Working with clients in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 20 years, Kathleen (Kathy) Love is an attorney with McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA. Committed to the advancement of the legal profession and the positive impact it has on the public, attorney Kathy Love belongs to a number of advocacy organizations, including the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
In February, the AAJ commented on action taken by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation it says undoes nearly three decades of progress made through the Americans With Disabilities Act. The law places new hurdles in the path of disabled Americans who seek public accommodation, placing that burden back upon them instead of the businesses who, until now, have been required to give them access.
The AAJ said the new law will “strip away the rights” of disabled individuals and make it more difficult for disabled persons to get equal access to public services.
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathleen “Kathy” Love is an attorney practicing at McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA. Attorney Kathy Love serves many clients who have had the worst thing happen in their lives - medical malpractice, reckless driving collisions, catastrophic injuries, or civil rights violations. When you or a loved one suspects that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should seek representation quickly as there are often deadlines that begin running from the date of the malpractice - even if you don't have reason to know there was malpractice at the time. You should immediately seek a complete copy of your medical records and take them to a lawyer to review your case. It is typical that a lawyer will have to consult with an expert witness before determining whether the medical provider in your case breached the "standard of care," justifying a medical malpractice lawsuit. Time is of the essence and the sooner you can consult a lawyer, the sooner he or she can begin working on your case while you get back to what is most important - healing from your injuries.
For nearly two decades, attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Love has served as a partner at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based law firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. In addition to her everyday work as an attorney, Kathy Love helps to advance the field of trial law through her membership in the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), where she serves as a board member.
Along with various other benefits, the NMTLA offers two different publications that provide a tangible benefit to attorneys practicing in the state. The first is the Evidence Handbook, which is a comprehensive resource of all the state and federal laws that affect the handling of evidence. While most of New Mexico’s laws about evidence mirror federal statutes, litigators should be aware of some key differences that NMTLA explains in this sourcebook.
Members also get access to the organization’s journal, which is published on a bi-monthly basis. This publication reviews all of the state and federal court cases (trial and appellate) in the state and gives analysis about each one.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love has been an attorney with the Albuquerque law firm McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA for seventeen years. She and her firm represent loved ones who were wrongfully hurt or mistreated by institutional negligence, often the result of companies putting profits over the safety of the people they are supposed to serve. Attorney Kathy Love of Albuquerque has experience representing clients against nursing homes and other residential care facilities.
Experts suggest that even though they should be able to trust the facilities where they leave their loved ones for expert care, family members should be watchful for signs of neglect. Poor hygiene can indicate the facility staff is leaving residents to perform daily self-care tasks beyond their capabilities. If residents seem to have dirty clothes, bedding, or living spaces, this can indicate a failure of the staff members to fulfill their basic duties.
Neglect is also likely to show in the dehydration and malnutrition of residents. A lack of staff attention often means that residents do not receive sufficient food and water, even to the point of meals being missed.
If staff members do not respond quickly to call buttons, residents will frequently have unmet needs, such as the need to dress or use the bathroom, and may be at risk of physical injury or illness as a result. Family members should also be watchful for changes in a loved one's behavior, particularly if the individual has diminished cognitive abilities. Often, elders who are neglected may become withdrawn, anxious, or less communicative.
Behavioral problems may be a sign of other issues, however, so experts urge families not to immediately assume neglect. Nevertheless, loved ones should investigate signs of potential neglect by communicating with the facility and, if necessary, with an attorney.
After working for the New Mexico public defender’s office for four years, attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Love joined the Albuquerque law firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., in 2000 and focused her practice on plaintiff’s personal injury work. When not working on behalf of negligently injured plaintiffs, she has used her legal skills to contribute to philanthropic causes. One such cause is the New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, for which attorney Kathy Love served on the board of directors from 2004 to 2007.
Run by the University of New Mexico School of Law, the New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project works to overturn the convictions of people who have been wrongfully incarcerated. Under the leadership of Prof. Gordon Rahn, the students involved in the Justice Project conduct in-depth investigations into the facts of previously closed cases and coordinate DNA analysis to help exonerate innocent people serving prison terms.
One of the Justice Project’s most recent victories was the case of Jacob Duran. Duran had served 30 years of a life sentence when the Justice Project took up his case. In 1986, he was convicted of robbing and murdering an elderly woman in her home. He had done handyman work for the woman previously, and the police focused on him as their sole suspect almost immediately.
An eyewitness testified that he looked somewhat similar to a person seen jumping over the victim’s fence on the night of the murder. Although no positive identification was made, Duran was said to fit the vague description given of a Hispanic man with a beard. Duran’s blood type also matched that of blood the police found under the victim’s nails. After a trial bereft of direct evidence, the jury deliberated for only a short while before finding the defendant guilty.
