Category: Law

Wedding Options at the San Francisco City Hall

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San Francisco City Hall

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.

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Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings System

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Peer Review Ratings System

For more than two decades, Kathleen “Kathy” Love has been practicing as an attorney. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Kathy Love serves as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As testament to her talent, she belongs to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and is an AV-rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell.

For more than 100 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been ranking professionals in the legal field. The organization’s Peer Review Ratings are considered the gold standard for lawyer rating and helped individual lawyers and law firms stand out from their competition. Peer ratings are determined solely by peer references. Martindale-Hubbell maintains a peer-review process that involves gathering information about a lawyer’s ethical standards and performance based on fellow lawyers in their practice area. Each rating has a minimum threshold that lawyers must pass before earning the rating.

There are three different peer ratings that professionals can earn: Martindale-Hubbell Notable, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and AV Preeminent. Notable ratings indicate that a lawyer has been recognized by their peers as having strong ethical standards while the Distinguished rating indicates a lawyer is experienced and widely respected for both their ethical standards and professional achievement. The AV rating is the highest peer rating available and is reserved for lawyers who possess the highest level of professional excellence in terms of communication skills, ethics, and knowledge.

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association’s Informative Legal Publications

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New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association

An experienced attorney in New Mexico, Kathleen (Kathy) Love represents members of the community in cases against corporations, health care companies, and government agencies. Attorney Kathy Love balances her role as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, with her position as president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA).

Among its many resources and programs, the NMTLA publishes a variety of informative texts, including the Litigation Series. The Association issued the third and most recent edition of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Litigation Series in 2015.

For the third edition, the authors gathered information and forms related to a wide range of general practice areas, such as medical malpractice, workers compensation, and products liability. Available in pdf format, the latest edition of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Litigation Series also includes links to interactive documents.

The NMTLA additionally maintains a bi-monthly journal for members that highlights important settlements and verdicts, while providing expert analysis on the latest issues in the field. The NMTLA journal is the sole legal journal in New Mexico that comprehensively reviews federal and New Mexico court decisions at appellate and trial levels.

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Holds 2015 Annual Member Luncheon

An attorney and partner in the civil practice of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2000, Kathleen “Kathy” Love represents clients in lawsuits against health care providers and large corporations. Active within the profession, attorney Kathy Love is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, among other noteworthy organizations, and currently serves as the president of the organization.

The New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association offers its members resources to better serve their clients and to be successful in the courtroom. It also provides members with a list serve to share information, networking opportunities, continuing legal education (CLE) programs, and legal research databases.

Members have an opportunity to participate in Association-sponsored events throughout the year. One such event is the annual membership meeting and luncheon. Held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel on June 26, 2015, the meeting included the executive director’s report, a report by the nominating committee, and the election of the board. It also included remarks by Kathy Love, the incoming president.

Patient Wins Unnecessary Pacemaker Lawsuit

As a partner in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, Kathleen “Kathy” Love represents individual clients against large corporations and insurance companies. She is based in Albuquerque, but represents clients state wide. Kathy Love fights not only for fair monetary compensation for her clients, but also for policy changes that help to avoid further suffering.

In September, 2014, Kathy Love and her firm won a $67 million verdict on behalf of their client who had been defrauded into having an unnecessary pacemaker implanted into his chest. The suit alleged that medical device manufacturer Biotronik offered kickbacks and other illegal financial incentives to induce a doctor to implant pacemakers into patients who did not need them to increase sales of its defibrillators and pacemakers. At trial, Kathy Love and her firm proved that the helped place Dr. Demosthenis Klonis at Mountain View Hospital and Memorial Medical Center, where they provided him with compensation that nearly quadrupled his return per implant.

Meanwhile, patients received the implant at a 300 percent markup through the hospital. Attorneys on the case stated that the jurors’ decision against Biotronik sent a message to Biotronik and companies like it that citizens of Las Cruces, New Mexico will not tolerate such deception that puts profits above patient safety.

American Association for Justice Supports a Fair System

Kathleen Love is a partner in the law firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kathy Love represents regular people against big businesses, health care corporations, insurance companies and the government. Ms. Love is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice (AAJ), which promotes an equitable application of the law and supports attorneys contending against powerful interests. She is currently a state representative to the AAJ’s board of governors.

The benefits of belonging to AAJ are varied and plentiful. Members can join with other attorneys in their practice areas, enhance their reputation on a national scale, and receive recognition for winning cases. They can also become more media-savvy and be among the first to know about major trials and verdicts.

Recognizing the importance of finding good background information, the AAJ provides members with links to thousands of documents in its national database and affords state-of-the-art research applications. The organization additionally supplies litigation packets, which contain basic documents from successful trials from across the nation. Members can learn useful tactics for investigating and conducting important cases.