Nathan A. Olin

Nate standing in front of law booksNathan A. Olin is an employment law and civil litigation specialist. His more than two decades of legal experience comes from the private sector, the federal government, and institutions of higher education. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut and before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Nate graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mount Union, where he received a full academic scholarship, was chosen Outstanding Senior Man, and elected President of the Student Senate. He then received his juris doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law, where he served as a Head Teaching Assistant.

Nate served over a decade as the only career law clerk employed by the United States District Court for all of Western Massachusetts. During those years, virtually every federal criminal and civil matter originating in Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Franklin counties flowed through the chambers where Nate worked.

Before that, Nate was an associate attorney in the Trial and Appellate section of Robinson & Cole, LLP in Hartford, Connecticut. During law school, Nate interned full time at both the United States Attorney’s Office (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force) and the Environmental Protection Agency (Region I Counsel’s Office) as well as at private law firms in Washington, D.C. and Boston.

Most recently, and for approximately six years, Nate was the founding partner of a Western Massachusetts law firm where he specialized in assisting employees (and select employers) in discrimination, whistleblower, consumer protection, and wage-and-hour disputes. Nate also has a niche practice representing employees of schools and academic institutions.

Nate has a diverse trial-focused practice. He has successfully litigated major class actions at the United States District Court, regularly appears in the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts, represents clients at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and participates in numerous contested hearings at the Department of Unemployment Assistance. In addition, he litigates cases in the Connecticut courts, mediates grievances, and helps negotiate major settlements.

Nate was specially retained by the United States Department of Justice to represent five current and former federal employees in a complicated qui tam litigation in the federal trial and appellate courts. In another complex matter, involving the constitutionality of beer franchising laws, Nate was appointed as Special Counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Office of Attorney General.

Education

University of Mount Union, BA Magna Cum Laude (1991)
Northeastern University School of Law, JD (1995)

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Connecticut
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Lectures

In addition to working as a lawyer, Nate writes, lectures and teaches regularly at Bay Path University, where he focuses on Litigation and Torts. Nate has led classes at law schools and other institutions. He has also been a panelist at multiple state and federal court seminars and can be seen on Western Mass News Legal Line.

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