Nathan leads the firm’s immigration practice. His personal practice is focused on removal defense and immigration litigation where he represents individuals facing removal from the United States or prolonged detention, manages appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. circuit courts of appeal, and brings 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 distinction between “fraud” and “mistake” when determining whether applicants for naturalization were lawfully admitted to permanent residence.
Nathan’s work has led to recognition by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Arkansas United for his service to the community. He was named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, Nathan was the inaugural recipient of the University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Society’s Commitment to Justice – Early Career Award. During the 2021/2022 academic year, Nathan is serving as a visiting professor of law and temporary director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
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.
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 throughout 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, and several federal district courts, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the Northern District of Texas.
Nathan is fluent in Spanish.