Kathy Love

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

McGinn, Montoya, Love, Curry & Sievers
Kathy Love
McGinn, Montoya, Love, Curry & Sievers

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1995

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

McGinn, Montoya, Love, Curry & Sievers

201 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102 Visit website


Kathy Love is a respected member of the legal community for her skills and her ethics both in and outside of the courtroom.  She is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and represents clients all over New Mexico. Focusing her practice on wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury, she stands up for real people who have been hurt by insurance companies, corporations and hospitals.  She handles medical malpractice, trucking accidents, nursing home neglect, defective product and civil rights cases. 

Ms. Love has been practicing law for more than 25 years.  Highly regarded by her fellow attorneys for her track record and professionalism, Ms. Love has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell both by her peers and the judiciary, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.  She was also selected for inclusion in Law Dragon, a publication which highlights the nation's leading lawyers.  

Ms. Love is dedicated to her community as well as her clients.  She is an active member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, the New Mexico Rules of Evidence committee, the newly created Patient Compensation Fund oversight committee, and the Supreme Court's Innovations committee.  She is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars on trial skills and strategies.

*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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Discrimination, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Race Discrimination, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcginnlaw.com/attorney/kathy-love/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, Evidence and Trial Practice, University of New Mexico School of Law, ,
  • Columnist, "Record on Appeal", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Journal
  • Albuquerque Public Schools, Career Enrichment Center, Mentor to High School Students
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • NARAL Pro Choice America, Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2007
  • ACLU Reproductive Rights Legal Panel 2015 - Present, 2020
  • Member, Boards of the Innocence and Justice Project
  • Little League Team Mom
  • New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Founding Member, Member, Board of Directors, 1997-1998; 2002-2006, Secretary, Board of Directors, 2004-2006
  • NARAL Pro Choice New Mexico, Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2007, President, Board of Directors, 2005-2007
Educational Background:
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, 2001
  • Hanover College (Hanover, Indiana), Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana), B.S., Political Science, Telecommunications, Journalism, 1991
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Visiting Law Student, 1995
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • , Guardian of Liberty Award, ACLU, 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawdragon Leading Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • AAJ Board of Governors 2013-present, 2020
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • US District Court (Federal Court)
  • Equal Access for Justice, Board Member, 2014-2016
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee
  • Board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governers, 2013-Present, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Federal Civil Local Rules Committee
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2004 - present, Secretary, 2011, President
  • Defense PAC, Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Mexico
  • New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, Member, Board of Directors 2004 - 2007
  • POWER PAC, President

Office location for Kathy Love

201 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-843-6161

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