Nathan D. Meyer
Expertise regarding Arizona's unique Damron Agreements and Morris Agreements. Nate recently represented an insurer in a dispute regarding a $1 million Damron Agreement and settled the case for less than the estimated costs of a declaratory judgment action. He persuaded plaintiff that, despite denying coverage, the insurer neither breached nor owed any duties to the insured because the insurer never expressly refused to defend and the insured failed to notify the insurer of either the tender or exhaustion of underlying insurance.
Successfully defending catastrophic personal injury claims. Nate recently defended and settled claims against a global corporation in a quadriplegia personal injury case in which plaintiffs demanded more than $30 million. Despite clear liability, he settled the case for less than Plaintiff's own estimate of future medical expenses by creating a scope of employment issue and arguing plaintiff assumed the risk of his catastrophic spinal injury by failing to wear a neck protector used by motocross rides.
Resolving professional liability claims through creative arguments. Nate recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment in a legal malpractice case by creatively arguing the plaintiff either lacked standing or was judicially estopped from asserting the legal malpractice claim, because plaintiff knowingly failed to disclose the underlying wrongful death claim from which the malpractice claim arose to her bankruptcy estate.
Get to Know Nate in His Own Words
"I strongly believe that early case analysis, accurate estimation of attorneys' fees and costs, frequent client communication, and honest recommendations are critical to effective legal representation and client satisfaction. The client must have all information early and updated often to determine whether to litigate a matter through mediation, arbitration, dispositive motions, or trial-or whether to make a business decision to settle a case early for, what can sometimes be, a fraction of attorneys' fees and costs."
Professional and Civic Service
- Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2004-present
- Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2012-present
- Arbitrator, State Bar of Arizona: Fee Arbitration Program, 2007 - present
- Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2007 - 2010
- President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawers Division (2005, 2006)
- Vice President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawers Division (2004)
- Assisted in raising over $30,000 for the Devereux Foundation, a national not-for-profit entity that provides shelter and services to children with special needs, through the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC)
J.D., University of Iowa, with Distinction 2000
B.A., Central College of Iowa, 1997
State of Arizona, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 2000
Nathan Meyer was named as a 2013 "Rising Star"
by Southwest Super Lawyer Magazine, an annual honor given to exceptional young attorneys throughout Arizona and New Mexico based on peer review and professional achievement
Nathan Meyer is rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
Nathan Meyer has been named '2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation' by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
3200 North Central Avenue . Phoenix . Arizona