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Michael L. Nimmo

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A Denver Personal Injury Lawyer with Millions Recovered for His Clients

Michael is a partner at Denver Trial Lawyers ® and has been a practicing personal injury attorney for over 15 years. Michael specializes in serious and complex civil litigation, where he represents victims of sex abuse, victims of church abuse, those who have been injured in trucking collisions, injuries caused by ski collisions, injuries caused by loading and unloading of cargo, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, drunk driving collisions, injuries resulting from the use of Uber/Lyft, negligence of property owners, and medical malpractice.

Among numerous other cases, Michael is currently representing over 150 victims of sex abuse against the University of Michigan. Some of the victims Michael is representing are former U.S. Olympians, NFL Players, NHL players, and MLB players.

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In 2019-2020, Michael served as the President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the largest specialty Colorado bar association with over 1,300 attorney members across Colorado. Michael continues to serve as an officer of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association as the Immediate Past-President.

Mr. Nimmo’s practice focuses on helping victims who have been victims of abused and those who have been seriously injured in complex civil cases. Mr. Nimmo has been fighting for his clients’ rights since graduation from law school in 2005 and has worked as a lawyer representing victims for his entire career. Mr. Nimmo has been recognized by both Plaintiff and Defense lawyers as one of the top trial lawyers in Colorado. Mr. Nimmo has been honored and named as a Colorado Super Lawyer every year for the past 7 years. Mr. Nimmo was awarded and honored the prestigious “New Lawyer of the Year” award by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association in 2014, an award given to one lawyer out of the entire membership of over 1,300. Mr. Nimmo has been named as a “Best Lawyer” for the past five years in a row and is a member of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum”, as a result of the multiple million dollar plus settlements/verdicts he has recovered on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Nimmo has testified in front of the Colorado Senate and has been asked to speak and lecture on numerous occasions to Trial Lawyers throughout Colorado.

Notable Case Results

  • Mr. Nimmo’s firm recovered the largest individual Title IX sex assault confidential settlement in Colorado History
  • Mr. Nimmo recovered a confidential amount in a settlement on behalf of a minor who was severely injured as a result of abuse by a church.
  • Mr. Nimmo has recovered a $5,000,000 settlement on behalf of his client that was severely injured involved in a trucking incident.
  • Mr. Nimmo has recovered $1,300,000 dollars on behalf of a widow who lost her husband in a serious motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Nimmo obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $782,000 on behalf of his client who was severely injured in a tractor-trailer collision.
  • Mr. Nimmo obtained a $750,000 settlement for a minor who was severely injured in a Church Van rollover collision in only his second year as a lawyer.
  • Mr. Nimmo recovered a confidential amount in a settlement on behalf of a minor who was severely injured as a result of abuse by a church.
  • Mr. Nimmo, along with lead counsel David Woodruff, obtained a medical malpractice jury verdict of more than $4,000,000.00.
  • Mr. Nimmo helped obtain a $5,000,000 settlement for his firm’s client as a result of a defective product.
Past Employment

Mr. Nimmo is a partner at Denver Trial Lawyers ® and has been practicing law with the Denver Trial Lawyers ® for over the past 15 years.  Mr. Nimmo specializes in serious and complex civil litigation, where he represents sex abuse and church abuse victims and victims who were injured in the areas of trucking collisions, injuries caused by loading and unloading of cargo, automobile accidentsmotorcycle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, ski accidents, premises liability, drunk driving collisions, injuries resulting from the use of Uber/Lyft, church abuse, negligence of property owners, and medical malpractice.

Memberships
  • Leader Forum member of the American Advocates for Justice
  • Trucking Litigation Group in the American Advocates for Justice
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Officer, Executive Council, Legislative Council
Awards
  • Super Lawyers - Michael L. Nimmo
    Super Lawyers - Michael L. Nimmo
  • Best Lawyers - Michael L. Nimmo
    Best Lawyers - Michael L. Nimmo

LANDMARK VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

Attorney Michael L. Nimmo Has Recovered Millions of Dollars for His Clients
  • Truck Accident Settlement for Client Struck by Falling Cargo $5 Million

    Mr. Nimmo settled a case on behalf of his client who was severely injured when he was struck by falling cargo that fell from a trailer.

  • Wrongful Death Resulting from Driver Who Failed to Stop at a Stop Sign $1.3 Million

    Mr. Nimmo represented a driver and her passenger who were hit at a high rate of speed by a vehicle. Mr. Nimmo argued that the Defendant driver failed to stop at a stop sign on a rural road, which caused the collision with his client.

  • Injury Resulting from Granite Falling Off Truck $1.12 Million

    Steve Wahlberg and Michael Nimmo proceeded to trial and received an award of total damages in the amount of $1,118,760 for their client who was injured when a slab of granite fell off of a truck after being transported across the country to Denver.

