Modrall Sperling Welcomes Two Returning Attorneys

Modrall Sperling is pleased to welcome two attorneys as they return to our firm.

Emil Kiehne has re-joined Modrall Sperling as a Shareholder. Based on the strength of his experience as an appellate lawyer, he was appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, where he served from 2017 – 2018. Now back with our firm, Emil helps clients at all stages of the litigation process to maximize the potential of success on appeal. Named a Tenth Circuit Litigation Star in Benchmark Appellate Litigation and a New Mexico Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, Emil has also received recognition from Southwest Super Lawyers®. He received his B.A. in History, cum laude, from  Harvard University, his Master’s degree in Political Philosophy, sobresaliente cum laude, from the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and his J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School.

Kevin Pierce returns to Modrall Sperling as Of Counsel, focusing his practice in healthcare, employment, commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, and personal injury. Kevin’s experience includes serving as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for one of New Mexico’s largest child- and family-focused behavioral health providers. In that capacity, he advised the company on healthcare compliance issues, complex employment issues, contracting, and general governance. He has been recognized as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers®. Kevin earned his B.A. in Political Science from University of New Mexico, graduating summa cum laude, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of New Mexico School of Law.