Kennedy Nate

Kennedy Nate

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kennedy Nate is an attorney with a practice focused on commercial and complex commercial disputes, including in the areas of contract, intellectual property (e.g., trademark, copyright, and trade secret), partnership and corporation disputes, and commercial foreclosure.

Mr. Nate graduated with a degree in Spanish from the University of Utah in 2008. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated with high honors and was a teaching assistant in legal writing. While in law school, Mr. Nate worked as a Quinney Research Fellow to Professor Amos N. Guiora, assisting Professor Guiora with research relating to national security and religious extremism. Much of Mr. Nate's research is featured in the book TOLERATING INTOLERANCE: THE PRICE OF PROTECTING EXTREMISM, Amos N. Guiora (Oxford University Press, 2014). In addition, Mr. Nate worked as an extern for the Honorable Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court for the District of Utah and the Honorable Jill N. Parrish of the Utah Supreme Court during his second and third years of law school.

He is licensed to practice law in the Utah federal and state courts, Colorado federal court, and before the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals.

Mr. Nate is also a registered lobbyist with the state of Utah. He has represented clients from various industries on issues relating to municipality law, health insurance, property and casualty insurance, workers compensation, and other business related issues.

In 2016 Mr. Nate was included on the list of Mountain States Rising Stars in Super Lawyers (TM), an honor given to only the top 2.5% of attorneys practicing in the Mountain States (Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) under the age of 40 or practicing law for less than 10 years.

Bar Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah


  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • University of Utah - 2008
    • Major: Spanish

Past Employment Positions

  • Amos N. Guiora, Research Fellow
  • Hon. Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Extern
  • Hon. Jill N. Parrish of the Utah Supreme Court, Extern