Elicia Montoya

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA
 | 201 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-843-6161
Fax: 505-242-8227
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a partner at McGinn, Montoya, Love, and Curry, P.A., Elicia Montoya specializing in wrongful death, catastrophic injury, trucking, and medical malpractice cases. She has successfully tried cases in the state and federal court and has obtained some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New Mexico. 

Ms. Montoya received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. She earned her Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of New Mexico School of Law, with Clinical Honors. In 1999, she was a law clerk to the Honorable James J. Wechsler and also received the Margaret Keiper Dailey Award for Social Justice. She joined her current firm in 2000.

In addition to her work for clients regarding cases involving catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury, Ms. Montoya serves the community in a legal capacity. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico Law School. She also teaches legal education seminars about effective case presentation and trial skills across the country. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Mayoral appointee to the ethics review board of the City of Santa Fe.  She also serves as a Hearing Officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board.

Ms. Montoya is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and before the U.S. District Court for the State of New Mexico. She is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, where she is also a board member. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice. She has an AV Preeminent* rating from her peers through Martindale-Hubbell.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Birth Injury

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Birth Injury


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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About Elicia Montoya

Admitted: 2000, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.mcginnlaw.com/About-Us/A-Elicia-Montoya.shtml


  • SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • Margaret Keiper Dailey Award for Social Justice, Clinical Honors, 1999
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers
  • AV rated by peers at highest level of professional excellence, Martindale Hubbell-Preeminent
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers, Attorney, National Trial Lawyers, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • I serve as a Trustee for the Santa Fe Preparatory School in Santa Fe, N.M. 
  • New Mexico Ethics Review Board, Hearing Officer
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2000 - Present
  • NM State District Courts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I have served on school boards and volunteer my time with school boards and for the New Mexico Bar serving as a Hearing Officer to preside over hearings involving allegations of violations of the New Mexico Rules of Ethics.
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Member, Board of Directors 2004 - 2007
  • City of Santa Fe - Ethics Review Board, Mayoral Appointee , 2004 - 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico Law School, 2004 - Present

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government, 1996

Industry Groups

  • Individuals who have been catestrophically injured or killed
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Office Location for Elicia Montoya

201 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-843-6161

Fax: 505-242-8227

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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