Judge Brittany Maldonado Malott serves as a Criminal Court Judge in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. She was appointed to the Metropolitan Court by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham after being recommended by a bi-partisan Judicial Nominating Commission. She must run in 2020 to keep her seat on the bench.
Brittany was born and raised in Albuquerque. She is a first generation college graduate, graduating cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in English and earning her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Upon graduating from law school Brittany dedicated her entire legal career to public service, serving as a trial attorney for the Law Office of the Public Defender and prior to that as a volunteer for the Domestic Violence Resource Center and the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico.
Prior to taking her seat on the bench Brittany served as a board member and most recently as the chair of the State Bar of New Mexico Criminal Law Section and also as a board member for a mobile hygiene program offering access to basic hygiene resources to Albuquerque’s homeless population.
As a Metropolitan Court Judge, Brittany has continued her dedication to tackling the underlying issues members of the community who find themselves before the court face. As the presiding judge of the Metropolitan Court’s Behavioral Health DWI Specialty Court Program, and in conjunction with behavioral health providers and a multidisciplinary team, Brittany provides judicial oversight, strict monitoring, and rapid access to specialized treatment to program participants struggling with co-occurring substance abuse and behavioral health needs.
Serving as a Metropolitan Court Judge has been the greatest honor of Brittany’s career. She looks forward to serving her community for many years to come.