Nicholas Govea


Nick Govea is an associate in the Albuquerque office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law, General Liability, and Corporate Practices. Nick has extensive experience in civil litigation has practiced in federal court, state court, administrative law proceedings. Additionally, Nick has financial services litigation experience representing national association banks and other institutional lenders in creditors rights matters, post judgment execution, and enforcement litigation. 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 graduate of Loyola New Orleans College of Law and a 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.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Litigation

Additional Experience


  • 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 

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. 


Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2017

Boston University

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

Foreign Language Capabilities


Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Reading Quest, Board Member