Randi McGinn

Randi McGinn

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Has tried over 100 jury trials in both state and federal court.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1980
  • Colorado


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 1980


  • Lecturer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico Law School
  • UNM Law School, Adjunct Faculty Member

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law
  • Southwest Superlawyers Top 25 lawyers in NM
  • Albuquerque Magazine Rated Top 10 lawyers
  • Member of Inner Circle – US 100 Top Trial Lawyers
  • UNM Women’s Law Caucus Recipient of the Justice Mary Walters Award, 2005
  • UNM Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, 2007
  • NM Status for the Commission on Women Award Recipient, 2008
  • Emerge NM Woman of the Year, 2010
  • First Woman Admitted to Roehl Circle of Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Listed in the American Lawyers Magazine, “Women Leaders in the Law”
  • Inner Circle (Best 100 plaintiff’s lawyers in the US), 2005-Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association Lawyer of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Board of Directors, 1986 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), President, 1994 - 1995
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Board of Governors, 2003 - 2010
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Board of Directors, 1999 - 2005
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL), 2004 - Present
  • New Mexico Innocence Project, President, 2000 - 2007
  • Inner Circle(Best 100 plaintiff’s lawyers in the US), First Woman President, 2016 - 2017
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • US District Court (Federal Court) New Mexico
  • US District Court (Federal Court) Colorado

Pro Bono Activities

  • Menaul School Board of Trustees
  • Emerge NM, Founder, Board of Directors
  • EDO Community Development Board, President, 2011
  • Sandia Motorsports Raceway, Shareholder