Nathan Rymer has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. His defense practice spans such diverse areas as product liability, toxic torts, construction defects, oil and gas claims, as well as premises liability litigation. Mr. Rymer’s practice also involves analyzing and litigating insurance coverage issues arising out of alleged insurance bad faith, insurance policy formation disputes, equitable subrogation claims and declaratory judgment actions. In addition, he represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Rymer’s trial experience, legal problem solving, and unyielding dedication to each client’s case have continuously set him apart from other Texas attorneys.
Mr. Rymer was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the First Circuit, and the District of Columbia Circuit. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Mr. Rymer was named one of the top attorneys in Houston in 2013 by H Texas Magazine. He also received this distinction in each of the past 3 years.
He was also named as a 2004 Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in Texas Monthly Magazine and the Super Lawyers publication to licensed Texas attorneys. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service. This organization creates a listing of the best attorneys age 40 and under in the State of Texas. He has made this list for four consecutive years. In addition, Mr. Rymer was named as one of the top young lawyers in Houston by H Texas Magazine in its “Lawyers on the Fast Track 2004” November/December 2004 issue. He appeared on this list for three consecutive years.
Mr. Rymer graduated from South Texas College of Law as a member of the Order of the Lytae and received the American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding performance in Moot Court at South Texas College of Law. Mr. Rymer was a member of the varsity moot court team at South Texas and was named National Champion and awarded the “Best Brief” distinction at the 1993 Starr Insurance Moot Court Competition in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, his mock trial team was named “Best Team” at the Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Ballard & Friend Mock Trial Competition.
Mr. Rymer lives in Katy with his wife, Lyl, and their four children: Ashley, Kameron, Douglas, and Taylor.
The following is an example list of Mr. Rymer’s published opinions:
- Cook v. Admiral Ins. Co., 438 Fed. App’x 313 (5th Cir. 2011).
- Admiral Ins. Co. v. R.K. Ford, 607 F.3d 420 (5th Cir. 2010).
- Admiral Ins. Co. v. Little Big Inch, 496 F.Supp.2d 787 (W.D. Tex. 2007).
- Gilbane Bldg. Co. v. Empire Steel Erectors, L.P., 664 F.3d 589 (5th Cir. 2011).
- D’Amario v. Collins, 43 F. App’x 394 (1st Cir. 2002).
- Ohio Cas. Group v. Am. Int’l Specialty Lines Ins. Co., No. 04 Civ. 10282 LAPDF., 2006 WL 2109475 (S.D.N.Y. July 25, 2006).
- RLI Ins. Co. v. Phila. Indem. Ins. Co., 421 F. Supp. 2d 956 (N.D. Tex. 2006).
- Admiral Ins. Co. v. Heath Holdings USA, Inc., No. 3:03-CV-1634-G 2005, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39861 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 21, 2005).
- Phila. Indem. Ins. Co. v. Stebbins Five Cos., No. Civ. A. 302CV1279M., 2004 WL 210636 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 27, 2004).
- Cleere Drilling Co. v. Dominion Exploration & Prod., 351 F.3d 642 (5th Cir. 2003).
- Arias v. MHI P’ship, 978 S.W.660 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1998, pet denied).
- Henderson v. Casciato-Northrup, No. MO-00-CA-079, 2001 WL 681578 (W.D. Tex. Jan. 10, 2001).
- Krisher v. Xerox Corp., 102 F. Supp. 2d 715 (N.D. Tex. 1999).
- Jama v. United States INS, 22 F. Supp. 2d 353 (D.N.J. 1998)
- Senior Living Props. v. Admiral Ins. Co., No. Civ.A.3:03-CV-1634-G., 2003 WL 22995195 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 17, 2003).
- Nat’l Fire and Marine Ins. co. v. Addison Spectrum, No. 05-06-00102-CV., 2006 WL 2337748 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 14, 2006) (not designated for publication).
- Powerhouse Servs. v. Bechtel Corp., 108 S.W.3d 322 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2002, pet denied).
- Allen v. Intercapital Lodge, 66 S.W.3d 351 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2001, pet denied).
- Academy of Oriental Med. v. Andra, 173 S.W.3d 184 (Tex. App—Austin 2005, no pet.).
- Admiral Ins. Co. v. Rio Grande Heart Specialists of S. Tex., Inc., 64 S.W.3d 497 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi, pet. dism’d by agr.).
- Oasis Oil Corp. v. Koch Ref. Corp., 60 S.W.3d 248 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2001, pet. denied).