In 2012, the Justice Project began investigating the case. New DNA analysis techniques allowed students to test hair and blood found at the scene and conclusively determine that they did not match that of Duran. On February 8, 2017, the Justice Project asked that Duran’s conviction be vacated based on the new evidence.
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love has served in private practice with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love for the past 17 years. Alongside her everyday work as an attorney, Kathy Love belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA).
When an individual is charged with a crime, the record of that charge (and arrest if it occurs) can follow the person for the rest of his or her life. NMCDLA doesn’t believe that should be the case. That’s why the organization has taken an official position on the issue, arguing that expungement should be an option for individuals who find themselves in this situation.
Background checks can often provide incomplete or misleading information, which means that a person who was found innocent of a crime or who had his or her charges dropped can still face employment, financial, and other barriers. NMCDLA advocates for an easy and complete option for these individuals to expunge all records of the arrest and/or charges in these situations so that a person receives a fair chance moving forward.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love is an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who has been practicing since 1995. Currently, Kathy Love is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PC, where she has handled a large variety of civil cases. In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Love is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice.
Previously known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Association for Justice is a professional organization for trial attorneys. The association strives to improve the quality and fairness of the American legal system by providing a range of professional resources to member attorneys.
These resources include events such as the association’s Winter Conference. A premier networking affair, the conference features over 200 events that include 10 legal continuing education programs. The proceedings also offer leading legal experts, resources on new and innovative litigation strategies, and other legal reference materials. The conference is next scheduled for February 3, 2018 at the Grand Wailea resort in Maui, Hawaii.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love is an accomplished attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico who practices with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, mainly in civil litigation cases. Outside of her professional responsibilities as an attorney, Kathy Love enjoys gardening in her leisure time.
Gardening can be a relaxing and fulfilling outdoor leisure activity. For beginners, however, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to begin. Here are two quick and easy tips to help the novice gardener get off to a good start.
Before planting, test the soil to determine its pH levels. This can often be done at a nearby nursery cooperative extension if your area has one. Home improvement stores often have kits you can use yourself if necessary.
Once you know the content of your soil, be it alkaline or acidic, it’s time to make some decisions. If you’re set on certain plants that don’t favor your soil type, there are treatments available to make the area more receptive. If you don’t want to treat the soil, you can choose plants that tend to thrive in the type of dirt you have.
Label your plants. If you aren’t familiar with how plants should look, they can often be hard to distinguish as they first begin to grow. Labeling your plants is an easy and effective way to differentiate them. This is especially important if certain plants require more specific care than others.
An attorney with nearly two decades’ experience and a New Mexico Super Lawyer, Kathleen “Kathy” Love represents the interests of her clients as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Passionate about female leadership, attorney Kathy Love also serves as a board member and trainer at Emerge New Mexico (Emerge NM).
Emerge NM is a program that seeks to empower Democratic women in New Mexico to run for office and get elected. Every year, the program trains women on strategies for running for office while supporting them with a strong network to help them win their elections.
Emerge NM is seeking applicants for its 2017 class. Applicants must show:
- Potential for political leadership
- Interest in running for public office
- An ability to unite disparate groups for a common goal
- A desire to forge strong networks
- An ability to inspire and to articulate their vision effectively.
The applicants must be registered democrats living in New Mexico and commit to attending classes that will take place once a month, on a Saturday, from April to September 2017.
A potential candidate’s application will only be complete once she has completed the online application on Emerge NM’s website, submitted the $35 tuition fee, and provided two reference letters.
The organization accepts women of all ages, race, ethnicity, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love, an attorney with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love, practices civil law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, area. Throughout her career, she has been involved in pro bono work in her community, including work for Equal Access to Justice. She served on its board from 2015-2016.
Equal Access to Justice is a New Mexico-based nonprofit dedicated to helping residents access legal services. Equal Access to Justice supports four major legal aid providers in the state: New Mexico Legal Aid, Law Access New Mexico, DNA-People's Legal Services, and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. Throughout its 25-year history, Equal Access to Justice has provided more than $3 million in assistance.
These services help people like Diego, a farm worker who was injured in the course of his work. Excluded from both health insurance and workers compensation coverage, Diego's large medical bills caused him significant hardship.
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty helped. After almost 10 years of litigation, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to exclude farm workers from workers compensation coverage. Today, 15,000 agricultural workers in New Mexico have access to financial aid when they are injured at work.
Kathy Love, a partner at the civil practice McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, defends individuals and families who have lost a loved one, or who have suffered a serious injury at the hands of large corporations, government, or hospitals.