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Nathan Starnes

Nate is a former high-level cyclist previously racing for, among other teams, Team Bob’s Bicycles, and he was good at it.  Nate rose the ranks quickly and found himself to be a good criterium and time trialist. Nate has won multiple day stage events as well as single day events. However, he and his teammates continue to hold the course record for LOTOJA, a race covering 206 miles in one day, set in 2013 of 8 hours and 47 minutes.  Knowing this, you must wonder how this translates over to his work and dedication to the Law.  According to Nate, the sheer mental toughness and dedication required to ride 206 miles carries over to the work Nate does as a Trial Lawyer.

Since joining the Plaintiff’s bar in 2017, Nate has spearheaded efforts in forcing big business to draft, adopt, and implement safety rules, policies, and procedures in order to promote community safety.  According to Nate, corporations and/or individuals who choose to violate the rules and systems designed to protect the community must be held accountable.  Through his extensive litigation and trial experience, Nate has done exactly that in cases against trucking companies and their drivers, nursing home facilities, hospitals, and large corporations.

In 2019, Nate joined Feller & Wendt, a trial firm with offices in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona.  As a member of Feller & Wendt, Nate co-manages Feller & Wendt’s Meridian, Idaho litigation division.  As a head of that division, Nate’s practice is devoted 100% to trial work, where he has worked extensively on cases involving traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, and catastrophic injuries. He takes genuine pleasure helping clients, who have been harmed by the acts of another, navigate the sometimes difficult and confusing litigation process.

Prior to joining Feller Wendt, Nate spent a decade working for large defense law firms, where he defended automobile collisions, Idaho Counties and Cities, and medical professionals.  Working on the defense provided Nate with insight into how insurance companies and their legal teams defend, evaluate, and eventually try or settle cases.  He credits, in part, his effectiveness now as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer to his prior work in the defense industry, which taught him to see how the defense approaches and defends against complex litigation.

Nate is a graduate and master graduate of the Keenan Trial Institute.  He is a Father of 5 and enjoys boating, snowboarding, surfing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and most of all golfing (or at least the ice-cold beer that accompanies chasing around a little white ball).

Nate is licensed in both Idaho and Utah.

 

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