Nathan R. Skeen


Nathan is a trial attorney who dedicates his practice to representing employerstransportation companies, and governmental entities.  He strives to solve the complex problems his clients face in an effective and efficient manner.

Nate is the head of Snow Christensen & Martineau’s Employment Practice Group.  He advises his employment clients on complex 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 litigation including trial, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.

Nate also represents governmental entities and transportation companies in high-stakes catastrophic injury and fatality cases.  He serves as the head of SCM’s Transportation Practice Group and represents several notable transportation industry clients, including the world’s two largest transportation and logistics companies. He is also a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), which is highly selective; only the most accomplished and knowledgeable attorneys are invited to join. Nathan’s selection is a testament to his expertise and dedication.

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 Supreme Court, 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
  • Utah Transportation Coalition, member
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • TIDA Member
  • Awarded “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, 2019
  • Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite for Civil Litigation by Utah Business 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, cum laude, 2009
    • Order of the Coif
    • San Diego Law Review
    • Recipient of Academic Achievement Scholarship

Fluent in Spanish

Outside of his legal practice, Nate is an avid mountain biker and snow skier. He loves traveling with his wife and three children.