Nathan R. Skeen


Nathan Skeen is a trial attorney whose practice focuses particularly on representing employerstransportation companies, and governmental entities.

Nate advises clients on complex employment problems which include: regulatory compliance, covenants not to compete, contract formation and enforcement, and risk management issues.  When disputes cannot be resolved outside the courtroom, Nate applies his extensive litigation experience defending clients throughout all stages of court proceedings including arbitrations and administrative hearings.

Nate also represents governmental entities and transportation companies in high stakes catastrophic injury and fatality cases involving vehicles and drivers. SCM represents several notable trucking industry clients including one of the nation’s largest trucking companies.

As an active member of the firm’s Employment, Transportation and Government Entities Practice Groups, he is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of issues relating to legal work in these specialty areas.

Nate has defended clients in federal and state jury trials involving multi-million-dollar claims.  He has regularly appeared and successfully argued before the Utah Court of Appeals and the Tenth Circuit.


  • J.D., University of San Diego, School of Law, cum laude, 2009
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, Spanish with a minor in Chemistry, 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Awarded “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, 2019
  • Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.*
*Peer review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.* *AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Unique Recognition – Education

  • Law School: University of San Diego, School of Law, 2009
    • Order of the Coif
    • San Diego Law Review
    • Recipient of Academic Achievement Scholarship

Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, snow skiing, attending professional and collegiate sporting events, and spending time with his family.

Clara Lewis v. UTA – Obtained a no cause of action against defendant in a collision of a commuter rail train with a van.