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Nathan Sukhia

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Management
  • Contingent Judgment Enforcement

Biography

Nathan obtained his B.A. from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Federal District Court Judge James Jarvis as well as for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee and rounded out his law school time working at the Plaintiff's firm Butler Vines & Babb in Knoxville, Tennessee.

While in undergraduate school and law school, Nathan served as a staff Sergeant in the Tennessee Air National Guard 134th security forces squadron out of McGhee Tyson air base in Knoxville Tennessee. While in the guard, Nathan received the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee scholarship, was a security police academy squad leader, ground defense school platoon leader, and was a member of (1) the governor's task force on drug eradication, (2) the Ocoee River Olympics security detail, and (3) a Vice Presidential security detail. Nathan’s guard unit received the Tennessee National Guarding distinguishing it accommodation ribbon.

Upon graduation, he and his wife Noel moved to Tacoma, where he worked first for a land use and commercial real estate development firm and then for six years with the real estate litigation and transaction firm McFerran, Burns & Stovall. Nathan's practice focus includes personal injury, real estate/business, estate planning/probate as well as trust management. Nathan was selected to Super Lawyers by his peers in 2005 and 2015, named as a Washington State Rising Star in the area of real estate. He presently owns and operates Gig Harbor Law in Gig Harbor, Washington and lives in Gig Harbor with his wife and their four boys.

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Contract Drafting Academic Excellence
  • Covenant College, Lookout Mountain
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Sociology

Bar Admission

  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2002

Honors

  • 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2005 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Past Positions

  • McFerran and Burns, Associate Attorney, 2003 to 2009
  • Butler Vines and Babb, P.L.L.C., Research Clerk, 1999 to 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Law Clerk, 1999 to 1999
  • U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee, Law Clerk, 1999 to 1999

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association University of Tennessee Chapter, Secretary, 1998 to 1999
  • CLS University of Tennessee Chapter, President, 1999 to 2000
  • American Bar Association University of Tennessee, Member, 1998 to 2001