Jennifer A. Noya - Modrall Sperling

Jennifer A. Noya

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Jennifer Noya practices primarily in insurance coverage defense, employment law, civil rights, class action and complex litigation.  She has defended a wide variety of cases, including defense of insurers in class action litigation involving both life insurance and auto coverage.  She has represented defendants in civil rights class litigation and represents employers in employment-related disputes arising under state and federal law, as well as administrative proceedings.  Jennifer has tried cases in both state and federal district courts, and has briefed cases before the New Mexico Supreme Court, the New Mexico Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  

University of New MexicoJ.D. 1994University of ArizonaBBA 1987
State Bar of New MexicoAmerican Bar AssociationAlbuquerque Bar AssociationDefense Research Institute

Case History

New Mexico Supreme Court Decision
  • Successful defense against challenge to policy consensual arbitration clause in New Mexico Supreme Court, McMillan v. Allstate Indemnity Company, 2004-NMSC-2.
Class Action Defense
  • Successful defense against class action claiming unfair claims practices, Truong v. Allstate Insurance Company, CV-99-003474.
New Mexico Court of Appeals Decision
  • Defended arbitrator's finding of no coverage for groundwater pollution in insurance policy in New Mexico Court of Appeals, Eagle Laundry v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 2002 NMCA 56; 46 P.3d 1276.

Client Comments

"Jennifer Noya is an excellent insurance litigator who I have highly recommended to colleagues. Not only is she easy to work with, but she has put together excellent written work products (motions, coverage analyses, etc.) and has helped me negotiate a number of favorable settlements. Jennifer is very responsive and always keeps her clients informed. "

Office Location

500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2168
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Individuals of the Albuquerque Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Albuquerque Metro Area
Jennifer A. Noya has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jennifer A. Noya has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Insurance Law (Appellate, Bad Faith, Casualty, Class Actions, Corporate Policy Holders, Coverage, Defense, Liability Insurance)
Litigation - Labor and Employment