Randi McGinn
Randi McGinn
  • Partner
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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.

Practice Areas

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

Education

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

    Bar Admissions

    • New Mexico, 1980
    • Colorado
    • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

    Honors

    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law
    • Top 25 lawyers in NM, Southwest Super Lawyers
    • Top 10 Lawyers, Albuquerque Magazine
    • Member of Inner Circle, US 100 Top Trial Lawyers
    • Recipient, Justice Mary Walters Award, UNM Women’s Law Caucus
    • Recipient, UNM Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Recipient, NM Status for the Commission on Women Award
    • Emerge NM Woman of the Year
    • First Woman Admitted to Roehl Circle of Trial Lawyers
    • Listed in the American Lawyers Magazine, “Women Leaders in the Law”
    • Best 100 Plaintiff’s Lawyers in the US, Inner Circle
    • Lawyer of the Year, Albuquerque Bar Association
    • 500 Best Lawyers in US, Lawdragon 500
    • First Woman President, Inner Circle of Advocates
    • Compassionate Gladiatrix Award

    Classes/Seminars

    • 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
    • Peter Chase Neumann Lecturer, University of Arizona, 2017 to 2017

    Pro-Bono Activities

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

    Published Works

    • Author, Changing Laws, Saving Lives: How to Take on Corporate Giants and Win (Trial Guides), 2014

    Representative Cases

    • Sowards v. Biotronik

    Professional Associations

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