Nathan D. Meyer

Nathan D. Meyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jaburg | Wilk
 | 3200 North Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1032
Fax: 602-248-0522
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Nate's practice areas include Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith advice and litigation, UM/UIM advice and litigation, Commercial Litigation, General Liability litigation, and Professional Liability litigation. Nate represents a variety of clients, including insurance companies, multi-national corporations, publicly held corporations, private businesses, insurance adjusters, lawyers, insurance agents, and general contractors. 

    About Nathan Meyer

    Admitted: 2000, Arizona

    Professional Webpage: http://www.jaburgwilk.com/attorneys/nathan-d-meyer.aspx

    Honors/Awards:

    • Arizona's Finest Lawyers selected Nate as one of "Arizona's Finest Lawyers" based on a peer-reviewed nomination and his demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills and a reputation for integrity.  
    • The American Society of Legal Advocates selected Nate as a 2015 & 2014 "Top 40 Under 40" litigation attorney in Arizona.  ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation's most skilled lawyers. It was founded to identify and promote the most outstanding legal talent throughout the country.  ASLA uses a multi-stage process in which it researches tens of thousands of lawyers and ultimately selects less than 1.5% of eligible lawyers in the entire nation.
    • Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media selected Nate as "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation."  
    • 2014 & 2015, Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
    • Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Nate as "AV Preeiminent" the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Member 2012-Present
    • President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division: 2005, 2006
    • Speaker, CLE Seminar "Gather Information Critical to Your Bad Faith Case": 2008
    • Member CLM Extra-Contractual Committee: 2016 - Present
    • Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel: 2004 - Present
    • State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
    • Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith What It Is and Isn't": 2005
    • Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona": 2013
    • Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel: 2007 - 2010
    • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
    • Vice President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division: 2004
    • Speaker, CLE Seminar "Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona": 2008, 2009
    • Member, CLM: 2015 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Through the AADC Young Lawyers Division, Nate helped raise more than $30,000 for Devereux Arizona, a not-for-profit entity that provides shelter and services to disadvantaged children, adolescents and families.
    • Through the AADC, Nate consulted with and referred attorneys who are the subject of Bar Complaints to qualified attorneys for a pro bono consultation and potential representation. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Ninth Circuit Revives Arizona Insured's Attempt to Collect Stipulated Judgment From Insurer
    • Arizona District Court Rejects Discovery of Medical Expert's Previous Reports in Bad Faith Case
    • What is a Morris Agreement?
    • Ninth Circuit Affirms Abuse Exclusion Precludes Coverage for Failure to Prevent or Stop Abuse in Arizona
    • Arizona Confirms Two "Claims"​ Against Two Drivers Arising From One Accident Does Not Allow Insured to Stack UIM Coverage
    • Illusion of Insurance Coverage
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Notes "Good Reasons to Suspect Arson"​ and Disregards Insured's Expert Affidavit in Bad Faith Case
    • Tips to Avoid the Implied Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege in Arizona Insurance Bad Faith Cases
    • What Happens If a Litigant Beats Multiple Offers of Judgment in Arizona?
    • Guidelines to Assist an Insurer’s Analysis of Whether a Court Will Find an Implied Waiver of the Attorney Client Privilege in Arizona Bad Faith Cases
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms No "Good Faith"​ Requirement for Offers of Judgment
    • Arizona District Court Holds Insurer That Never Conceded Coverage, but Offered Policy Limits, is Not Liable as a Matter of Law for Excess Judgment
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Injury That Occurred Shortly After Plaintiff Exited a Vehicle Did Not Arise Out of the Use of an Auto
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Reverses $1 Million Award of Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Case for Alleged “Institutional Bad Faith”
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor
    • Arizona District Court: Insurer Expert's Deposition Testimony Impliedly Waived Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Case
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms Attorney-Client Privilege Holder Must Affirmatively Inject Attorney-Client Communications Into Litigation to Impliedly Waive the Privilege
    • Arizona Reverses Award of Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Case Again
    • Arizona Allows Insured to Avoid Removal by Naming Adjuster as Defendant
    • Arizona District Court Denies Motion to Remand in Bad Faith Case, Despite Plaintiff Seeking Only $57,000 in Compensatory Damages
    • An Arizona Insurer Owes No Duty to Pay the "Undisputed Amount" of a UM or UIM Claim
    • Arizona Jury Awards Over $6 Million Against Insurer in Bad Faith Case
    • Arizona District Court Excludes Expert Opinion Regarding Insurer’s State of Mind
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Anti-Stacking Provision Inapplicable in Policies Issued by "Affiliated Insurers"
    • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Multiple Negligent Acts Constitute a Single Occurrence Under CGL Policy
    • Arizona Bad Faith Insurance Update
    • Offers of Judgment in Arizona Bad Faith Cases
    • Writings • "Arizona Reduces Punitive Damages in Isurance Bad Faith Again:  Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance," 2015 • "Damron Agreement or Stipulated Judgmnet Got You in  Bind?  Arizona Supreme Court Considers Binding Effect of Fact Stipulations on Insurers in Quishuis v. State Farm," 2014 • "Leave it to Beaver: Arizona Court of Appeals Validates 'Relatiive Definition' of Insured Which Precludes UIM Coverage," 2014 • "Arizona Court of Appeals Reverses Course and Holds Valid Offer of UIM Coverage Need Not Include Premium Prices," 2014 • "Dusting Off Arizona's Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act & Regulation: Specific Standards for Good Faith Claims Handling," 2014 • "Arizona Court of Appeals Holds UM/UIM Election Form Must Include Premium Prices," 2013 • "Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Younger Brother Entitled to UIM Coverage as Resident of Older Brother's Household," 2013 • “Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Damron Agreement & Declares Facts in Stipulated Judgments Bind Insurers for Purposes of Coverage,” 2012 • “Arizona Upholds $54 Million Reduction of Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Case,” 2012• “Arizona Upholds Bad Faith Liability For An Insurer's Failure to Advise Policyholders of Pertinent Policy Provisions,” 2012 • "Arizona Bad Faith Quick Reference," 2005 • "Continuing Bad Faith: Theory of Liability or Rule of Evidence," 2002 Winter Edition, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly
    • Arizona District Court Strikes Most of Plaintiff's Expert Opinion in Insurance Bad Faith Case

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Obtained defense verdict in a Graham County jury trial for insurer client in a breach of contract and insurance bad faith case arising from a homeowners claim after a wind and hail storm., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • University of Iowa, J.D., with Distinction, 2000 Central College, B.A., 1997

    Industry Groups

    • American Bar Association
    • Arizona Association Of Defense Counsel
    • Maricopa County Bar Association
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    Office Location for Nathan D. Meyer

    3200 North Central Ave.
    Suite 2000
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

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    Last Updated: 10/16/2020

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