Nathan Severson

Practice Concentrations:

Nathan is a trial lawyer who leads SW&L’s Personal Injury department. One of Nathan’s passions in the law is helping people and families who have had their life catastrophically changed due to a semi truck crash.

Professional History:

Nathan co-founded SW&L in 2013. Prior to that, Nathan worked for a large insurance defense personal injury firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 2005. This provided Nathan valuable insight into how insurance companies and the defense operates, and lit the fire in Nathan to fight against the unfairness in personal injury cases almost always caused by the insurance companies involved.

Professional Memberships and Service:

Member, State Bar Association of North Dakota (“SBAND”).
Member/President Elect, North Dakota Association for Justice (“NDAJ”).
Member, American Association for Justice (“AAJ”).
Member, AAJ Trucking and Bus Litigation Groups.
Member, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (“ATAA”).
Member, State Bar of Nevada.

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Community Involvement

Nathan helped organize the SW&L Charitable Fund, which supports charitable causes throughout the region. Nathan and Carolene also give financial support to local charities and are active members in their church. Nathan currently serves on the NDEMS Foundation Board of Directors, allowing him to continue the legacy his father Dale Severson began.

Personal Background

Nathan was born and raised in Cooperstown, North Dakota, where his family owned the local grocery store until his father passed away in 2003. Nathan met his wife, Carolene, getting married in 2018. Nathan and Carolene recently welcomed their second child, and being a parent has been the best experience Nathan has ever had. In his free time, Nathan spends most of his time with his family, reads/listens to trial lawyer related books, listens to legal podcasts, walks daily, and spends time outside with his family as much as possible. One thing Nathan is most passionate about is constantly learning and evolving, professionally and personally.

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
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Education History

Following high school, Nathan attended NDSU earning a degree in political science, with a minor in business administration. For a year after college, Nathan worked for a company that served North Dakota and Minnesota with house arrest services for individuals accused or convicted of crimes, which gave him insight into the judicial system.

Nathan attended the University of North Dakota School of Law. There, Nathan concentrated on courses and activities related to becoming a trial lawyer. While at UND, Nathan earned an externship placement with Judge Kermit Bye in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, was accepted into the Order of the Coif (awarded to the top 10% of the graduating class), was named to The Order of Barristers (for recognition of advocacy skills), was selected to the UND School of Law Moot Court Association, and graduated with distinction.

Client Reviews

“He showed kindness, professionalism and determination. It felt like a long process and often times I was overwhelmed emotionally having to recount the accident again and again. He and his staff were always very patient with me. I always felt that my concerns and needs were the most important driving force behind their efforts. I was not just another number nor another random client. He got to know my family and made every effort to bring about success for our case.” (Source).

“It is a remarkable thing to realize that there are people of integrity and grit willing to work with you to get the justice you deserve. In the end, we reached a very fair settlement (that never would have happened on my own) and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome and the efforts, expertise and personalism that Nathan and his team brought to the case.” (Source).

“Nathan is knowledgeable, patient, caring and a great attorney. More than that he is a good and decent man.” (Source).

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