Nate Bingham represents victims of aviation accidents, civil rights violations, and other catastrophic accidents. He has been involved in numerous high-profile trials, but takes pride in aggressively pursuing each and every one of his cases. Several of Nate’s cases have attracted considerable media attention, appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, and dozens of other news outlets.
Nate has successfully litigated airplane and helicopter crash cases against airlines, government entities, product manufacturers, and aerospace companies both large and small. Due to his expertise, other plaintiffs’ attorneys frequently engage Nate as co-counsel, to help them navigate the complexities of aviation accident litigation in their own cases. Nate is also regularly invited to give presentations to other attorneys and students on legal issues relevant to aviation, such as international treaties related to commercial air travel, and the ever-changing case law on personal jurisdiction.
In his civil rights practice, Nate represents individuals in lawsuits against police, jails, prisons, and government contactors that violate the rights of individuals. Nate has experience as lead counsel representing the families of individuals who died as a result of police shootings, medical neglect by jail medical providers, and poor monitoring by corrections officers that led to in-custody suicides and fatal drug overdoses.
Prior to joining Krutch Lindell, Nate worked for a national insurance defense firm, where he defended personal injury lawsuits on behalf of insurers and corporations. This experience gave Nate invaluable insight into the defense’s perspective that now helps him effectively litigate and negotiate cases on behalf of plaintiffs. Nate also worked as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Seattle, affording him an insider’s understanding of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Nate is licensed to practice law in Washington state and Alaska, but regularly litigates cases in other states and Canadian provinces on a pro hac vice basis.
Professional Involvement and Recognition
Nate is the chair of the King County Bar Association’s Aviation Law Section, a member of American Association for Justice’s Aviation Law Section, and an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.
Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Nate was selected to the Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, an honor limited to just 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.
Nate graduated in 2013 from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was selected to The Order of the Barristers, a national honor society recognizing outstanding oral and written advocacy.
Before attending law school, Nate earned his B.A. in anthropology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. At Bowdoin, Nate played football and was a co-captain of the track and field team, receiving both all-conference academic honors and all-New England athletic honors.
Praise for Nate Bingham
“I recently came to a final settlement, a year in the making, which almost ruined me; financially and emotionally, but for the steady, professional guidance and advocacy I received from Nate. From the moment I reached out to him (referred by a trusted, long-time friend who is also an attorney) I was treated with respect and compassion. Throughout the year; from my week in the hospital, to having to find a new place to live while rehabilitating my injured arm, to navigating credit agencies that threatened to ruin my credit without immediate payment; Nate took as much off my plate as possible, but also always presented me with choices; leaving the decision with me, at each stage. Nate negotiated earnest money to pay for immediate expenses/bills, wrangled with hospital billing departments, the insurance staff, and basically helped me to be free to take care of my own business (and I had a lot to keep up with), providing me with a relatively smooth ride, in what could have been an absolute catastrophe. I absolutely recommend hiring him; he earns his fee many times over and reminds you why we have attorneys in the first place. I can’t thank him and his staff enough.” – Personal injury client
“Excellent attorney. He had great communication throughout the process and did a good job of letting me know what to expect.” – Personal injury client
“I have had Nate as opposing counsel in a few matters and I have always been impressed with him. He is a very good attorney, and one will be in good hands with him on your side.” – Robert, attorney
In the News
“King County jail pays $2 million to partially settle suit over woman who died in custody,” The Seattle Times, October 19, 2021
“Seattle agrees to settle lawsuit by family of man killed by police on New Year’s Eve 2018,” The Seattle Times, October 13, 2021
“3 WA families on how new police laws could have helped their loved ones,” Crosscut, May 26, 2021
“#MeToo at 30,000 feet: A revitalized cause of action for sexual violence occurring on international flights,” by Nate Bingham, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News, December, 2019
“Passenger sues airline over response to in-flight illness,” KIRO 7 News, September 28, 2020
“Mother with mental health symptoms died in jail from ‘torturous’ neglect, lawsuit claims,” NBC News, February 12, 2020
“Parents of passenger in fatal helicopter crash to receive $812,000 from state,” The Lewiston Tribune, October 25, 2019
Connect with Nate
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a major accident or civil rights violation, please reach out to Nate at +1-206-892-3121 or JNB@krutchlindell.com. He is always willing to provide a free initial evaluation.
Krutch Lindell welcomes clients regardless of their nationality or immigration status, and we regularly work with interpreters in different languages. For any non-English inquiries, please contact Nate directly.