Nathaniel is of counsel at LawPLA.
Nathaniel was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area. He graduated from American InterContinental University where he majored in Network Administration. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top one percent of his class with a 4.0 GPA.
He continued his career as a network and systems administrator until the end of 2011 when he decided to change careers and enter the legal profession. He volunteered as a guardian ad litem for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Washington, where the court charged him with representing the best interests of children in dependency court.
He attended law school at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. He also worked for the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in Portland, Oregon. Judge Acosta has been a close mentor and friend to him throughout law school and beyond. After graduation from the University of Oregon, he moved to sunny Southern California to obtain his Trial Advocacy Master of Laws from California Western School of Law, which is essentially a Masters in trial adv.
He has tried numerous cases to verdict, and finding unique and unexpected applications for the law is his sixth sense. One thing Nathaniel enjoys is catching a witness in lies or what he refers to as “backing a witness off a cliff.” When a witness decides to lie, even if planned, the chances are that witness has not thought of all the inconsistencies that will reveal the testimony to be a fabrication. This is where Nathaniel shines. He thinks exceedingly well on his feet and rarely will the opposing counsel catch him off guard or without argument unless the law provides no counter-argument.
Finally, Nathaniel embodies the spirit of LawPLA by always putting his client’s welfare and bests interests ahead of everything else. He takes his client’s cases as personally as is appropriate for a lawyer to do and will think ahead to the potential risks and brick walls his clients may face to advise them on the best course of action given the situation.