Nathan Nanfelt has the heart of an advocate. He’s committed to fighting for justice, fairness, and human rights. As an attorney in Keller Rohrback’s Plaintiff’s Tort Litigation Group, Nathan represents classes, individuals, and businesses harmed by others.
Nathan sharpened his litigation skills trying cases for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. With his extensive trial and courtroom experience, Nathan knows when it’s time to fight–but he also has the discernment to know when compromise benefits his clients.
A 2012 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Nathan co-wrote constitutional and human rights educational materials for youth in Zambia, with a focus on gender-based violence and police brutality. Nathan’s work was inspired by six months he spent in Zambia in college. A professor and mentor noticed Nathan’s “advocate’s heart” and encouraged him to pursue a career in law.
Prior to joining Keller Rohrback, Nathan served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. He also served as a certified law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Victim Impact Program. Before that, he worked as a paralegal at a large firm in Chicago.
When not lawyering, Nathan enjoys playing the piano. You may just see him on the keys at a bar association event or in a hotel lobby. He lives in Seattle, where he and his wife wrangle two small fries and attempt the occasional DIY home project.
Youth and Law Forum, Board Member
William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, Board Member
Washington State Association for Justice, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
KCBA Young Lawyer Division, Board Trustee (2013-2016)
Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2020.
Received three CALI awards and the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Dispute Resolution.
“Gender Equity in the Legal Profession,” CLE co-presentation to the William Dwyer Inn of Court (2018).
“Judicial Externships,” panel discussion at Seattle University School of Law (Feb. 2017).
“Life After the Bar Exam,” remarks on behalf of Young Lawyer Division at KCBA Swearing-in Ceremony (Oct. 2013).
“Street Law Zambia: Practical Education for Zambia’s Youth,” a 12-Lesson Teacher and Student Curriculum, co-authored with Pamela Mumbi and Dr. Edward O’Brien (March 2014).
“The Cap on Attorney’s Fees: A Primary Obstacle to Protecting Prisoners’ Civil Rights,” De Novo, Washington State Bar Association (Feb. 2012).
“Stay Classy, Young Lawyers: What Anchorman Ron Burgundy Can Teach You About Being a Better Lawyer,” CLE co-presentation to KCBA (Nov. 2012).
Seattle University School of Law
B.A., cum laude, 2007