Randi McGinn

Saturday, October 30th, 2021 // From 8:30am to 12:00pm

Subject: Trucking

3 hr Case Analysis

Biography

Randi is a founder of Athea Trial Lawyers and a partner with the New Mexico firm of McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA., and is widely considered one of the most successful and formidable trial lawyers in the country. As the first female President of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates (best 100 Plaintiff trial lawyers in the country), she is a pioneer and mentor for generations of women trial lawyers. Randi has tried over a 100 trials to verdict in both state and federal court. As a former journalist, Randi learned to tell a riveting story that serves her well in the courtroom. Her cases have led to significant changes in various industries that ensure public safety. Randi is double-listed in criminal and civil litigation in Best Lawyers in America, and is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is a former governor of the American Association for Justice, a past president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.

Case Analysis Details

“Hein v. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Inc”

Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Closing Argument, & Rebuttal

For over 50 years the companies that manufacture semi-trailers have known of the deadly risk of smaller passenger cars being sucked underneath a semi in the unprotected killzone between the wheels. As a result, people continue to be trapped under semi-trucks, with 300 deaths and 5-6,000 serious injuries (often TBIs) a year. As a result, people continue to be trapped under semi-trucks, with 300 deaths and 5-6,000 serious injuries (often TBIs) a year. Riley Hein, age 16, was heading to band practice in his Suburu. He was in the right lane of the freeway when a semi moved into his lane. He was bounced off the concrete barricade and trapped underneath the semi trailer. The driver did not realize he had hit anything, dragged the car for over half a mile, causing it to catch fire. Riley Hein survived the initial impact, but burned to death. Randi McGinn will show you how she and her team convinced a Santa Fe jury to award $42 million – the largest verdict against a trailer manufacturer and the first since 2005.

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