Attorney Kevin P. Holmes is an experienced trial attorney who’s quickly earned a reputation as a smart, hard-working, fierce advocate for justice.
He's a military veteran and a devoted husband and father.
Kevin’s represented clients in multi-million dollar wrongful death cases, complex medical malpractice cases, and catastrophic injury claims . And he’s litigated cases that garnered national and international media attention.
Kevin’s tried and won cases in state district courts, litigated and won cases before the New Mexico Supreme Court, and swiftly obtained resolution for his clients in cases in Federal court.
Now, Kevin is available to represent injured New Mexicans and their families in New Mexico.
Kevin graduated near the top of his class from the University of New Mexico School of law. He earned magna cum laude honors and was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif (a national honor society for law graduates), and he was selected to the Dean’s List nearly every semester.
Kevin was the captain of the school’s mock trial team, and his classmates gave him the Clarence Darrow Award–selecting him as the classmate they would call if they ever needed a lawyer. He also won the A.H. McCleod and J. Roehl prizes for excellence in trial advocacy.
Kevin’s first job out of law school was as an attorney-law clerk for Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Kevin served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Daniels for two years, helping draft opinions that would become the “law of the land” in New Mexico’s highest court. Kevin’s experience as an appellate law clerk gives him an advantage in cases at all levels. He knows how to take a case all the way to the top, and he knows what to do in a trial to make sure the jury’s verdict stands.
After serving as a law clerk at the New Mexico Supreme Court, Kevin became a prosecutor in Albuquerque, where he prosecuted serious violent offenses including murders, rapes, kidnappings, and armed robberies. Kevin gained substantial trial experience while serving as a prosecutor. He tried more than twice as many cases as the average prosecutor at the time, and he quickly gained a reputation as a talented trial advocate who was to be respected.
After Kevin gained significant trial experience, the UNM School of Law invited him to be an adjunct professor. For years now, Kevin has co-taught Trial Practice Workshop, instructing the next generation of trial lawyers while honing his own trial skills at the same time.
After serving as a prosecutor, Kevin joined the office of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya, & Love, PA, where he worked under the guidance and tutelage of legendary trial lawyer Randi McGinn and the other stellar plaintiff’s attorneys there. It was there that Kevin learned how to investigate and prosecute cases on behalf of injured people, and he has taken the invaluable lessons learned there and brought them to his own practice.
After two great years with MCML, PA, Kevin returned to public service as a prosecutor before starting Holmes Law Firm, P.C., where he fights insurance companies and big corporations every day on behalf of ordinary New Mexicans and where he represents disabled veterans in their VA disability claims nationwide.
If you need help, contact Holmes Law Firm, P.C., and schedule a free, no-obligation first meeting with Kevin.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2019|
|Committee member, Uniform Jury Instructions Committee||New Mexico Supreme Court||2017|
|Outstanding New Prosecutor Award||2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office||2013|
|A.H. McCleod Prize for Advocacy||University of New Mexico School of Law||2010|
|J. Roehl Prize for Advocacy||University of New Mexico School of Law||2010|
|Clarence Darrow Award||UNM School of Law Classmates||2010|
|Order of the Coif||Order of the Coif- National Association||2010|
|Attorney and Owner||Holmes Law Firm, P.C.||2017 - Present|
|Senior Trial Attorney||State Prosecutor - NM Attorney General's Office and 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office||2016 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya, & Love P.A.||2014 - 2016|
|Assistant District Attorney - Violent Crimes Division||2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney-Law Clerk||New Mexico Supreme Court - Chambers of Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2019 - Present|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|New Mexico State Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Student's Association||President||2009 - 2010|
|New Mexico Supreme Court - Verified Petition for Writ of Superintending Control, State ex rel Torrez v. Whitaker, No. S-1-SC-1-36379||Verified Petition for Writ of Superintending Control on Behalf of the State of New Mexico||2017|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||Juris Doctor||2010|
|National District Attorney's Association - San Francisco, CA||Trial Advocacy||2019|
|NM District Attorney's Conference 2016||Medicaid Fraud and White-Collar Crime||2016|
|Bank Wrongful Foreclosure Case||settlement - $500k + in compensation plus free house|
|Bank-Caused Consumer Abuse||Settlement for nearly $300,000 and deletion of negative credit reporting|
|Government-Caused Wrongful Death||Settlement for the maximum amount available under the law - $400,000.00|
|Workers' Compensation - Injury to Worker||Settlement for a total of nearly $60,000 in benefits|
|Bank-Caused Consumer Abuse||Settlement for hundreds of thousands|
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