  • Settlement for a Driver Hit By a Commercial Truck $938 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo represented a driver who was hit by a Commercial Truck that disregarded a stop light. The truck driver denied that he failed to stop at the stop light, but Mr. Nimmo was able to prove the truck driver was at fault.

  • Verdict Against Transportation Company for Reckless Truck Driver $782 Thousand

    Michael Nimmo obtained a verdict in US District Court against Knight Transportation after a jury found the trucking company negligent for running our client off the road, causing serious injuries.

  • Settlement for Child Involved in Roll-Over Collision $750 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo recovered a settlement on behalf of a child who was severely injured when the driver of a van that she was riding in failed to pay attention and caused a roll-over collision.

  • Settlement for Motorcyclist Injured When Another Motorcyclist Crossed the Center Line $625 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit on behalf of his client who was a motorcyclist that suffered a collapsed lung, seven broken ribs, three compressed vertebrae at T2-T4, a broken shoulder and a broken collarbone when another motorcyclist crossed the center line.

  • Settlement for a Client Injured in a Motorcycle-to-Motorcycle Collision $620 Thousand

    Steve Wahlberg and Michael Nimmo represented a client who was seriously injured in a motorcycle to motorcycle collision. The evidence showed that the defendant crossed the center line striking Mr. Wahlberg’s client head-on causing serious injuries.

  • Settlement for Client Thrown Off Motorcycle After Being Struck by Vehicle $560 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit for his client who was riding his motorcycle when a vehicle turned directly in front of him on a red traffic signal, causing his client’s motorcycle to strike the passenger side of the Defendant’s vehicle.

  • Settlement for Pedestrian Injured by Lyft Driver Not Paying Attention $500 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit on behalf of his client who was in a pedestrian crosswalk when he was struck by a Lyft driver who was not paying attention to the traffic signal.

  • Settlement Against a Church for Minor's Spinal Cord Injuries $450 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit against a Church for the abuse of a minor that resulted in severe spinal injuries. Mr. Nimmo was able to resolve the case despite that Church’s denial that the abuse took place.

  • Premises Liability Case Involving Slip & Fall on Ice $435 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit for his client who fell on ice in a parking lot. The Defendant denied fault and claimed that Mr. Nimmo’s client was at fault for his own injuries.

  • Settlement Against Landlord for Fire at a Rental Home $400 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo represented two children who lost their mother in a fire at a rental home. Mr. Nimmo was able to settle the case and prove that the landlord was at fault for failing to install and maintain fire and smoke alarms in the home.

  • Case Involving Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in School Zone Crosswalk $350 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo resolved a claim for his client who was struck by a vehicle in a pedestrian crosswalk in a school zone. Mr. Nimmo’s client suffered traumatic life-threatening injuries.

  • Settlement Against Drunk Driver in Head-On Collision $350 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled his client’s claim against a drunk driver who crossed the center line at 75 miles per hour and struck his client’s car head on. Mr. Nimmo’s client suffered severe injuries and Mr. Nimmo recovered the full amount of damages available.

  • Settlement for Client Struck in Pedestrian Crosswalk $350 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a case for his client who was struck in a pedestrian crosswalk. His client suffered a broken leg and Mr. Nimmo was able to settle her case in an amount to cover her medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Settlement for Client Injured Due to Improperly Secured Machine $300 Thousand

    Mr. Nimmo settled a lawsuit for his client who was struck by a 2000 pound machine. The Defendant disputed that they were at fault and blamed Mr. Nimmo’s client for his own negligence.

Client testimonials

Hear What Clients Have to Say About Attorney Michael L. Nimmo
  • One of the Top Attorneys in Colorado

    “Michael didn't just do his job, he excelled every step of the way, all the while making me feel like he cared about me, my case and its outcome, and he made sure that I got the medical treatment I needed and that I was made whole after my accident.”

    - Julia
  • Optimistic, Steadfast and Confident

    “Throughout my case, Michael remained optimistic, steadfast, and confident. I was awarded a payment above and beyond my total medical expenses and time lost from work. Do not hesitate to call Michael Nimmo for your personal injury case.”

    - Amelia
  • Michael Nimmo and his team were absolutely outstanding.

    “Michael Nimmo and his team were absolutely outstanding, very professional and always keeping me well informed and up to date with my case all the way through. I highly recommend Michael Nimmo and the Denver Trial Lawyers.”

    - David T.
  • He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute.

    “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement b”

    - Patty M.
  • Michael Nimmo was always there whenever I needed something.

    “I would recommend this firm to anyone needing excellent representation. Michael Nimmo and Marina Lovato were always there whenever I needed something. They took a very stressful situation and made it so much easier to get through. They are a firm that can ”

    - Jeanne K.

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