Nathan “Nate” Kennedy is a seasoned trial lawyer in The Carlson Law Firm’s South Austin location. He works tirelessly to seek justice for injured people seriously hurt or killed by the negligent acts of careless corporations. Nate is a partner with his firm and is licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado.
Experience on Your Side
Nate graduated from the University of Ohio, receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor. Shortly after graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, where he proudly served our country.
To date, Nate has litigated 25 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts.
In the last 10 years alone, Nate has recovered over $50 million in trial verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements for his clients.
When he’s not hard at work representing his clients, Nate enjoys barbecue. He’s known for giving excellent barbecue restaurant recommendations and once appeared on the Travel Channel’s Diva Q.
As a U.S. Army combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Nate is no stranger to leadership in conflict. In 2009, he tried and won his first jury trial in Baghdad, Iraq as lead prosecutor for the 1st Cavalry Division. Following an engagement with the enemy in Sadr City while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Nate was also awarded the Combat Action Badge.
2022 – $5.6 Million settlement for brain injury caused when a delivery driver struck a pedestrian in a neighborhood.
2022 – $1,150,000 settlement for spine injuries sustained in a collision caused by an 18-wheeler jackknife during a snow storm on Interstate 35.
2022 – $950,000 settlement for spine injuries caused by an 18-wheeler losing control in a construction zone on Interstate 35.
2021 – $3 Million settlement for brain injury arising out of workplace accident.
2020 – $2 Million settlement for neck injury sustained in a collision caused by the driver for a package delivery company.
Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
Juris Doctorate (Law Journal: Ohio State Law Journal, Editor, 2005 – 2007)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
B.B.A. (Honors: Cum Laude / Major: Economics)
Memberships and Recognitions
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Austin Monthly Magazine – Austin’s Top Attorneys
MILITARY HONORS & AWARDS
Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Air Assault Badge
Combat Action Badge
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Ohio State Alumni Association of Austin, TX
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
United States Army – Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Trial Defense Attorney, 2010 – 2012
United States Army – Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Trial Counsel, 2009
United States Army – Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Legal Assistance Attorney, 2008
United States Army – Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Army Defense Appellate Division, 2006
Department of Homeland Security, Legal Intern, 2005
Contact a South Austin Personal Injury Lawyer
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The Carlson Law Firm in South Austin, TX
135 W Slaughter Ln Suite A
Austin, TX 78748