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Nate Peterson

Nate Peterson is a fifth-generation Idahoan, born and raised in southern Idaho.

Nate holds a degree in Economics and minor in Political Science from Boise State University, where he was elected student body president. Upon graduation, he gave the student commencement and shortly thereafter served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the former-Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Nate attended the Gonzaga University School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar. At Gonzaga, Nate graduated magna cum laude, served as an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, and served as editor-in-chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. Nate was also the recipient of Gonzaga’s Morey-Maurice Award for service and leadership. Nate’s legal internships and externships during law school include the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office, the City of Spokane Valley City Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and Gonzaga’s Business Law Clinic.

I strive to provide the best representation for my clients so they have the best chance for success.

Nate completed an appellate clerkship under Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mark Gibbons and a trial court clerkship under Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Richard Greenwood. Subsequently, Nate started his own private practice and became a Judge Advocate in the Idaho Army National Guard—he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School’s Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Judge Advocate General’s Officer Basic Course and Officer Advanced courses in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Nate served as a trial defense specialist in the Idaho Army National Guard by providing legal defense services to guardsmen facing criminal and/or adverse employment actions. Presently, he serves as a judge advocate in the Idaho Army National Guard 116th Brigade Headquarters where he is judge advocate. Nate is also a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Altogether, he is focused on providing legal solutions to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations; through counsel and representation in civil and commercial litigation. His practice areas include business and employment matters, family and custody issues, criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights violations.

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho State Bar

  • United States District Court, District of Idaho


  • Boise State University, B.A in Economics and Minor in Political Science

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D

    • Magna Cum Laude Honor

  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Officer Basic Course

  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Officer Advanced Course


  • Managing Attorney of Meridian Law Group