Nathan A. Cazier is a partner in the Business Litigation Group at Payne & Fears LLP and concentrates his practice in insurance and business litigation. Mr. Cazier has experience representing developers, general contractors, and title companies in state and federal courts involving various issues, including breach of contract, real estate, employment, construction defect and wrongful death claims. He successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a thrift store in a million-dollar lawsuit alleging strict products liability, and he is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, achieving extremely favorable settlements in several complex cases involving numerous plaintiffs and cross-defendants.
Mr. Cazier is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. During law school, he received a Dean’s Academic Scholarship and was a member of the International Moot Court Team, First Year Moot Court Team and International Law Society. He served as Vice-President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Student Chapter and International Studies Recruitment Supervisor. Mr. Cazier is an Honor Graduate of the U.S. Military Intelligence School and served as an Interrogator and Human Intelligence Collector for the United States Army.
Prior to joining Payne & Fears LLP, Mr. Cazier was an associate at Green & Hall where his practice focused on construction defect and business litigation, and an associate at Stephan, Oringher, Richman, Theodora & Miller where he successfully defended the Angels baseball team against a lawsuit brought by the City of Anaheim concerning the use of the name “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.” He also served as an intern for Lovells' Capital Markets Group in London.