Nicholas S. Bauman

Nicholas S. Bauman

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602.262.5747 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nicholas is a trial court litigator whose practice focuses on legal malpractice and commercial litigation, including disputes within companies, breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, and bankruptcy proceedings. Nicholas has experience in a variety of industries including the lending, healthcare, real estate, and agriculture industries.

Nicholas has significant experience in the courtroom. He has first-chaired a jury trial in U.S. District Court, argued motions, and handled evidentiary and injunctive relief hearings.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Brutinel at the Arizona Supreme Court. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Arizona Law Review and as an extern to the Honorable Peter J. Eckerstrom at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association, Member

    • Phoenix Chapter, President (2020-present), Vice President (2019-2020), Treasurer (2019), Secretary (2018-2019), Board Member (2018-present)
    • Younger Lawyers Division, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona Section on Trial Practice and Procedure, Member

Representative Matters

  • First-chaired a four-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
  • Assisted with obtaining summary judgment for a lawyer and his firm in a lawsuit seeking $64 million of damages for breach of fiduciary duty and intentional interference.
  • Obtained several favorable pre-trial rulings concerning admissibility of evidence after oral argument.
  • Prevailed in obtaining discovery sanctions at an evidentiary hearing.

Related News

DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism


  • Moderator, "Practicing During the Pandemic," The Federal Bar Association Phoenix Chapter Webinar, September 2020



  • Best Lawyers in America - "Ones to Watch" - Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star - Business Litigation, 2020

Other Info


J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2014, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Arizona, 2008, Political Science

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Arizona Supreme Court