Nathaniel Martens is a native of Newton, Kansas. He attended Newton High School and Chadron State College in the panhandle of rural Nebraska. While at Chadron State, Mr. Martens obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Legal Studies. He graduated from Chadron State suma cum laude and was the 2013 recipient of the Chadron State College Platinum Eagle Award. This award is presented annually to one male and one female student demonstrating exemplary academic achievement, community service, and leadership qualities.
While attending Chadron State, Mr. Martens returned home each summer to join his brothers running a small residential painting company in Newton and the surrounding area.
Mr. Martens attended law school at Washburn University School of Law. There, Mr. Martens served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Washburn Law Journal, Volume 55. He was also selected as a finalist for the J. Richard Foth Award and was a two-time recipient of the J. L. Weigand Legal Education Trust Scholarship. He graduated from Washburn in 2016, earning magna cum laude honors with receipt of his juris doctorate.
Mr. Martens joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 2016 after clerking with the firm for two summers. He practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. Mr. Martens has practiced in both state and federal court and has nearly equal experience representing plaintiffs and defendants, providing a valuable perspective in handling cases.
Mr. Martens is married with one child. He and his family enjoy rural living near Whitewater, Kansas. Mr. Martens currently serves as a co-editor for the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Journal, and is a member of the Newton Rotary Club, Newton Young Professionals, Wichita Young Professionals, the Wichita Bar Association, and the Kansas Bar Association. He also enjoys sharing his love for sports, often refereeing or coaching little league football for various ages.