buster, training for a local 5K or preparing for an obstacle race.
Judge Murphy loves the City of Albuquerque and is committed to improving it through his thoughtful, intelligent, and balanced decision making on the bench. He looks forward to serving the people of the City and continuing his dedication to public service.