He has served as a member of the New Mexico Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Bench/Bar Media Relations Committee and has been a member of the 13th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission. He also serves as a hearing officer for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Eaton is a past president of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. In addition to his representation of clients in litigation, he has served as a court-appointed mediator in numerous personal injury lawsuits.
Before obtaining a law degree from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1982, Mr. Eaton worked as a journalist in various cities in New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Farmington, Raton and Artesia. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Military Institute.