Linda Lourimore Nusser has been a senior counsel at Gordon & Rees since 1996 and was previously a partner until 1996. Ms. Nusser began her career at Gordon & Rees in 1989 and has specialized in the defense of tort and product liability cases for over 27 years. She has represented national and multi-national corporations which manufacture medical devices and pharmaceuticals, asbestos-containing products, automobiles, consumer products and a wide variety of other products.
With extensive experience in state and federal courts, Ms. Nusser has acted as both national and local counsel for such corporations in the defense of high exposure and complex cases in the fields of tort and products liability, general liability, premises liability, and food and mold contamination. Ms. Nusser has also represented professionals (security providers, contractors, physicians, attorneys and insurance brokers) and premise owners (including fast food franchises, hotel and other corporations) in a variety of cases, involving negligence and fraud causes of action. Accordingly, Ms. Nusser is an active member of several practice groups at Gordon & Rees related to these sometimes overlapping fields of expertise.
Ms. Nusser frequently assists clients with the implementation of both case-specific and global pre- and post-litigation procedures which result in cost-effective and favorable outcomes for her clients. Her extensive experience includes preparation of strategic pretrial and dispositive motions, taking and defending over 1,000 depositions, preparation of effective and targeted written discovery, successful and timely resolution of cases through mediation, arbitration and other methods, and all forms of pretrial and trial preparation. Ms. Nusser has drafted and argued numerous successful discovery and pleading-related motions on behalf of her clients. She has also participated as a selected member of defense committees in various California County Superior Court’s with respect to the implementation of global procedures used in complex and coordination/related cases due to her expertise in handling such matters. Ms. Nusser’s participation on such committees was done at the request of both her peers and the judges involved in the handling of such cases, due to her recognized and demonstrated knowledge of the legal and factual hurdles involved in handling multi-party and numerous cases involving the same products.
Defense Research Institute
San Francisco Bar Association
California Bar Association