Nicholas A. Govea


Nick Govea is an associate in the Albuquerque office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law and General Liability Practices. Nick has extensive experience in civil litigation and has practiced in federal court, state court, and administrative law proceedings. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois Nick defended New Mexico businesses, state agencies, municipalities, and school districts in employment matters, civil rights cases, complex litigation, water rights cases, real estate issues, and contract disputes.

Nick is a 2017 graduate of Loyola New Orleans College of Law and a 2010 graduate of Boston University. Prior to attending law school Nick was a congressional liaison for a state agency and a high school Social Sciences teacher. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Nick is proud to call New Mexico home, where he lives with his wife, son, and two dogs. 

Foreign Language Capabilities


Professional Presentations

Between 2018 and 2021, Nick was a frequent presenter at the New Mexico School Board Association's Board Member trainings and Leadership conferences. Nick frequently presented on legal topics including: New Mexico transparency laws, the First Amendment Rights of school district staff and students, the New Mexico Procurement Code, and the roles and responsibilities of School Board members. 


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New Mexico
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico


  • American Bar Association 
  • First Judicial District Bar Association 
  • New Mexico Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division 

Awards & Honors

Recipient: Loyola New Orleans College of Law Dean's Scholarship 


Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2017

Boston University

Double Major, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, 2010

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