Nathan is a criminal defense lawyer who primarily represents individuals and companies accused of criminal activity. Nathan handles all types of criminal cases in both state and federal court. Nathan aggressively represents adults and juvenile clients responding to search warrants, government investigative demands, summonses, service of subpoenas, and in trial.
Before private practice, Nathan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Nevada and a Deputy District Attorney in Clark County, Nevada where he prosecuted more than 1,000 felony cases (including white collar, fraud, sex crimes and violent crime). This experience has given Nathan an exceptional perspective in defending his clients.
A unique area of Nathan’s practice involves representing residential treatment facilities including assisted living and hospice care centers in Utah and Nevada. This work includes conducting internal investigations, assisting the centers’ leadership and staff on how best to manage difficult residents, and determining when to involve local law enforcement (and then coordinate involving them). He also assists the centers in responding to subpoenas, and when needed, serves as a media spokesperson for all media inquiries relating to investigations and accusations.
Nathan appears regularly in court and has conducted over 24 felony jury trials and numerous misdemeanor trials. He has handled cases and appeared in courtrooms across the country including Utah, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennslyvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Nathan has also argued criminal appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Nathan also applies his wide-ranging courtroom experience to the firm’s SnowTrial Consulting work. This highly unique service, provided together with four other SCM trial partners, offers the full range of comprehensive trial preparation and strategic trial consulting to corporations and other law firms nationwide (in civil and criminal cases).
Additionally, Nathan represents victims of crimes including individuals seeking protective orders, and those involved in civil stalking injunctions.
Nathan serves on the executive committee of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and co-chairs the FBA’s annual Criminal Law Seminar. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Utah School of Law, where he teaches trial courses on the rules of evidence and on white collar crime.
His experience in the area of federal criminal law led him to testify as an expert witness in a case before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel and is often appointed to defend indigent defendants in federal criminal court. He is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. Nathan has been a legal commentator on KSL Radio’s “The Night Side Project.” Nathan has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense: White Collar, has been recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of criminal defense, and has been voted by his peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite.”
- J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2004
- B.A., Utah State University, cum laude, 2001
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- Nevada State Bar
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court