Nate Peterson provides legal solutions to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations; through counsel and representation in civil and commercial litigation. His Boise, Idaho based practice areas include business and employment matters, family law, criminal defense, and injuries to person or property. He provides ethical and competent legal services to Idaho residents, and seeks to ensure that client objectives are best served by their legal rights. Altogether, he is focused on providing legal solutions to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations; through counsel and representation in civil and commercial litigation. His practice areas include business and employment matters, family and custody issues, criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights violations.
Nate is a fifth generation Idahoan, born and raised in southern Idaho. He holds a degree in Economics and minor in Political Science from Boise State University, where he was elected student body president. Upon graduation he gave the student commencement, and shortly thereafter served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the former-Soviet Republic of Georgia.
Nate attended the Gonzaga University School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar. At Gonzaga, Nate graduated magna cum laude, served as an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, and served as editor-in-chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. Nate was also the recipient of Gonzaga’s Morey-Maurice Award for service and leadership. Nate’s legal internships and externships during law school include the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office, the City of Spokane Valley City Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and Gonzaga’s Business Law Clinic.
Nate completed an appellate clerkship under Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mark Gibbons and a trial court clerkship under Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Richard Greenwood. Subsequently, Nate started his own private practice and became a Judge Advocate in the Idaho Army National Guard—he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School’s Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Judge Advocate General’s School Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course and the Advanced Officer Course at the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nate served as a trial defense specialist in the Idaho Army National Guard by providing legal defense services to guardsmen facing criminal and/or adverse employment actions. Presently, he serves as the Brigade Judge Advocate in the Idaho Army National Guard 116th Brigade Headquarters where he advises the command on all military issues and manages a staff of judge advocates and paralegals. Nate is also a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Nate strongly believes in providing ethical and competent legal services to his clients and ensuring his clients’ objectives are best served by their legal rights. He works tirelessly so that his clients receive the full benefits and protections that are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Idaho State Constitution, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws. He is experienced in representing his clients through settlements, trials and appeals.
|ID||Authorized to practice law||2010||09/01/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Denise O'Donnell Pro Bono Award||Idaho State Bar||2016|
|Morey Maurice Public Service Award||Gonzaga School of Law||2010|
|Magna Cum Laude||Gonzaga University School of Law||2010|
|Thomas More Scholarship||Gonzaga University School of Law||2007|
|Judge Advocate||Idaho Army National Guard||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Nate Peterson Law PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Instructor||Boise State University||2013 - Present|
|Law Clerk for District Judge Richard Greenwood||Ada County Fourth Judicial District Court||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk for Justice Mark Gibbons||Nevada Supreme Court||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Gonzaga Law Review||Associate Editor||2009|
|Gonzaga Journal of International Law||Editor in Chief||2009|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course||2018|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course||2014|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Magna cum laude||2010|
|Boise State University||B.A. Economics, Minor Political Science||2002|
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