A Brief History
In the early and mid 1980’s, a criminal defense attorney named Leon Taylor hired a group of young UNM law graduates as associates. For several years, the firm tried criminal case after criminal case and formed a partnership. By 1988, the AV-rated firm Taylor, Gaddy, Rakes & Hall enjoyed high success rates built upon hard, quality work, and began to branch into civil litigation. For a time in the early and mid 1990s, the firm’s four partners employed as many as 24 people, including in-house investigators, associate attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Down-sizing began as the partners’ interests changed and families grew.
From 1994 until the end of 1999, the firm of Gaddy & Hall operated out of their office building in the “uptown” area of Albuquerque. Philip Gaddy and Brad D. Hall amicably went their separate ways in January, 2000, after building a tradition of commitment to quality litigation services to a wide variety of plaintiffs. From 2000 to 2010, Brad litigated civil rights claims and injuries of his clients from the University of New Mexico area of Albuquerque, while often working from his Montana branch office. During those years, Brad also spent a lot of time coaching 11-14 yr olds on traveling basketball and baseball teams. In 2011, Brad moved his offices into downtown Albuquerque, where he is still located today.
In 2013, in the midst of a wave of litigation against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Brad hired a third-year law student named Levi Monagle to help with legal research and trial preparation. After Levi graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014, he became an associate attorney. Levi has since played an active role in the fight against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and other institutional defendants providing cover for sexual abusers, assisting in the representation of over one hundred victims of childhood sexual abuse. During this time, the Firm has worked closely with Lisa P. Ford on the Catholic clergy abuse cases involving the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. On December 3, 2018, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in part because of the brave fight by survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse. On January 1, 2019, the Firm became Hall & Monagle, LLC – retaining the same focus on justice for victims and survivors that has characterized all of Brad’s work as an attorney for the past 33 years, since his early days with Taylor, Gaddy, Rakes & Hall.