Mary Lou Boelcke has been litigating for plaintiffs for over 25 years. Her practice specializes in civil rights, insurance and administrative law as well as class actions and mass torts. She has won appeals before state courts in Illinois and Oregon as well as the Seventh and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal. In 2015, as co-counsel with the ACLU of New York, she succeeded in expanding national Medicare coverage.
Mary Lou graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Government from St Mary’s College and an Italian major from the University of Notre Dame. Following her successful undergraduate career, she then graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1991, where she was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif. She also won the ABA Award in Criminal Procedure, which prepared her for the practice of civil rights law in Chicago, Oregon, and New Mexico.
Mary Lou is a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association on Professionalism, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the LGBT Bar Association, and also acts as the New Mexico contact for the National Lawyers Guild. Mary Lou practices before the state and federal courts of New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.