Nathan Shaman is a San Diego based attorney focuses on medical marijuana law but offers a broad range of legal services as well. Whether you need assistance asserting your medical marijuana rights against criminal charges, defending your business against an overbearing city government, or developing the next cutting edge marijuana business model, Nathan will fight for your rights and work with you to develop your business plan. Nathan’s practice includes many other areas of law, such as civil rights litigation, which you can learn more about by checking out the Practice Areas page.
Nathan is admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California and the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Nathan is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Legal Committee of Americans for Safe Access, and the California NORML Legal Committee.
Nathan is originally from Dayton, Ohio where he graduated cum laude from Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in physics. While there, Nathan also studied astronomy and Hebrew, and he was an active member and leader in the local chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Before graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2010, Nathan clerked with a civil law firm, interned for the late Judge Napoleon Jones, Jr. in the San Diego federal court, and interned for the San Diego County Public Defender. While attending law school, Nathan received various honors including Outstanding Oral Advocate for appellate “moot court” and the highest grades in the class for constitutional law and energy law. Nathan also was an Inaugural Editor for the Journal of Climate and Energy Law.
In his personal and professional life, Nathan is defined by his advocacy of civil rights, environmental justice, and animal rights.