Nathaniel Martens is a native of Newton, Kansas. He attended Chadron State College in the Panhandle of rural Nebraska while completing his undergraduate studies. Graduating suma cum laude, Mr. Martens earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies, majoring in Criminal Justice, and minoring in Legal Studies. He was also the 2013 recipient of the Chadron State College Platinum Eagle Award. The award is presented to one male and one female student demonstrating exemplary academic achievement, community service, and leadership qualities. The award is often considered the highest honor offered at Chadron State College.
While attending Chadron State, Mr. Martens remained committed to his home in Kansas, painting Newton-area homes in the summers, and returning to the state to attend law school at Washburn University School of Law. Mr. Martens enjoyed academic success at Washburn, and in the Spring of 2015, Mr. Martens was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Washburn Law Journal, Volume 55. Mr. Martens 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 University School of Law in 2016, earning magna cum laude honors with receipt of his juris doctorate.
Mr. Martens joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 2016 and practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. He is a member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations.