Nathan is a founding member of Bogart, Small + Naylor. He leads the firm’s removal defense and litigation practice where he represents individuals facing prolonged detention or removal from the United States, drafts appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. circuit courts of appeal, and files lawsuits against the immigration agencies due to the unlawful delay or denial of immigration and naturalization benefits applications.
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 involved complex and novel questions, including the effect of participation in Arkansas’s drug court program on eligibility for certain immigration benefits, the legal definition of a terrorist organization, and whether an applicant for naturalization has been lawfully admitted to permanent residence.
Nathan is frequently invited to present on immigration and law firm management topics by local, state, and national professional attorney associations and community organizations. His presentations have touched on the intersection of immigration and criminal defense practice, 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.
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 to various local media outlets in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas.
A proud native of Mobile, Alabama, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, cooking, reading, cycling, cheering on 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 fifth, sixth, eighth and eleventh circuit courts of appeal, 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.