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Nathan A. (Nate) Orr


Spencer Fane attorney Nate Orr

T 816.292.8872
F 816.474.3216

Nate Orr serves as general counsel for his clients, managing their legal matters across all the firm’s practice areas. His goal is to connect clients with the very best attorneys available, no matter their business needs. Nate’s approach is to quarterback client relationships, providing clients with a single contact through which to direct all concerns and questions. Whether they have in-house general counsel or not, Nate’s approach enables clients to confidently receive unparalleled quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Nate wants clients to call him, knowing they will end up in the hands of the very best person to handle their issue — whether that is him or someone else.

In managing his client’s relationships with the firm, Nate takes the primary role coordinating litigation and dispute resolution services. His practice focuses on commercial, real estate, financial services and employment litigation. He uses his litigation experience to counsel dozens of businesses and financial institutions, serving as coordinating counsel and providing strategy to restructure credits, protect assets, maintain regulatory compliance, avoid costly litigation and create new business relationships.

Nate’s litigation experience includes complex commercial disputes and an array of employment matters. He has defended management against all types of discrimination and wage and hour claims, including class action and multiple employee cases, and litigation of numerous contracts, including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions. He also has significant experience and trial work litigating various financial services and business disputes, including a six-week jury trial in a $250 million real estate dispute involving complex municipal finance and creative damage theories.

Nate’s involvement in the community enables him to make critical connections and introductions for his clients. He actively speaks on issues such as litigation avoidance and is a published author. Nate is committed to his clients and very involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations, but his strongest commitment is to his family.



  • President, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Immediate Past Chairman of Kansas City’s Downtown Council
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Salvation Army Board for Western Missouri and Kansas

Spencer Fane Leadership

  • Chairman of the Spencer Fane Charitable Contributions Committee
  • Business Development Committee
  • Past Chairman of Hiring Committee


  • Super Lawyer
  • Ingram’s Magazine’s 40 Under Forty Award
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Magazine’s 40 Up & Coming Attorneys
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program
  • KCMBA’s 2005 Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Received his law degree, cum laude, from St. Louis University School of Law, where he served as a Faculty Fellow and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society.
  • Received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Kansas.
  • Read Client Kudos from Nate’s client Enterprise Bank

Contact Nate Orr at 816.292.8872 or norr@spencerfane.com.