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About Kathy Love (Albuquerque)

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. Along with her partners at the firm, Kathy Love is not afraid to stand up against big companies to protect her clients and the community. She recently tried and won a police shooting civil rights case against the Albuquerque Police Department.

Prior to working at her own practice, Kathy Love served as a public defender at the New Mexico Public Defender Department in Albuquerque. There, she handled a number of criminal cases, including a high-profile case that lasted three months. Due to major media coverage and publicity, the case had to be moved out of southern New Mexico to Chama, where she lived for 5 months during that trial. Love is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and will be President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association for 2015-2016.

Previous to her successful career, Kathleen Love graduated from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, in 1995, and she has been practicing law ever since. She and her husband, Geoff, and son, Xavier, enjoy watching baseball, camping, traveling, cooking and playing games together.

Work experience

Dec 2000Present


McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA
Jan 2000Present


McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A.
Jul 1997Dec 2001


New Mexico Public Defender Department




Ball State University

Political Science

Aug 1991May 1995


DePaul University College of Law