Nate is a seasoned litigator with experience representing clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. He aggressively protects his clients’ interests in the courtroom while negotiating strategic business solutions that provide optimal value to the client.

Nate’s practice includes:

The representation of individuals and business entities in a variety of complex commercial matters, including breach of contract claims, business torts, class actions, and trade secret litigation. He has experience enforcing restrictive covenants in employment agreements and resolving shareholder disputes.
The representation of construction companies in contract and casualty matters, including the defense of wrongful death, personal injury, and construction defect claims.

The representation of multi-national and U.S. insurers in complex property & casualty and excess coverage claims. He also audits excess and reinsurance claims, including those involving mass tort litigation and catastrophic losses.

Handling bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors’ rights proceedings, including the representation of financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, and commercial debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations, preference actions, and receiverships.

Nate was recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 and by Illinois Super Lawyers® in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.


  • Hillsdale College, B.A., 2000
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • Michigan, 2004
  • Illinois, 2012
  • California, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Northern District of Illinois