As a partner at McGinn, Montoya, Love, and Curry, P.A., Elicia Montoya specializing in wrongful death, catastrophic injury, trucking, and medical malpractice cases. She has successfully tried cases in the state and federal court and has obtained some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New Mexico. Ms. Montoya received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. She earned her Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of New Mexico School of Law, with Clinical Honors. In 1999, she was a law clerk to the Honorable James J. Wechsler and also received the Margaret Keiper Dailey Award for Social Justice. She joined her current firm in 2000.In addition to her work for clients regarding cases involving catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury, Ms. Montoya serves the community in a legal capacity. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico Law School. She also teaches legal education seminars about effective case presentation and trial skills across the country. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Mayoral appointee to the ethics review board of the City of Santa Fe. She also serves as a Hearing Officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board.Ms. Montoya is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and before the U.S. District Court for the State of New Mexico. She is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, where she is also a board member. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice.