Nathan leads the firm’s removal defense and immigration litigation practice. He represents individuals facing removal from the United States or prolonged detention, lodges appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. circuit courts of appeal, and files lawsuits against the immigration agencies due to unlawful delay or denial of immigration benefits.
An experienced litigator, Nathan has successfully represented clients before immigration and federal courts throughout the United States. He has also earned reversals and agreed remands from the appellate courts. Nathan’s litigation experience has often involved complex and novel questions, including the immigration consequences of participation in Arkansas’s drug court program, the legal definition of a terrorist organization, and the definition of “fraud” and “mistake” when analyzing whether applicants for naturalization were lawfully admitted to permanent residence.
Nathan is frequently invited to present on immigration and law firm management topics by local, state, and national associations and community organizations. His presentations have touched on the intersection of immigration law and criminal defense, social media marketing, appellate practice, and procedural practice before the immigration courts.
Nathan has been recognized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Arkansas United for his service to the community. He has also been named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers. In 2020, Nathan was the inaugural recipient of the University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Society’s Commitment to Justice – Early Career Award.
Since 2015, Nathan has been the co-host of “Preguntas con el abogado,” an immigration law-related program airing on Northwest Arkansas’s La Zeta 95.7 FM. He has also provided commentary on immigration law topics to various media outlets both nationally and regionally in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas.
A proud native of Mobile, Alabama, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, cooking, reading, cycling, struggling with the anxiety of watching his Razorbacks, and making short stories long and long stories longer.
Nathan is licensed to practice law in Arkansas. He is also admitted to practice before all immigration courts and the federal circuit courts of appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as several federal district courts, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the Northern District of Texas.
Nathan is fluent in Spanish.