Nathan Nieman is a litigation attorney and represents both private businesses and public entities throughout the State of New Mexico. His litigation experience includes handling personal injury, wrongful death, insurance, prescription medication products liability, workers' compensation, unfair trade practices, and employment discrimination cases in federal, state, and workers' compensation courts. Nathan also provides day-to-day advice concerning human resources matters for public education entities and represents the same in labor and employment disputes, including arbitrations and formal litigation. His recent experience includes representing, as both a lead and second chair attorney, public and private entities in commercial, personal injury and employment litigation from inception to trial or arbitration. He has also successfully represented, through briefing and oral argument, a local school district before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Nathan's diverse practice combined with his trial and appellate experience has enabled him to provide advice to clients based upon first-hand litigation experience and regarding a broad range of subjects. In 2014, Nathan was selected as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers® .
Nathan has also been an active participant with the Second Judicial District Volunteer Attorney Project, where he has successfully provided pro bono services to New Mexico residents in landlord/tenant disputes and for a non-profit organization.
Nathan received his undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University. While attending college, Nathan worked as a snowboard instructor, laborer and forklift operator for a regional concrete construction materials supply company in the Seattle area, and thereafter gained retail management experience during the final year of his undergraduate studies. Nathan then moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend DePaul University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude , and was a member of DePaul's Law Review . Additionally, while attending law school, Nathan worked as a teaching assistant for legal writing classes, a mentor for first year law students, and a research assistant to Professors Stephan Landsman and Martha Pagliari. Nathan's extended family has lived and worked in western New Mexico, and ultimately, drew him to Albuquerque following law school.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude Member, DePaul Law Review
- Seattle Pacific University, B.A. in History, 2006, cum laude
- New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
Personal Injury/Premises Liability
Latham v. Board of Education for the Albuquerque Public Schools, 489 Fed. Appx. 239, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 14472, 26 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 1332 (July 12, 2012) - Successfully defended school district in federal district court and on appeal before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which resulted in a complete dismissal of all claims against client. Completed both briefing and oral argument on behalf of the school district during appeal.
HUMAN RESOURCES, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
School Employee Discipline
Provide advice, on a weekly basis, to public school district regarding discipline, suspension, termination and discharge of employees.
EEOC/HRD Charges and Formal Hearings
Marquez v. Albuquerque Public Schools, HRD No. 10-10-12-0479 - Successfully defended Albuquerque Public Schools in a formal hearing before the Human Rights Commission. Employee alleged that school district discriminated against her. After a two day formal hearing, the Human Rights Commission found in favor of the school district.