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Nathaniel Greenberg Kelly

also known as Nate Kelly, Esq.

About me

I was born in Washington, DC, the son and grandson of licensed psychologists, and attended the University of Southern California Law Center on a merit scholarship. I approach the law from a human and economic perspective, understanding that clients often consider business transactions and legal disputes in the context of personal relationships, economic issues, and other external factors that need to be considered in order to create a truly desirable result.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Nate Kelly

388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    6 years, 100 cases
  2. Business: 35%
    7 years, 200 cases
  3. Investment Fraud: 15%
    7 years, 20 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
    6 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($325-375/hour), contingent (10-55%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Martin N Lijtmaer

    Nate is a rising star -- few have his communication abilities and his talent. I highly recommend him.


    Martin Lijtmaer Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kenneth D Kronstadt

    Nate is a fantastic attorney to whom I have referred clients in the past for various matters. Each such client has been pleased with Nate's hard work, dedication, and insight.


    Kenneth Kronstadt Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Southern California, Gould School of Law2006
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Southern California, Gould School of Law2006
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Southern California, Gould School of Law2005
Dean’s Scholar GraduateUniversity of Maryland, College Park2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Nate Kelly2009 - Present
AttorneyKaye Scholer LLP2007 - 2009
ClerkU.S. Attorney's Office D.C.2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Southern California Alumni AssociationAmbassador2016 - Present
Conference of California Bar AssociationsExecutive Committee Member, BASF Delegation2016 - Present
Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers ClubIntellectual Property Section Executive Committee Member2016 - Present
University of Southern California Law School Bay Area Alumni AssociationChair2015 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2015 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember2004 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney MemberN/A
Lawyers in MENSAMember2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Business Client v. Former EmployeeSettlement - cease and desist along with damages.
National Distribution AgreementContract Completed.
Trade Secret DisputeFavorable Settlement in favor of client in amount equal to fair licensing fee plus attorney's fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
UpCounsel blogWhy You Need a Lawyer for Contract Management2016
UpCounsel blogHow to Protect your Company’s Intellectual Property2016
North American Clean EnergyThe Politics of Solar Siting2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Great Debasers PodcastThe Law of Jerry MaGuire2014

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