Kathleen (Kathy) Love, an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. With 20 years of experience as an attorney, Kathy Love handles civil matters, representing people who have been hurt by corporations, insurance companies and hospitals. Aside from her professional responsibilities, Ms. Love was a founding member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
Since 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has worked to protect the state’s wilderness areas. By building diverse coalitions of people who are willing to advocate for the protection of the natural environment, the organization has experienced a number of successes, including the designation of the Organ Mountains as a national monument.
The Organ Mountains are an ancient mountain range that serve as the backdrop to the Las Cruces community. The tall, jagged mountains have been featured in some of journals kept by early Spanish explorers. They are also the home to abundant wildlife, including over 300 species of birds, desert mule deer, mountain lion, pronghorn, bobcat, and coyote. Residents of the area have long enjoyed numerous recreational opportunities.
As a result of the rapid growth, urban sprawl and mining and energy developments were threatening the tranquility of the Organ Mountains. Ten years of advocacy culminated in a bill presented to Congress in December of 2013 by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall. The bill, which designated the Organ Mountains as a national monument, was signed by President Obama in 2014.
National Monument status ensures that the Organ Mountains and surrounding areas will enjoy permanent protection. While current recreational activities can continue, new developments are regulated.
Kathy Love, an accomplished attorney, has been a partner since 2000 with the Albuquerque, New Mexico, law firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. She represents ordinary citizens who have suffered from the profit driven actions of corporations, insurancec companies and hospitals. When she isn’t busy at the firm, Kathy Love supports the charitable activities of organizations like New Mexico Legal Aid.
A civil, legal-advocacy nonprofit, New Mexico Legal Aid is dedicated to helping individuals from disenfranchised and low-income communities secure necessary legal services. A key component of the legal aid organization’s ongoing operations is its Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP).
A statewide network of volunteer attorneys and other skilled workers in the field of law, the VAP strives to meet the civil justice needs of all New Mexico residents, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The VAP works in close partnership with multiple public and private associations and institutions, including the State Bar of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico School of Law, the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice, and various local pro bono committees in the judicial district. In addition to finding representation for clients in court cases, the VAP provides individual legal counseling and spreads awareness through legal fairs held regularly in the community.
Since 2003, attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Love has served as a named partner at the women-led Albuquerque, New Mexico-based firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. She is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs in a wide range of areas, including medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, trucking accidents, and product liability cases. Attorney Kathy Love also helps contribute to improvements in the practice of personal injury law through her active involvement in the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association & Foundation (NMTLA).
The NMTLA is an attorney support organization that works to safeguard clients’ rights and help attorneys successfully represent their clients. NMTLA members have access to a wealth of benefits and resources invaluable to a plaintiff’s practice. Described below are four of NMTLA’s many benefits.
NMTLA Listserv. Perhaps the most popular benefit, the NMTLA Listserv allows members to carry on an ongoing conversation with other NMTLA members. Through the Listserv, attorneys can share experiences and information or ask for advice. An attorney with a question about an expert witness in a case, the practices of a certain judge, or a specific approach to a novel issue will likely find advice and answers on the NMTLA Listserv.
NMTLA Continuing Legal Education. NMTLA regularly coordinates seminars on topics of importance to trial lawyers, and the seminars all count toward the lawyers’ CLE requirements. NMTLA also keeps records of members’ CLE hours collected at the seminars and provides substantial discounts for members to attend them.
NMTLA Website and Publications. NMTLA’s members-only website provides access to attorney pleadings, briefs, and witness depositions, all of which may serve as a template as a lawyer prepares his or her case. NMTLA also publishes a monthly journal that keeps attorneys apprised of state and federal court decisions as well as significant verdicts and settlements.
NMTLA Amicus Curiae Briefs. The NMTLA’s amicus committee will file briefs in support of members’ appellate cases at no charge. The “friend of the court” briefs by NMTLA are respected by New Mexico’s appellate courts and help influence issues important to preserving a fair legal system.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love is an attorney and partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based law firm. Rated a Best Lawyer in America, Kathy Love has been married to her husband, who is also an attorney, for over 10 years. They were married in the San Francisco City Hall.
The San Francisco City Hall, which is where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married, is known locally as the People’s Palace. Completed in 1915, the city hall was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. and is located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Celebrations such as weddings can be held in the venue’s rotunda, grand staircase, balconies, and north and south courts.
The city hall hosts both one-hour and two-hour long weddings. One-hour weddings are designed for couples in search of an affordable event and take place at the Mayor’s Balcony or a gallery on the fourth floor. Up to 100 guests can be accommodated at those venues. Two-hour events can be held at the city hall’s rotunda and accommodate up to 200 guests.
For additional information on the venue, visit www.sfcityhallevents.org/.
Attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love currently serves as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kathy Love is married to another attorney, whom she wed in San Francisco the same weekend as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a free event that features more than 90 musical performances on seven stages. The event, which has been named one of the “Things You Must Do in the Bay Area” by SF Gate, is held October 6th and October 7th each year.
In addition to the numerous bluegrass performances, over 50 food and drink vendors attend the festival to sell their products. Attendees can also bring their own food and drinks, as well as chairs, blankets, coolers, and cameras. Moreover, the entire event is family-friendly, and a child-specific program is held Friday morning until noon.
Additional information on the festival, including an FAQ, can be found at www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2017/info/.
An experienced civil attorney based in New Mexico, Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves as partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In conjunction with her work as an attorney, Kathy Love is a member of the American Association for Justice.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently partnered with other like-minded organizations to sponsor a nationwide awareness campaign called, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted.” Along with Students Against Drunk Driving and End Distracted Driving, AAJ invited teenagers across the country to submit videos and memes that highlight the dangers of distracted driving.
The campaign featured several categories for submission. Videos and memes could target the role of friends in preventing distracted driving, the negative social stigmas associated with the practice, the selfish nature of distracted driving, and the role that parents and siblings play. Several celebrities took part in the effort to judge entries and determine which ones were the best. Notable judges included Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek and ESPN personality Nikky Williams, among others.
Attorney at law Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a partner. Attorney Kathy Love maintains affiliation with organizations such as NARAL Pro-Choice America. Among NARAL Pro-Choice America’s fundraising events for 2017 is the SF Men for Choice (And the Women Who Love Them) Happy Hour.
Designed to unite men and women against threats to women’s rights and reproductive freedom, the happy hour event brings together NARAL supporters and donors for an evening of cocktails and good company. The event enables men to show their support for reproductive freedom and remain involved in the ongoing battle against pro-choice legislation. Furthermore, women who attend are encouraged to bring the men in their lives who stand with them.
The 2017 SF Men for Choice (And the Women Who Love Them) Happy Hour will take place on May 18 at Tank 18, a winery located in San Francisco