About Kathy Love

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathleen Love provides a high professional standard of legal services to clients seeking to hold public organizations and private businesses accountable for medical malpractice or personal injury. As a partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, Kathy Love has brought a number of high-profile cases to trial, including a matter involving the Albuquerque Police Department’s fatal shooting of Christopher Torres. For more information about Kathy Love and her firm, prospective clients can log on to

In preparation for her legal career, Kathleen Love enrolled at DePaul University, where she earned her juris doctor. Later, she studied at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. Her academic background also includes time as an undergraduate at Ball State University, from which she secured her bachelor of science.

In her personal life, the accomplished attorney enjoys traveling with her family to such internationa…

Mistrial Declared in High-Profile Albuquerque Police Shooting Case

Serving clients throughout the Albuquerque community, Kathy Love is a partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In her work as attorney, she frequently represents families of people who were hurt or killed by profit driven decisions made by hospitals, corporations and the government. Kathy Love and her fellow attorneys take pride in standing up to even the largest industries in lawsuits that protect clients’ interests and rights. 

Recently, Kathleen Love's firm took on a high profile criminal prosecution against two Albuquerque Police Department officers who shot and killed a homeless man who was camping in an open space area in the foothills of Albuquerque's Sandia Mountains. The shooting death was very controversial in Albuquerque and, just as the community was divided over the shooting, the jury was divided over whether to convict. The case resulted in mistrial and the new incoming prosecutor has decided not to pursue a retrial. But, the important thing to Kath…

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Works to Protect Gila Wilderness

New Mexico attorney Kathy Love is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya, and Love, a law firm dedicated to protecting families and communities. In addition to her work as an attorney, Kathy Love also serves her community in many ways, including as a founding board member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

Since 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been working to protect and preserve New Mexico’s wilderness spaces. The organization has spearheaded many wilderness protection campaigns, with current efforts including the Organ Mountains, the Pecos Wilderness, and the Gila Wilderness. The Gila Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in New Mexico, and was where the wilderness protection movement in the state began.

The current campaign is focused on achieving comprehensive wilderness restoration and protection. Currently, the Gila River is under threat of being diverted, altering the course of the state’s first wilderness river and last remaining free-flowing one. The alli…

New Mexico Civil Legal Aid

Kathleen "Kathy" Love is a wife and mother who enjoys spending time with her husband and son. As an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a partner at the McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love law firm, Kathy Love specializes in representing ordinary people against large corporations. In addition to her career as an attorney, Ms. Love supports civil legal aid efforts and is a member of Equal Access to Justice.

Founded in 1988, Equal Access to Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal aid services in New Mexico. Civil legal aid is assistance in the form of legal services to individuals with low incomes who normally could not afford an attorney. The aid is not for criminal cases but for civil legal services in areas such as housing, employment, and public services.

Equal Access to Justice provides support through donations that are dispersed to one of four civil-aid providers: DNA People’s Legal Services, Law Access New Mexico, New Mexico Legal Aid, and t…

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Kathleen "Kathy" Love is an attorney and partner at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, firm McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. Rated one of the "Best Lawyers in America" since 2013 by Best Lawyers peer-review guide, Kathy Love has worked as an attorney in such high-profile cases as Torres v. the Albuquerque Police Department (APD).

In the federal portion of their case, the Torres family alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Established in 1990, the ADA is a law that protects the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and ensures they have the same opportunities as individuals without disabilities.

The ADA defines a person with a disability as an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits daily life. The ADA provides protection to persons with disabilities in areas of education, employment, transportation, and other aspects of daily public life. In 2008 the ADA was amended by the Americans with Disabiliti…

Ways to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

Attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She serves on the board of directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. As an attorney who deals with many aspects of the law, attorney Kathy Love often helps individuals through some of the hardest times of their lives, such as seeking justice or losing a loved one.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a devastating time in one's life. It is often a tragic experience, but knowing how to deal with the situation can be very beneficial to any human being. A good first step is to express some of the emotions you're feeling to those closest to you. Keeping this pain inside can lead to more sadness and even depression. Speak to a professional, a family member, or a close friend about what you are feeling. It also can help to keep a journal of how you are feeling if you are not ready to talk about the loss yet.

Do things to preserve memories of your loved one. Plant a tree or a garden to create a memo…

New Mexico Legal Aid Helps People in Need

An attorney with the office of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathleen (Kathy) Love helps people who have been severely injured or lost loved ones in tragic circumstances. Attorney Kathy Love is also a supporter of New Mexico Legal Aid.

New Mexico Legal Aid aims to improve justice and reduce poverty in the State of New Mexico. The organization provides free legal services to individuals and families who are otherwise unable to afford legal services.

Much of the organization’s work centers on issues related to families and housing. It operates a foreclosure defense project, meant to protect families who are in danger of losing their homes. Special protections are also available for migrant workers, who often lack access to legal support.

New Mexico Legal Aid also offers services to people who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking. These victims can turn to the organization for help with restraining orders, custody issues, …