Nathan Crane is a Utah criminal defense lawyer who primarily represents individuals and companies accused of criminal activity anywhere in the country. He has successfully defended individuals charged in both state and federal court for many offenses, including theft and fraud charges, sexual assault, tax and securities fraud, violent crime, drug offenses, and other serious and complex felonies.
Nathan aggressively represents adult and juvenile clients, responding to search warrants, government investigative demands, summonses, service of subpoenas, and in trial.
On matters involving cryptocurrency blockchain, Nathan has the experience and knowledge needed to support your legal rights. He has also represented student-athletes on variance, transfers, and eligibility issues. He has presented before local school boards to address UHSAA denials and assisted in guiding parents through the complicated process from start to finish.
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 Utah and Nevada residential treatment facilities, including assisted living and hospice care centers. 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 multiple 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, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Nathan has also argued criminal appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also applies his wide-ranging courtroom experience to the firm’s SnowTrial Consulting work. This unique service, provided 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 is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah School of Law, where he teaches the white-collar crime class. He previously served on the executive committee of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was the co-chair of the FBA’s annual Criminal Law Seminar.
His experience in the area of federal criminal law led him to testify as an expert witness in a criminal case before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, Ireland. He is a Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel member 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 is included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense: White Collar. He is recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of criminal defense and is a Utah Business Magazine “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