Nathan Severson helps people who have been catastrophically injured through the fault of others. As a personal injury/insurance attorney for SW&L Attorneys, Nathan fights for his clients, who are faced with making claims against big corporations and/or insurance companies unwilling to pay full and fair compensation for the derailing of the injured party’s life. Nathan refuses to be intimidated by the other side, and doesn’t back down in his search for justice for his clients.


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What Made Nathan Want to Help Injured People

Following law school, Nathan moved to Las Vegas to practice at a large firm, where he represented various doctors, insurance companies, and other individuals who were defending a lawsuit after injuring someone. After 7+ years, Nathan decided it was time to come back home to North Dakota and help people who have been injured, rather than continue to use his abilities to help those who caused injury and avoid responsibility. One advantage Nathan’s experience in Las Vegas provided him, is he was able to see the “tricks of the trade” used by insurance companies to avoid paying for damages caused by their insureds.


Educational Background
Following high school, Nathan attended North Dakota State University and received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, Nathan worked for a company that served North Dakota and Minnesota with services for house arrest, which gave him insight into the judicial system. Nathan enrolled in law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he earned his law degree with distinction in 2005.


During law school, Nathan had the honor of arguing a mock appellate case before the North Dakota Supreme Court with his law partner Greg. After his first year of law school, Nathan had the privilege to extern for Judge Kermit Bye in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In the summer of 2004, Nathan worked as a summer clerk for a law firm in Fargo. Nathan was accepted into the Order of the Coif (awarded to the top 10% of his graduating class) and the Order of the Barristers (awarded for advocacy skills).


Personal Background
Nathan was born and raised in Cooperstown, North Dakota, where his family owned the local grocery store. Nathan decided to get into business at a young age when he bought the local milk delivery business that delivered to businesses in Cooperstown, Finley and the surrounding area. Nathan’s Dad and Mom stressed and instilled in him the value of hard work and customer service, along with a sense of community that is important in North Dakota. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys golfing with friends, spending time at the lakes with his fiance, volunteering time or attending charity events, and spending time with family.


Honors & Recognition
Listed as a Super Lawyer for Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fargo, 2013-2017
Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012
Clark County Law Foundation-Most Dedicated New Senior Attorney, 2011


Admitted to Practice
North Dakota, 2009
United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2013
Nevada, 2005
United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2005
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2008


Blog Articles Applicable to Nathan’s Practice Areas
Whether or Not the Other Driver was Cited in Your Accident Doesn’t Matter in Your North Dakota Negligence Case
Trucking Accidents: Know the Rules for Trucks Driving in North Dakota Weather
It May Not Feel Like it at Times, but Your Insurance Company has an Obligation to Handle Your Claim in Good Faith
Comparative Fault in North Dakota
Why Can’t You Tell the Jury the Person Who Injured Me has Insurance?
Are You Liable for not Clearing Your Driveway?
I was Told by Workers Compensation that I Can’t Recover Pain and Suffering. Is this True Even if Another Company that is not My Employer is at Fault for my Injuries?
Hosting a Social Gathering (and Potential Liability)-Dram Shop Liability and Social Gatherings
The “Ins and Outs” of Jury Duty in North Dakota
Read the Fine Print: How Your Health Insurance Avoids Covering Your Medical Bills
There Is Nothing “Independent” About An “Independent Medical Examination
You Have to “Pay, to Play” (In Court)-Recreational Immunity in North Dakota
Wait A Minute, My Insurance Still Pays Even If I Am Not At Fault For a Car Accident in North Dakota?
5 Things to Know About Medical Malpractice in North Dakota
A DUI For Riding A Bicycle?