Nicole True is of counsel in Lewis Roca's Litigation Practice Group. Nicole's practice focuses on defending insurance coverage decisions, including class actions and matters involving contract interpretation, bad faith, and rescission, arising from claims made under medical, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life, and property insurance policies. Her insurance coverage practice also extends to defending claims administrators and plan administrators in benefit denial and reimbursement lawsuits brought under the Employee and Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Recent and notable cases include her representation of HMOs in cases arising from the Hepatitis C outbreak among patients of several Las Vegas endoscopy clinics.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole clerked for ‎Honorable Thomas D. Waterman at the Iowa Supreme Court where her experience included ‎conducting research and drafting memos and judicial opinions.‎

Previous to pursuing her law degree, Nicole worked as a paralegal for an Iowa law firm defending the state against tobacco companies’ claims to recover ‎‎$150 million in payments made to the state under a multistate settlement agreement. Her role ‎involved analyzing, cataloguing, and electronically coding 100,000+ pages of documents and preparing ‎memos, issue outlines, and exhibits to support the state’s position.

More About Nicole G. True

Education

  • J.D., with high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2012
  • B.S., University of Iowa, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2019
  • Arizona, 2015
  • Nevada, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Community

  • Past President of the Young Lawyers’ Division, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Chair-Elect, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee
  • Ninth Circuit Editor, Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Third Edition

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2023
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), 2022
  • Mountain States Rising Star, Insurance Coverage, 2022
  • Steven A. Hirsch Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2019
  • Maricopa County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, Board Member of the Year Award, 2017
  • Iowa Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Iowa Court of Appeals, Extern to the Honorable Edward Mansfield
  • Faculty Award, Second highest grade in Constitutional Law I
  • Dean's Award, Top score in Arbitration: Practice and Advocacy

Clerkships

  • Honorable Thomas D. Waterman, Iowa Supreme Court

Publications

  • Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Third Edition (TBA) - Nevada Chapter
    American Bar Association
  • Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Third Edition (TBA) - Arizona Chapter
    American Bar Association
  • Author, DRI Defense Library Series, 07/18/2017
  • New Mexico Chapter for The Law of Life Insurance, Key Issues in Each State
    Co-Author, DRI Defense Library Series, 06/6/2017

Events

  • Moderator, "The Long Haul: How Unique Clinical Factors Impact Disability Claims Arising from Post-COVID Syndrome," 47th Annual ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Symposium, 2022
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