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Marc Lowry receives the Charles Driscoll Award 2020

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Jun 03, 2020

Rothstein Donatelli is proud to announce that partner Marc M. Lowry  has been selected by the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as the 2020 recipient of the Charles Driscoll Award. The Charles Driscoll Award is presented each year to a criminal defense attorney who has "fought diligently and creatively for his or her clients, and has made an important contribution to improve criminal defense in New Mexico."

The award honors the memory of life-long criminal defense lawyer Charlie Driscoll [], who was a leader in establishing the tradition of "fearless, aggressive, and compassionate representation of any and all who needed help."  Charlie Driscoll's outstanding career included leading the effort to create the statewide Public Defender system, advocating on behalf of prisoners, and mentoring a generation of criminal defense attorneys. The Charles Driscoll Award recognizes criminal defense attorneys whose exceptional work follows in his tradition of courage and dedication. Past recipients of this award include Rothstein Donatelli partners Mark Donatelli and Peter Schoenburg.

Marc M. Lowry began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Bosson, then-Chief Judge for the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marc then joined the chambers of the Honorable James A. Parker, who was then the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. In 2003, Marc joined the Rothstein Donatelli law firm and has been tirelessly representing criminal defendants since, providing robust defenses for cases ranging from international terrorism to notorious gang cases to city ordinance violations. Marc's dedication and creative legal advocacy have resulted in state and federal court opinions changing the landscape of criminal defense for the better.

Rothstein Donatelli applauds Marc M. Lowry for this well-deserved honor.

"The Driscoll Committee today selected Marc Lowry of Rothstein Donatelli in Albuquerque as the 2020 recipient of the Driscoll Award.

Congratulations to Marc for his many years of dedicated and tireless advocacy in criminal defense. He just never stops--even when notified of his honor, Marc was in the middle of writing a writ petition that will hopefully help the rest of us. Truly inspiring.

The award will be formally presented on June 19th during the NMCDLA annual meeting and seminar, held during the NMCDLA CLE on State and Federal Sentencing.

Please join me in congratulating Marc!"

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Donna M. Connolly

Partner - Santa Fe Office