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Nathan Douglas Wente

Nathan Douglas Wente

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

About Me

Client reviews on AVVO are not within my control.  If a particular client indicates that a specific result was achieved in their case this should not be accepted as an indication that other clients will necessarily see the same results.


Be advised that I never promise a client a particular outcome.  Details of prior cases should not be taken as an indication that other clients will necessarily see the same results either.




I am a former prosecutor and my time spent in that position taught me many things.  Most notably I discovered that prosecutors are NOT the attorneys for "The People"; defense attorneys are.


My areas of practice include criminal defense, traffic tickets, and personal/auto injury.

I make it a priority to be reasonably available to my clients and I do my best to help them understand what is happening through every step of their case.


When I am not lawyering I enjoy spending time with my family, working on home improvement projects, gardening, and traveling.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    5 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    5 years
  3. Car Accidents: 8%
    5 years
  4. Personal Injury: 7%
    5 years



Contingent (30-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul J Molinaro

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Molinaro Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

122 Third St.
Yreka, CA, 96097

PO Box 8743
Medford, OR, 97501

Grants Pass, OR





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the state of OregonNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Nation's Top Attorneys - Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top Criminal Defense LawyerUS Observer2013
Best Oralist - Appellate AdvocacyUniversity of Laverne College of Law2008
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyNathan D. Wente, Attorney2011 - Present
Deputy District AttorneySiskiyou County District Attorney2008 - 2011
Law ClerkPeach & Weathers2007 - 2007
Law ClerkSan Bernardino County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2008
Law ClerkWilner & O'reilly, Aplc2006 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
California Traffic Defense Bar AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
Jackson County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2011 - Present
Siskiyou County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Criminal HarassmentDismissed
Traffic ticketDismissed
4th degree AssaultDismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial AcademyN/AUnknown2014
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Oregon State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Linn Benton Community CollegeN/AAssociates2002