Nate’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, commercial litigation, general liability litigation, and professional liability litigation. He represents insurance companies, contractors, global corporations, insurance adjusters, business owners, insurance agents, and professionals. He handles all aspects of insurance-related litigation, from defending auto liability claims to drafting coverage opinions, advising and defending insurers in bad faith litigation, defending large corporations, advising and defending insurers in UM/UIM litigation, litigating declaratory judgment actions, and advising /defending insurers when policy holders enter million dollar Morris or Damron Agreements.
He works with clients that insist on doing things “the right way”. He believes that early case analysis, accurate estimation of litigation costs, frequent client communication, and honest recommendations are critical to effective legal representation and client satisfaction. A client must be provided information early and updated often to determine whether to litigate a matter through mediation, arbitration, dispositive motions or trial—or whether to make a merit-based or business decision to settle a case early for a fraction of litigation costs.
- Claims and Litigation Management "Why Gamble on Faith?" Nate Meyer and Maggie Weber from Nationwide, we featured speakers and discussed bad faith claims at the Phoenix chapter meeting. June, 2018
- 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Moderated by Nate Meyer and Micalann Pepe: An in depth review and discussion of recent employment law trends, which indicate the EPLI coverage options will continue to evolve as the types of EPLI claims become more diverse. - February 2018
- Bad Faith and Insurance Coverage: "Advanced Auto Injury Litigation" Nate was a featured speaker addressing "Insurance Coverage Research & Negotiations with Claims Personnel" and "Bad Fatih" .June, 2018
- Board Member, CLM Local Chapter: 2019
- Speaker, CLE Seminar "Why Gamble on Bad Faith": 2018
- Member, CLM: 2015 - Present
- Member CLM Extra-Contractual Committee: 2016 - Present
- Speaker, CLE Seminar " Insurance Coverage Research & Negotiations with Claims Representaties" 2018
- Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel: 2004 - Present
- Member, Maricopa County Bar Association: 2012 - Present
- Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona": 2013
- Arbitrator, State Bar of Arizona: Fee Arbitration Program: 2007 - Present
- Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel: 2007 - 2010
- Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona": 2008, 2009
- Speaker, CLE Seminar "Gather Information Critical to Your Bad Faith Case": 2008
- President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division: 2005, 2006
- Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith What It Is and Isn't": 2005
- Vice President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers 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)
- Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Bad Faith Case. After persuading the Arizona District Court that Arizona's survival statue applies to breach of contract and bad faith claims against his insurer client, and obtaining a summary judgment on both claims, Nate recently defended his insurer client from the plaintiff’s appeal and argued the case to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- 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 riders.