Nathan L. Karlin

Manhattan, Kansas
Attorney
Phone (785) 539-4656
Fax (785) 539-1750

The National Trial Lawyers

Nathan is a partner at Pottroff & Karlin, and strongly believes in the firm’s commitment to advancing public safety across the country.  Since joining the law firm in 2012, Nathan has devoted the majority of his practice to fighting for railroad accident victims.  There are over 3,000 train accidents a year.  Hundreds of people lose their lives and even more are seriously injured.  Nathan understands that life can be profoundly changed in an instant by a train collision.  He also understands many of these railroad tragedies are preventable.  Nathan is active in courtrooms throughout the country advocating for a safer tomorrow.  He is committed to serving the community and furthering safety in the transportation industry.

Nathan received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Kansas State University.  In law school, Nathan also received his certificate in Trial Advocacy and served two consecutive years at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy where he authored an article on how the railroad industry is attempting to use legal arguments to avoid being held accountable for public safety.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Memberships and Associations:

  • Riley County Bar Association
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
Railroad News
October 4, 2019

California Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

October 1, 2019

Tennessee Cement Truck Driver Seriously Injured at Unguarded Crossing

Testimonials

Bob Pottroff has fought for the victims of the railroads’ callous disregard for safety more than any other attorney that I know. I should know because I am currently Chair-elect of the Railroad Section of ATLA.

Robert SchuetzeBoulder, Colorado

Mr. Pottroff has shaken the rail industry to its very roots. Settlements are now more common as a result of the way he has exposed the industry’s wrongdoing.

Mike EasleyArkansas

Bob Pottroff’s work in railroad safety law is unmatched and he has been the source of great advice and phenomenal creativity.

Roger BrownJefferson City, Missouri

In addition to his substantive contributions to railroad grade crossing safety, I have personally observed his untiring efforts and contributions to improving the integrity of the legal system.

Elizabeth HardyLake Charles, Louisiana
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