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Nick Rasmussen - Insurance Coverage Law

Nicholas H. Rasmussen

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Mr. Rasmussen joined McCormick Barstow’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group in 2012.

Nick Rasmussen - Fresno Insurance Coverage

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rasmussen served as a research clerk to Professor D. Bruce La Pierre, Professor of Constitutional Law. Mr. Rasmussen also conducted supervised appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit with the Washington University Appellate Clinic.  Since joining the firm, Mr. Rasmussen’s practice has focused on insurance coverage addressing general liability, motor carrier, personal lines, and public entity coverages, as well as complex coverage disputes and litigation in both State and Federal Courts throughout California.

Mr. Rasmussen is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.

Juris Doctor, 2012 (with distinction)
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Washington University Appellate Clinic
Executive Articles Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review

Department of Political Science, 2004-2005
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Presidential Fellowship

Bachelor of Arts, History, Political Science and Government, 2004 (with honors)
University of California, San Diego
Provost’s Honors, Revelle College

Concentrating in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.

Mr. Rasmussen is a member of the State Bar of California, Federal Bar Association and the Fresno County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.

Community Involvement

Mr. Rasmussen serves on the Board of Directors of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Reported Cases

Taylor v. Dormire, 690 F.3d 898 (8th Cir. 2012) (successful representation of prisoner asserting §1983 claims, obtaining reversal of trial court judgment and remand for new trial).

Kaden v. Slykhuis, 651 F.3d 966 (8th Cir. 2011) (successful representation of prisoner asserting First Amendment and §1983 claims reversing lower court’s dismissal).

Publications and Lectures

California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters – 2018 SEED/Earthquake and SIU Training, Lecturer: California SIU Regulations and Earthquake Mediation Program

Tools, Rules and Fools: Civil Investigation of Suspected Insurance Fraud,” Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Annual Training Seminar, Lake Tahoe, NV, October 5-8, 2014.

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, Efficient Exclusions: Improving the Efficiency of United States International Trade Commission Exclusion Order Enforcement, 11 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 845 (2012).

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, Photographs (assorted), Washington University Law Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2011).

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, The United States and the Citizen Soldier, American Ex-POW Papers, Vol. 3, (2000), V.A. San Diego Healthcare, University of California, San Diego.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Rasmussen was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list in 2019.

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, Efficient Exclusions: Improving the Efficiency of United States International Trade Commission Exclusion Order Enforcement, 11 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 845 (2012).

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, Photographs (assorted), Washington University Law Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2011).

Nicholas H. Rasmussen, The United States and the Citizen Soldier, American Ex-POW Papers, Vol. 3, (2000), V.A. San Diego Healthcare, University of California, San Diego.

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