Nicholas Kato


Nicholas Kato is an associate in the Litigation Department. He has experience in white collar defense matters and complex commercial litigation. Nick frequently helps develop and execute case strategies, research and draft pleadings and motions, prepare and attend depositions, and manage discovery and document review issues.

Prior to attending law school, Nick worked as an investigator who sought justice for wrongfully convicted prisoners. He located witnesses and evidence for trial and appellate court petitions and developed trial strategy and innocence case theories with attorneys.

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Investigations Done Right: Avoiding Pitfalls, Staying the Course, and Getting the Evidence," Innocence Network Conference, April 2016

Board Memberships & Community Service

SEIU Local 925 Seattle, shop steward and bargaining team member, June 2012-May 2014



Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2019)
Managing Editor, Temple Law Review
Order of the Coif
Finalist, Moot Court Competition Team
Co-Chair, Expungement Project

University of Washington (B.A. 2009)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania