A brief history of Nathan Jay Kavlie

I was raised in Jamestown, North Dakota. Oldest of three boys, I'm the son of Lutheran parents who valued education and sitting down for nightly meals as a family. College was four years at idyllic Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where I studied philosophy and politics, had great conversations over espresso (I tried so hard to like espresso), and found some amazing friends.

I spent a few years working in Minneapolis before heading to Ann Arbor for law school at the University of Michigan. I actually loved law school.

I worked at the best firm in Minneapolis for a few years, practicing commercial real estate with a bunch of amazing attorneys. Then tried two other wonderful firms in Minneapolis before realizing that wasn't the way I want to practice law.

So now I'm on my own. I refocused my legal work to serve small businesses and individuals looking for solution-focused legal advice - and I turned a long-standing love of photography into a co-career. For me it's an amazing combination.

My husband Cory is a family therapist and we live in south Minneapolis with our two rescue terriers, Maggie and Alice. We're slowly turning into those people who get excited about neighborhood plant sales and installing a ceiling fan on the porch.

If you think you might need some legal help, shoot me an email and we'll go from there.

Nathan Jay Kavlie

University of Michigan Law School • J.D. (2004) 

  • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Editor-in-Chief (2003-2004)

  • Irving Stenn Jr. Award (2004)

Kenyon College • B.A. (1996)

  • magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission • Minnesota