Nathaniel Plemons joined Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann in 2021 as an Associate Attorney, representing clients in a variety of practice areas including securities fraud, complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and First Amendment disputes. He has a talent for conducting discovery and factual investigations, and takes great care to learn from the nuances of each case he takes on.
Before coming to the firm, Nathaniel clerked for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, where he proved to be a valuable asset to the Honorable Mark T. Pittman in the Fort Worth Division. Nathaniel assisted in drafting memorandum opinions and orders in civil and white-collar criminal cases, and in preparing for trials, hearings, sentencings, discovery disputes, and conferences. He also managed Judge Pittman’s civil docket, particularly complex commercial litigation, class actions, copyright, constitutional law, and healthcare fraud cases, and developed internal procedures for Judge Pittman’s chambers, promoting efficient case resolution.
Nathaniel also brings experience from his past positions assisting attorneys in settlement negotiations and mediations, preparing them for trial, and researching and drafting several successful motions. He honed his skills in research and writing by drafting numerous litigation memos that resolved critical issues in complex financial and Medicare/Medicaid fraud cases.
Nathaniel graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History from Rhodes College in 2017, where he was a natural-born leader in and out of the classroom. He made the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll, captained the Men’s Track and Field team, led his choir section, published original historical research presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, and founded the Entrepreneurship Club. His time in graduate school was no different; Nathaniel went on to earn his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2020, where he was a Research Assistant, Managing Editor for and contributing author to the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, and participated in Mock Trial, Moot Court, the Branstetter Litigation Program, and Vanderbilt Criminal Justice Program. He also received the Dean’s Scholarship.
Nathaniel strives to make a positive impact on his surrounding community. He was selected to be a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 2020 Leadership Class, an Associate of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, and is an involved member of both the Dallas and American Bar Associations.
Outside of law, Nathaniel enjoys CrossFit, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, exploring National Parks, and volunteering with Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to mentoring and providing friendship to special needs children and adolescents. He will begin his clerkship for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2023.
Rhodes College, B.A. with honors, cum laude
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
- Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Managing Editor
- Member of the Dallas Bar Association
- Member of the 2021 Leadership Class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Member of the Texas Bar College
- Associate of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court
- Law clerk for the Honorable Mark T. Pittman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Future law clerk for the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- State Bar of Texas
- US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Weeding Out Wolves: Protecting Speakers and Punishing Pirates in Unmasking Analyses, 22 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 181, 2019
- Before, During, and After Law School: A Young Litigator’s Perspective, Texas Christian University, September 2021 & April 2022
- Section 230 & Social Media: Platforms, Publishers, or Legislators of Modern Discourse?, Texas Christian University, April 2022