Nathan P. Roberts

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Tacoma, Washington

Connelly Law Offices
Nathan P. Roberts
Connelly Law Offices

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

Licensed in Washington since: 2008

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012

Connelly Law Offices

2301 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA 98403 Phone: 253-593-5100 Email: Nathan P. Roberts Visit website


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.

When away from the office, Nate enjoys running, sailing, wakeboarding, camping, and tailgating Husky football games. He lives in Gig Harbor with his wife, Carly, daughter, Abigail, and the family’s chocolate Labrador Retriever, Enza.

First Admitted: 2008, Washington

Professional Webpage:

  • Recognized Lawyer in Best Lawyers, 2019. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers., Recognized Lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • New Lawyer Award, Washington State Association for Justice, 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2013
Educational Background:
  • Law Clerk Extern to Hon. Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, and by designation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2008
  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude, 2004
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • TPCBA Volunteer Legal Services - Pro Bono Legal Clinic Attorney (2011 – 2016), 2016
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Hensley v. MultiCare Health System, 2019 WL 8724049 (Wash.Super.) - $28 million settlement, following 3½ week jury trial, for man who suffered spinal cord injury during anterior cervical discectomy/fusion surgery, 2019
  • DeMoor et al. v. Northwest Pole Structures et al., 2019 WL 7944391 (Wash.Super.) - $3.85 million global settlement of liability and insurance bad faith claims for victims of commercial vehicle collision, 2019
  • C.W. v. State, Dep’t of Social and Health Svcs., 2019 WL 7900583 (Wash.Super.) - $3.5 million settlement for victim of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, 2019
  • Pope v. United State of America, 2020 WL 10354877 (W.D.Wash.) - $4.5 million settlement for wrongful death arising from surgical malpractice at Madigan Army Medical Center, 2020
  • Overmyer v. Swedish & U.S. Anesthesia Partners, 2021 WL 5122341 (Wash.Super) - $8 million settlement for estate of woman who died from anesthetic complications following robotic hysterectomy surgery, 2021
  • Stringer v. Construction Co., 2021 WL 4071535 (Wash.Super) - $12 million settlement for wrongful death of construction worker who was buried alive in jobsite accident, 2021
  • Smith v. Confidential Hospitals, 2020 WL 5666091 (Wash.Super.) - $20.1 million settlement for stroke patient who suffered a series of “watershed strokes” caused by drug-induced hypotension, 2020
  • D.H. et al. v. State, D.C.Y.F., 2021 WL 3288440 (Wash.Super) - $16.5 million for former foster child and three daughters who were the victims of sexual and physical abuse by former foster father, 2021
  • 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, 2018
  • 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, 2017
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2011
  • 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, 2017
  • Ostling v. City of Bainbridge Island et al., 2012 WL 2578710 (W.D.Wash.) $1 million verdict for family of mentally-ill man who was shot and killed by police during routine welfare check, 2012
  • Binschus et al. v. State of Washington et al., 2013 WL 4028223 (Wash.Super.) - represented victims of shooting rampage in claims against State for negligent supervision of perpetrator ($9 million total settlement), 2013
  • Bloedow v. King County, 2011 WL 3366533 (Wash.Super.) • $4.5 million settlement for woman injured in bus-pedestrian collision, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington - Active Member (2014-Present), 2019
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation - Board of Directors (2014 – 2016), 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington - Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative (2014 – 2016), 2016
  • TPCBA Volunteer Legal Services - Pro Bono Legal Clinic Attorney (2011 – 2016), 2016
  • Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID) - Board of Directors (2012 – 2017); Chairman of the Board (2013 – 2016), 2016
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) - Board of Trustees (2013); President, Young Lawyers Section (2013); Young Lawyers Section, Board of Trustees (2010 – 2014); Active Member (2008-Present), 2019
  • Law Alumni Board, Seattle University School of Law - Board of Directors (2015 – Present), 2019
  • Justice for All PAC - Board of Directors (2017 – Present), 2019
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) - President-Elect; Board of Governors (2015-present); Active EAGLE Member (2008-Present), 2019

Office location for Nathan P. Roberts

2301 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA 98403


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  • Rising Stars: 2012

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