Nate started his legal career as a staff attorney to Chief US Magistrate Judge Larry M. Boyle for the District of Idaho. From there, he was part of the litigation group of a large nationally-recognized law firm and handled litigation of all varieties, including complex business disputes, misappropriation of trade secret claims, professional malpractice defense, large personal injury matters, property damage claims, insurance coverage and indemnification claims, consumer protection claims, and debt collection matters for large financial clients.
He has also served as general counsel for a large multi-national corporation with several affiliated companies. In that capacity, Nate assisted with matters of all types including general corporate governance, contract disputes, intellectual property, automobile claims, workers’ compensation disputes, product liability, and general liability disputes, and all varieties of employment law claims; defending the company in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and retaliation claims across the country. He also assisted the company with compliance matters from licensing to payroll and employee onboarding requirements. Nate also managed the company’s Human Resources Department and assisted in overseeing and managing employee complaint investigations and resolutions and also managed the Risk Management Departments and was responsible for assessing the company’s liability exposures and developing an insurance coverage plan to reduce company financial risks.
Nate’s mentor in the law, Judge Boyle, always told him that “good lawyers solve problems.” He enjoys doing that and has become a licensed mediator and with his broad range of experience, can provide insight and perspective to litigating parties and help them reach agreement to solve their problems.
Nate loves to spend time with his family and has made many regional and cross-country trips in his RV with his wife, children, and family dog. He enjoys movie night at home and early-morning golf outings. He is active in his local community and is an adjunct professor at Idaho State University.
Admitted to Practice:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Idaho
Idaho State Bar
Bachelor of Arts – Idaho State University 1994
University of Idaho College of Law, 1997, Magna Cum Laude
Received his Mediator license from the University of Idaho - May 2019.
Labor and Employment
Real Estate / Development
Business Organizations / Corporate Governance
Employment Contracts / Executive Compensation and Benefits