Carter & Coleman, PLC
Michael G. Nye, Associate
University of Virginia, J.D., 2003
University of Virginia, B.A.
Mr. Nye joined Carter & Coleman in October 2010. He practices general civil litigation. Since joining the firm, Mr. Nye has successfully argued many contested pretrial motions. In Arlington Circuit Court, he prevailed in a dispute over whether individual corporate officers on a nursing home's "governing body" could be held individually liable for the torts of a nursing home's staff. In Fairfax Circuit Court, he obtained dismissal of negligence claims against a real estate broker in which the plaintiffs originally sought more than three million dollars in damages. And on behalf of a local businessman, Mr. Nye appealed an unfavorable ruling of the Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission to the Court of Appeals of Virginia. A unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals agreed with his arguments and reversed the Commission's decision.
Born in Indiana, Mr. Nye received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Virginia, where he was involved in intercollegiate debate and served as President of the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union. During law school, he worked as a legal intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Charleston, WV and as a summer law clerk for Judges John Pera and William Davis of the Civil Division of the Superior Court of Lake County Indiana.
After his admission to the Virginia Bar in 2004, Mr. Nye worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Fairfax, VA for more than three years. As a public defender, he was frequently in court, defending hundreds of indigent criminal defendants on a wide a variety of charges, from reckless driving to robbery. He acted as principal defense counsel in more than ten jury trials. From August 2007 until October 2010, Michael was a law clerk for Judge James W. Haley, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
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