Retired from the Second Judicial District Court in August 2009, Bill Lang was raised in Albuquerque, graduating from Albuquerque Academy, the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1979) and the University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1982).
After serving three years as a Metropolitan Court Judge (1991-1994), the last eighteen months as Chief Judge, Bill was appointed to the District Court in 1994 where he served three years in the Family Court Division and twelve years in the Civil Division. From June 2004 through June 2009, Bill also served as the court's Chief Judge.
Prior to taking the bench, Bill was a Family Court Hearing Officer for three years, maintained a sole practice for six years, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Walters at the Court of Appeals of New Mexico.
Bill now regularly serves as both a mediator and arbitrator, in civil/commercial cases throughout the state.
- Divorce (High Asset)
- Medical Malpractice
- Mortgage Foreclosure
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Wrongful Death
- University of New Mexico (B.A., 1979)
- University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1982)
Memberships & Affiliations
Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of University of New Mexico Hospital and is a member of the Vortex Theatre Board of Directors. He is also co-chair of the Lawyers' Assistance Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico along with serving as the New Mexico representative to the ABA Commission on Lawyers' Assistance Programs' (ABA CoLAP) Judicial Initiative.
In 1999, Bill was the recipient of the ABA CoLAP Judicial Recognition Award. He was also the Albuquerque Bar Association Judge of the Year in 1999 and the New Mexico Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Outstanding State Court Trial Judge in 2009.
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