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About Me

If not knowing the answer to a question drives you crazy, we have a lot in common. In fact, that was the main reason why I became an attorney. Before law school, I worked as a technology consultant for a Big 4 firm and owned a small business—and I felt apprehensive every time I encountered a legal issue. I found it challenging to find any clear guidance that would help me solve the real-world problems I faced. Additionally, it always seemed that well-intentioned people came out on the losing end too often in court, and that law was only there to penalize the unwary. As a result, I went to law school to get the knowledge I needed to defend myself as a small business owner.


After enrolling at law school, my attitude towards the law changed pretty quickly, largely due to a case from my property law class, Armory v. Delamirie. Here’s a quick rundown: in England back in 1722, a poor, young chimney sweeper found a jewel and went to a jeweler to have it appraised. The jeweler lied about its value, and when the boy demanded the return of the jewel, the jeweler kept it. 


While most of the students in the class, myself included, were wrapped up in the legal rules and issues involved in the case, my property professor pointed out a fact that we all overlooked—the chimney sweeper was poor, and had no means or resources to get the jewel back. Somewhere, a compassionate lawyer listened to the devastated child and cared about him enough to represent him without any expectation of a fee—and that lawyer won back the value of the jewel. The lawyer also won back my faith in the legal system, as I realized that the law can immeasurably help people, especially when they are in the hands of an attorney who cares.


Every day, I’m motivated by the desire to help clients—taking their great opportunities, personal dilemmas, or major life changes, and transforming them into defining moments in their lives. I take that job very seriously, and I work hard to earn and maintain the trust of my clients.


Outside the office, I enjoy woodworking, watching movies, and perfecting "Blackbird" by the Beatles on guitar. I also do a lot of volunteer work, mainly with the Union West Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross.


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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Business: 40%
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Elder Law: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jeanne Ann Pennebaker

    Nathan is very professional and detail oriented coupled with a knowledgeable and compassionate approach. I highly recommend and trust him to handle his legal matters efficiently and successfully.


    Jeanne Pennebaker Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert B. Ingalls

    Nathan comes with my highest recommendation. Over the years, his perspective has benefited me tremendously. Nathan brings a rare blend of hard work, dedication, and compassion to every case. I recommend this attorney without hesitation.


    Robert Ingalls Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Nathan Michael James Workman, PLLC

1000 Van Buren Avenue
Suite E
Indian Trail, NC, 28079

Elmberry LLP

124 N. McDowell St., Suite A
Charlotte, NC, 28204



FLAdministrative - Not authorized to practice201009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI - Financial ServicesCharlotte School of Law2008
CALI - Lawyering Process IIFlorida Coastal School of Law2007
CALI - Intellectual PropertyCharlotte School of Law2007
CALI - NegotiationsCharlotte School of Law2007
Who's Who Among College StudentsWho's Who2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General PartnerElmberry LLP2011 - Present
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Nathan Michael James Workman, PLLC2010 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indian Trail Business AssociationDirector2011 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationCLE Committee2010 - Present
Charlotte School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Union West Rotary ClubMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Union County WeeklyGearing Up for a Successful 20122012
Freedom is the New RichReady for Reinforcements? How Lawyers Can Make Their First Hire2011
Wall Street JournalWhen Your Child's a Spendthrift2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charlotte School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Gardner-Webb UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ITBA Legal Education SeriesBusiness Succession Basics2012
ITBA Legal Education SeriesHow to Respond to a Crisis2012
ITBA Legal Education SeriesHiring, Firing, and Everything In-Between2012
Busy Attorney's Toolkit to "Mobile" SuccessGoogle Communication Functions2012
Solo Practitioner & Small Firm PanelSmall Firm Management2011
New Admittee Professionalism ProgramLaw Practice Technology2011
ITBA Legal Education SeriesIntellectual Property Basics2011
CLESix Sigma for Attorneys2011