Nicholas J. Rimmer

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Nick Rimmer is an attorney in Mayer LLP’s Albuquerque office representing clients in commercial and complex litigation throughout New Mexico. Prior to his employment with Mayer LLP, Nick was in-house counsel for the third-largest property and casualty insurer in the United States. He has successfully defended clients against automobile liability, subrogation, professional liability, premises liability, fraud, products liability, firearm negligence, construction defect, D&O liability, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and general insurance defense litigation.

Nick graduated with a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico in 2011. While in law school he clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and worked as a research assistant for Professor James W. Ellis, former lead counsel on Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002).

Nick enjoys trial practice and has served as first chair for jury trials in Tierra Amarilla, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces. He takes the development of trial skills seriously and can often be found at the courthouse observing veteran trial lawyers.

Nick is a member of the Defense Research Institute, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. He is a bibliophile, who in his spare time can be found reading and curating his rare book collection.

Services

  • Litigation

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Prescott College, B.A. in Environmental Science, 2008

Admissions

  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2011
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico 

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on summary judgment on behalf of Fortune 500 dialysis clinic network against Plaintiff with $300,000 in medical expenses, including full-leg amputation.
  • First chair of trial team winning favorable verdict after three-day jury trial in Tierra Amarilla against Plaintiffs seeking multimillion dollar verdict for firearm negligence and punitive damages.
  • First chair of trial team beating statutory offer of settlement after three-day jury trial in Santa Fe against Plaintiff injured in motorcycle accident including rotator cuff tear treated by superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgery.
  • First chair of trial team beating statutory offer of settlement after three-day jury trial in Santa Fe against Plaintiff claiming permanent injury sustained in motor vehicle accident.
  • First chair of trial team winning defense verdict after three-day jury trial in Las Cruces against Plaintiff mauled by dog resulting in infection and hospitalization, including claims of strict liability and punitive damages.
  • First chair of trial team winning defense verdict after bench trial against Plaintiff claiming property damage and punitive damages resulting from RV fire.
  • First chair of trial team winning defense verdict after bench trial against Plaintiff alleging construction defect related to air conditioning leak causing extensive damage to Plaintiff’s residence.