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Jeffrey  I. Nicodemus

PRACTICES

Architect & Engineer Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Directors & Officers Litigation
Financial Advisor/Investment Advisor Defense
Insurance Agent & Broker/Independent Adjuster Defense
Premises Liability Defense
Product Liability Defense
Professional Licensure Defense
Real Estate Professionals Defense (Agents, Home Inspectors, Surveyors)
Trucking & Automobile Defense

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. - 1998
Honors: Order of the Barristers
Honors: First Place, Regional American Bar Association Moot Competition
Honors: Fifth Place, National American Bar Association Moot Competition
Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
Honors: Member, American Journal of Criminal Law
Honors: Officer, Board of Advocates
Law Review: American Journal of Criminal Law, Editorial Board

University of North Texas
B.A., cum laude, 1995
Honors: Three Time Qualifier, National Debate Tournament

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1998
Jeffrey I. Nicodemus
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-220-5207
Fax: 214-220-5257
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Jeff Nicodemus' practice is devoted to professional liability defense, commercial litigation, products liability and general tort litigation. 

He has successfully defended claims made against a variety of professionals and businesses.  Jeff is comfortable in the courtroom, possessing an ability to process facts and arguments in ways that are persuasive to the average juror. His clients see him as a problem solver, keeping their end goals in mind while striving to achieve what is reasonable and practical. They value his honest opinions about what might be the limitations of their case from the judge’s or jury’s perspectives.

EXPERIENCE

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully obtained a no liability finding for an Oklahoma-based securities broker and a financial planner in a National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) arbitration in which claimant sought $2 million in damages alleging negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and violations of state and federal securities laws
  • Successfully obtained an order of dismissal on statute of limitations grounds for a registered representative in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration wherein claimants sought more than $1 million in damages
  • Successfully obtained an order of dismissal for a registered representative in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration  on the basis that the registered representatives was not involved in the sale of the security to his customer
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for an insurance agent after a customer sued him for negligence related to a denied fire claim
  • Obtained a summary judgment for an architect in a multi-million dollar construction defect/personal injury case
  • Obtained a summary judgment that was upheld on appeal for an appraiser and his firm in a dispute over the purchase of an apartment complex, successfully arguing that the purchaser of the property must have actually relied on the appraisal in making the purchase decision to be able to argue that a bad appraisal was responsible for a bad outcome
  • Successfully obtained a no liability finding in a wrongful death action filed against a Texas assisted living facility against allegations of negligence and intentional injury to an elderly individual
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for a lawyer and law firm related to a legal malpractice claim arising out of a will, deed, and subsequent litigation
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for an insurance agent after a customer sued him for negligence, fraud, and breach of contract related to a denied mold claim

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2014 - 2017
  • Named Texas "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2004 - 2011, 2013

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member