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Nate Newman is a trial attorney who handles complex tort and business disputes in federal and state courts.

While he focuses his practice on product liability and mass tort defense, he has also litigated consumer class actions and commercial cases. He is part of National Counsel and local trial counsel teams for clients in a variety of industry sectors, including aviation, HVAC, vertical transportation, industrial steam system components, raw minerals, and telecommunications. Nate handles all aspects of the litigation process, from initial case evaluation through discovery to trial and appeal. He recognizes that, in most cases, clients want the quickest and most cost-effective resolution available, and works closely with them to aggressively identify and implement a workable strategy to achieve these objectives. He has a track record of stepping in to existing litigation for clients and promptly reducing the number of pending cases as well as deterring new filings.

Nate grew up in suburban Detroit, Michigan, and is a dedicated fan of the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and Lions. In undergrad, he coached 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball at a small Ann Arbor middle school. He moved to California to attend law school, where he spent a semester as an extern for Judge Alex Kozinski. Outside the office, Nate and his wife spend most of their time chasing their two children around the parks of Chicago.

Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2003); Law Review
University of Michigan (B.A., 2000)
State Admissions
Illinois, 2016
California, 2003
Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Service Areas
Mass Tort & Product Liability
Business Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Industries Represented
Consumer Products
Machinery Manufacturing
  • Obtained and successfully defended on appeal a dismissal of a putative state-wide class action against a major telecommunications corporation
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal for a manufacturer of an anti-wrinkle/anti-aging cream in a putative state-wide class action; plaintiffs dismissed rather than oppose the Motion to Dismiss
  • Second-chaired a three day jury trial in Los Angeles County for an auto accident case; jury verdict was less than half of plaintiff’s final pre-trial settlement demand

Speaking Engagements

  • “Antitrust: The Art of War,” 2015 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2015)


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2009-2011, 2015-2018)