Randi McGinn

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 courts
  • Author: Changing Laws, Saving Lives: How to Take on Corporate Giants and Win (Trial Guides, 2014) Changing-Laws-Saving-Live
  • Videos:
    • Creating Magic in the Courtroom
    • Closing Statements that Touch the Heart
  • Podcasts:
    • Trial Guides Phases of Trial: Direct Examination
    • Trial Guides Fireside Chats: Secrets of Success in Representing Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Great Trials:
  • A Narrative for Winning Juries and Cases
  • 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), and 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
    • 2016-2017 — First woman president of the Inner Circle of Advocates
    • 2017 — Peter Chase Neumann Lecturer University of Arizona
    • 2017 — Compassionate Gladiatrix Award
    • 2018 — Albuquerque Bar Association Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in the American Lawyers Magazine, "Women Leaders in the Law"

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Violence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Oil Field or Gas Explosion
  • Birth Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Truck Accidents

Interesting Facts

  • Gave birth to daughter, Heather, in 1980, the day before a three-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-it notes and clutching a grapefruit to his chest.

Member

  • Inner Circle: 2005-Present (Best 100 plaintiff's lawyers in the U.S.)
  • 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 and Justice Project:
    • President: 2000-2007
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court (Federal Court) for 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