Albuquerque NEW MEXICO

  • Address:
    • 201 Broadway Boulevard, SE
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102
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  • Hours:
    • Monday: 08:30 - 17:00
    • Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:00
    • Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00
    • Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00
    • Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
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ABOUT Kathleen J. Love

Kathleen (Kathy) Love, partner at New Mexico-based McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., has practiced as an attorney for over two decades. She focuses on representing individuals against for-profit and government entities. Throughout her career as an attorney, she has tried a number of high-profile criminal and civil cases, most recently including the Torres v. APD case involving a police shooting incident.

For her accomplishments, Kathy Love holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent ranking from her peers and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers publications. In addition to her experience in private practice, Kathy Love spent three years with the New Mexico Public Defender Department, where she served in the Felony and Metro divisions. A supporter of justice initiatives, she is the president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and is on the American Association for Justice Board of Governors. She also contributes to pro bono service providers, such as Legal Aid New Mexico and Equal Access to Justice New Mexico. Kathleen Love earned her BS from Ball State University and her JD from the DePaul University College of Law. She also attended the National Criminal Defense College.

Legal Career


- Rating by other lawyers:


-- AV rated Martindale-Hubbell


-- Best Lawyers in America -


- McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., 2000 - present


- State of New Mexico Public Defender Department, metro and felony divisions, 1997 - 2000


- McGinn & Associates, P.A., 1995 - 1997


Professional Organizations, Memberships and Service


- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association


-- Board of Directors, 2004 - present, Secretary, 2011


- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Journal


-- Columnist, "Record on Appeal"


- American Association for Justice


- New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


- New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project


-- Member, Board of Directors 2004 - 2007


- Frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars with an emphasis in trial skills and case presentation


- Appointed member of judicial nominating commissions


- State Bar of New Mexico US District Court (Federal Court) New Mexico and Colorado


Community Involvement


- 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


- NARAL Pro Choice America


-- Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2007


- Albuquerque Public Schools, Career Enrichment Center


-- Mentor to High School Students


- Adjunct Professor, Evidence and Trial Practice, University of New Mexico School of Law


- POWER PAC


-- Member, Board of Directors


-- President, board of Directors


- Defense PAC


-- Member, Board of Directors


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