Nathan Needham was born and raised in Pacific County in Raymond, Washington. A graduate of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho School of Law, he is a member of the Washington State Bar.
Nathan began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Pacific County, working two district courts, the county juvenile court, and adult felonies, while assisting with Pacific County civil matters. During that time he worked on a wide range of cases and tried a significant number of cases to completion. In late 2003, he left the prosecutor’s office for the Law Offices of Guy Glenn.
Nathan immediately took to working on criminal matters from the defense perspective and brought a wealth of trial experience into an already successful criminal defense practice. At the same time, both Nathan and Guy worked to grow the personal injury area of practice for the firm representing people in a wide range of injury cases.
Today, you can find Nathan representing criminal defense and personal injury clients while also working to help those in need of estate planning and probate services. As a senior partner, Nathan and the NG Law team work diligently with clients to make sure their stories are heard. He is in charge of the litigation side of the firm, doing mostly trial work. Nathan believes working to discover people’s stories is the most rewarding part of the job.
“There is something magical about watching a story unfold and finding the gold nuggets in that story that connect that single person to so many others. It is the power of connection that brings us together, that binds us in a common purpose, and provides the will to act to make sure that justice is served in every case.”
When out of the office, Nathan finds time to work as a basketball coach with area youth and serves as the assistant Ilwaco High School Boys Basketball Coach. He enjoys giving back to the community and helping mentor young men both on and off the court. Nathan notes that working as a coach is a constant reminder that one always needs to be present in “the moment you are in,” a skill that always needs work and practice both in life, the courtroom, and basketball. Outside of coaching, Nathan enjoys fishing, spending time with his family traveling, and working on home projects.