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.