Nathan D. Wente, Attorney at Law

I grew up in a small town near Portland, Oregon. I was involved in a variety of athletics through high school and managed to earn a full scholarship to play football at BYU in Provo, Utah. After a few years at BYU I left and ultimately graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in psychology.

After undergraduate school I attended law school in southern California. While attending law school I spent a great deal of time working outside of class. While many of my classmates were dedicated to getting top grades I spent my time working and volunteering at private law firms as well as the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office. I was more interested in learning how to be a lawyer than I was interested in becoming a great exam taker.

After graduating from law school in 2008 I took the California bar exam. While waiting for the results of the exam (which takes about 3-4 months) I immediately started looking for employment. I did not care for southern California so I narrowed my searches to locations that would take me closer to Oregon. Before the bar exam results were released I was hired to work at the Siskiyou County District Attorney's office.

It was not long after my employment as a Deputy District Attorney that I began to realize that our criminal justice system was not at all like I had been told. I began to come to the conclusion that I did not belong working for the government and that I was better suited to fight against it.

In 2011 I passed the Oregon bar exam. That same year I resigned as a Deputy District Attorney and began private practice as a lawyer defending citizens against the government.


Award name


Date granted

Top 40 Under 40

National Trial Lawyers


Nation's Top Attorneys - Top One Percent

National Association of Distinguished Counsel


Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

US Observer


Best Oralist - Appellate Advocacy

University of Laverne College of Law


Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America





Company name


Trial Attorney

Nathan D. Wente, Attorney

2011 - Present

Deputy District Attorney 

Siskiyou County District Attorney

2008 - 2011

Law Clerk

Peach & Weathers

2007 - 2007

Law Clerk

San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office 

2006 - 2008

Law Clerk

Wilner & O'reilly, Aplc

2006 - 2006




Association name

Position name


Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Member 

2014 - Present

California Traffic Defense Bar Association

Board Member

2014 - Present

Jackson County Bar Association

Attorney Member

2012 - Present

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 

Attorney Member

2011 - Present

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Attorney Member

2011 - Present

Siskiyou County Bar Association

Attorney Member

2008 - Present



School name




Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Academy 




University of La Verne College of Law


JD - Juris Doctor


Oregon State University


BS - Bachelor of Science 


Linn Benton Community College




About Wente Law

When you come to me for legal assistance, I'll use my experience as a former deputy district attorney to build your defense. Discuss the details of your criminal charge or concern with me, and I’ll determine the best approach to defending your case. You’ll breathe a little easier knowing that a knowledgeable attorney is by your side.

Practice Areas

  • DUI / DWI / DUII
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Auto Accident Injury
  • Penal Codes

Contact Info

Medford, Oregon
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
408 S Oakdale Suite 102
Medford, OR 97501
PH: 541-944-9880
Call for an appointment

Yreka, California
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
122 3rd Street #A 
Yreka, CA 96097
PH: 541-944-9880
Call for an appointment