Nathan "Nate" Roberts

Nathan "Nate" Roberts

Connelly Law Offices

Recognized since 2019

Tacoma, Washington

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Nate Roberts is a trial lawyer who represents real, everyday people as they work to hold corporations and government accountable. His primary focus is on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. Over the course of his career, he has successfully tried a wide variety of major cases in both state and federal court, resulting in seven-figure and eight-figure verdicts in the Superior Courts of King, Pierce, and Spokane Counties, as well as U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. His cases have often garnered public attention, resulting in changes in training, policy, design, and legislation, with the goal of preventing future injuries and deaths.


  • 2301 North 30th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98403


  • English


  • Seattle University , J.D., graduated 2008
  • University of Washington, Business Administration, cum laude, graduated 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, WSBA No. 40457


  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington - Active Member
  • Justice for All PAC - Board of Directors
  • Law Alumni Board, Seattle University School of Law - Board of Directors
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Active Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice - Board of Governors, EAGLE Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Connelly Law Offices
Headquarters: Tacoma, Washington

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • “Super Lawyer” (Limited to Top 5% of Washington Attorneys), Super Lawyers Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); “Rising Star” (2012)
  • Recipient, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Clinic Service (2013)
  • Recipient, Washington State Association for Justice New Lawyer Award (2012)

Woodring-Thueson v. University of Washington, 2018 WL 3476610 (Wash.Super.)

$25.3 million jury verdict for woman who experienced delay in diagnosis of basilar artery occlusion after being admitted to Harborview Medical Center

Foster v. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, 2017 WL 2600580 (Wash.Super.)

$9.5 million jury verdict for widow and family of 48-year-old man killed in motorcycle collision with fire truck

Stahl v. State of Washington, Dep’t of Corrections, 2015 WL 3603747 (Wash.Super.)

$8 million jury verdict for adult daughter of inmate who died of positional asphyxia after corrections staff failed to properly respond to an episode of diabetic hypoglycemia

Philichi v. United States of America, 2011 WL 7305917 (W.D.Wash.)

$3.9 million verdict for 20-year-old man who lost use of his dominant right hand following failure to diagnose compartment syndrome

Meline v. State, DSHS, et al., 2017 WL 3496663 (Wash.Super.)

$2.9 million jury verdict against State and $2.5 million settlement from confidential provider for family of man who was murdered by schizophrenic son following discharge from state-run psychiatric hospital

Fisher v. United States of America, 2010 WL 3894561; 2010 WL 3835188 (W.D. Wash.)

$1.9 million verdict (2nd chair) for widow and adult children of man who was killed in automobile collision caused by federal employee

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