Who We Are

Levi A. Monagle

Levi has spent his entire legal career pursuing justice on behalf of survivors of child sexual abuse. He has represented hundreds of individuals who were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Las Cruces, the Diocese of El Paso, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the Diocese of Gallup, and elsewhere. He has deep family roots in both Las Cruces and El Paso, and is honored to fight for the safety of children and the well-being of abuse survivors across southern New Mexico and West Texas.

Shayne C. Huffman

Raised in the heart of El Paso, Texas, Shayne grew up in a Hispanic family where faith in the Catholic Church was the cornerstone of life. His childhood, steeped in the vibrant rituals and traditions of the Church, forged a deep connection with his community. Shayne understands the pain that is caused by a betrayal from an institution that is held in the highest regard. Shayne also knows firsthand that the people of El Paso and southern New Mexico are courageous and resilient. They are his family, and he is honored to serve them to seek justice and healing.

Jason T. Wallace

Jason has helped victims of crime and survivors of abuse for nearly a decade. As a sex-crimes prosecutor for the Special Victims Unit and the Attorney General's Office, he worked specifically with adults who were abused as children--often by priests. The passage of time does not invalidate crime. Jason knows what survivors face when they tell their stories, and he works tirelessly to empower them when the time is right.

Ben Davis

Ben has advocated for crime victims for over seventeen years. In 2015, he obtained one of the highest verdicts for crime victims in the State of New Mexico. Ben represented numerous victims priesthood sexual abuse against the Santa Fe Diocese. In his work there, Ben advocated and obtained justice for victims who had been abused decades ago by priests that passed away years ago. More recently, Gina Downes and Ben Davis obtained the largest settlements against Children’s Youth and Family Department (CYFD) for its failure to protect a seven year old girl from her abusive biological father.

Zackeree S. Kelin

Zackeree Sean Kelin is a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and a founding partner at the Davis Kelin Law Firm. His work focuses on medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, civil rights, insurance bad faith, Indian law, and other complex litigation. He started his career at DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. (“DNA”), the oldest and largest poverty law program in Indian Country, where he represented indigent clients, tribes and non-profits before tribal, state, and federal courts and various administrative and legislative bodies in the areas of poverty law, Indian law, sacred sites protection, and environmental law.

Gina Downes

Ms. Downes is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Corrales. She graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature, from the University of New Mexico where she earned Dean’s List honors and was a member of the Phi Eta and Golden Key Honor Societies. She earned her law degree in 2016 from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law, where she again earned Dean’s List honors and was an Order of the Barrister National Honor Recipient.


Ellen Geske

Following law school, Ellen practiced at a medical malpractice defense firm, where she learned her heart was not in defense work and she was better suited for representing plaintiffs rather than defendants. With this realization, Ellen left to clerk for the Honorable C. Shannon Bacon at the New Mexico Supreme Court to develop her analytical skills. While at the Court, Ellen fine-tuned her writing and research skills and developed a passion for legal analysis and writing. Currently, Ellen serves on the Board of Editors for the New Mexico Trial Lawyer Journal and the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association. She cares deeply about women’s issues and supporting the people of New Mexico.