Randi McGinn



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Legal Career

  • New Mexico trial lawyer since 1980
  • Ratings by other lawyers:
  • Has tried over 100 jury trials in both state and federal court
  • Frequent lecturer and teacher of trial skills, use of Powerpoint and other creative demonstrative exhibits around the country for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA); American Association for Justice (AAJ); the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC); local and state bar associations and as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico Law School.
    • 2005 - UNM Women's Law Caucus Recipient of the Justice Mary Walters Award
    • 2007 - UNM Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
    • 2008 - NM Status for the Commission on Women Award Recipient
    • 2010 - Emerge NM Woman of the Year
    • 2011 - First Woman Admitted to Roehl Circle of Trial Lawyers
  • Listed in the American Lawyers Magazine, "Women Leaders in the Law"

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Violence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Oilfield or Gas Explosion
  • Birth Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Truck Accidents

Interesting Facts

  • Gave birth to daughter, Heather, in 1980, the day before a 3-day bar examination.
  • Once cross-examined a lying witness so thoroughly, he threw up on the stand!
  • Left a defendant's pretentious Beverly Hills doctor/expert standing in front of the jury covered with post-its and clutching a grapefruit to his chest


  • Inner Circle: 2005 - Present (Best 100 plaintiff's lawyers in the US)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA)
    • Board of Directors: 1986 - Present
    • President: 1994 - 1995
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Board of Governors: 2003 - Present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers: 2005 - Present
    • admission by invitation only to 500 lawyers nationwide
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
    • Board of Directors: 1999 - 2005
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL): 2004 - Present
    • (admission by invitation only)
  • New Mexico Innocence Project
    • President: 2000 - 2007
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • US District Court (Federal Court) New Mexico and Colorado

Current Community Work:

  • Menaul School Board of Trustees
  • Emerge NM, Founder, Board of Directors
  • EDO Community Development Board, President 2011
  • UNM Law School, Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Sandia Motorsports Raceway, shareholder