Hobbs announces Erik Scramlin as Deputy City Attorney

Hobbs announces Erik Scramlin as Deputy City Attorney

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HOBBS, New Mexico -

(Press Release)

The City of Hobbs is proud to announce Erik Scramlin as Deputy City Attorney in the Legal Department, effective August 13, 2018. A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Mr. Scramlin is a recipient of the Outstanding Senior Litigator Award and was the Captain of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition.

Mr. Scramlin is no stranger to Lea County. He previously served as Assistant District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney in the District Attorney’s Office in Hobbs, New Mexico from 2011 to 2017. In his previous position in Lea County, he became familiar with the area’s legal system and representatives, having chaired felony jury trials, managed an average active felony caseload of over 300, taught classes on constitutional law to local law agencies, and supervised support staff and junior attorneys. It was during these experiences when he was recognized as the 2013 Young Prosecutor of the Year by the New Mexico District Attorney’s Association. Since April of 2017, Mr. Scramlin has been serving as Chief Deputy District Attorney in the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Espanola, New Mexico, managing an active caseload of over 250 cases, supervising staff, and working closely with local law enforcement and the community. It was here where Mr. Scramlin earned the Fifth Judicial District Attorney of the Year Award.

Acting City Manager, Manny Gomez stated, “This is a great opportunity for the City of Hobbs in terms of growth and opportunity. We are excited about the development and understanding of the law Mr. Scramlin will bring to our organization. We are also grateful to the City Commission and taxpayers for supporting and welcoming Mr. Scramlin back to our community.”Acting City Manager, Manny Gomez stated, “This is a great opportunity for the City of Hobbs in terms of growth and opportunity. We are excited about the development and understanding of the law Mr. Scramlin will bring to our organization. We are also grateful to the City Commission and taxpayers for supporting and welcoming Mr. Scramlin back to our community.”

On Mr. Scramlin as Deputy City Attorney, Hobbs City Attorney Efren Cortez stated, “Erik Scramlin has a proven track record as a trial lawyer. I believe he is a great addition to the City of Hobbs Legal Department and will serve as a tremendous mentor for Assistant City Attorney Valerie Chacon. I am honored to be a part of this team and I look forward to the contributions of the Legal Department to both the organization and the community. I am grateful to Acting City Manager Manny Gomez and the City Commission for the opportunity to add this final piece to the Legal Department.”

On his new positioin, Erik Scramlin stated, “It always felt like we left ‘home’ when we left Hobbs before, so my wife and I are happy to be back. I’m excited to get back in the community and fighting for our citizens. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, and I am happy to be a part of the efforts here in Hobbs.”

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