Kathy Love

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: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Kathy Love is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Focusing her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, she represents clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, truck accidents, nursing home neglect and defective products. Ms. Love also assists people whose civil rights have been violated, such as a 2014 case in which she represented the family members of a victim of police brutality.

    Ms. Love received a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University in 1991. She then went on to attend DePaul University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. After graduation, Ms. Love spent several years with the Law Offices of the Public Defender of the state of New Mexico before joining her current firm in 2000. She is admitted to practice in New Mexico as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. 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 and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Ms. Love's memberships have included the American Association for Justice, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars on trial tactics and similar topics.

    *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
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Kathy Love

    Admitted: 1995, New Mexico

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


    • 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

    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

    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

    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
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    Office Location for Kathy Love

    201 Broadway Blvd SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Phone: 505-843-6161

    Fax: 505-242-8227

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    Last Updated: 10/29/2020

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