Nate graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2005. He was one of the founding members of the firm in 2009. His areas of legal practice include real estate, oil and gas, probate, estate planning, business transactions, and municipal law. With the current increased oil and gas activity in western North Dakota, Nate spends a significant part of his days assisting clients in all aspects of mineral development, and the disputes that inevitably arise.

Nate grew up in Superior Nebraska, a small town of about two thousand people in southern Nebraska. He is happy to call Dickinson home now, and to experience the exciting growth occurring in western North Dakota. Coming from a small town himself, he enjoys helping several towns in southwest North Dakota with all of their legal needs, as City Attorney.

When he is not at the office Nate likes to spend time with his wife, Jen, and their three dogs. He also enjoys golfing, working out, and playing basketball. He has spent hundreds of hours pounding the pavement of the Dickinson city streets, training for five half marathons and counting. He is a perpetually optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs, and can’t wait for them to win the World Series next year.

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • State Bar Association of Nebraska
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • North Dakota Petroleum Council

Court Admissions
  • North Dakota Supreme Court
  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • United States District Court -- Nebraska

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2002
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Nebraska College of Law, 2005

Former Law Firm Affiliation
  • Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm, Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Garrison & Garrison Law Firm, Nelson, Nebraska