Nate Steel

SEI20150227_0345Nate Steel is a Sixth Generation Arkansas lawyer. Mr. Steel grew up in Nashville, AR in a family of lawyers. His father, George Steel, Jr. maintained a practice in the area, as did both grandfathers, Jetty Steel and Boyd Tackett.

Steel attended both undergraduate and law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he was a Chancellors and Deans scholar. While in law school, Mr. Steel served as an extern and law clerk to U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson in Little Rock, and studied International Law at Downing College, Cambridge, England.

Upon graduating, he returned to Nashville to join his family law practice. While there, Steel handled business and personal litigation, included family law, criminal law, and banking law.

In addition to his regular practice, Steel served as County Attorney to Howard County and represented his hometown of Nashville as attorney for the city. He was appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 9th West judicial district in 2008, where he handled hundreds of felony cases ranging from theft to capital murder.

In 2010, Mr. Steel was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives. Serving as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, he authored dozens of pieces of legislation that are now Arkansas law.

His work in the Arkansas Legislature earned him the sole distinction of being named Legislator of the Year by the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

In 2014, Steel left the legislature to be the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Arkansas. While he was unsuccessful, Steel earned the support of countless Arkansas businesses and advocacy groups, which in turn earned him more votes than any member of his party on the ballot that year.  After five years in public service, Steel turned his attention to the formation of Steel, Wright and Collier. Mr. Steel and his wife, Lauren, live in Little Rock.