Nathan Bach

Practice Groups:

Business and Commercial Litigation

Education

Cannabis Business & Law

Design Professionals Litigation

Employment & Labor

Legal Malpractice Defense

Railroad Litigation

Trucking

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Office Locations:

Peoria, IL

Phone: 309.676.0400

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Heyl Royster Leadership at Peoria County Bar Association - 01/11/2016

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts-Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Year Joined Firm

2013

 

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Nathan Bach (Associate)

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Nate concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, tort litigation, professional liability, and commercial motor carrier litigation.  Nate, a native of Peoria, joined Heyl Royster as an associate in 2013.

Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Nate worked as a law clerk for the Honorable James E. Shadid, Chief United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois.  As a law clerk, he researched legal and procedural issues and assisted in drafting numerous orders and opinions.

Before working as a law clerk, Nate spent three years as an Assistant State's Attorney in Peoria County, Illinois, where he prosecuted traffic, misdemeanor, domestic violence, and felony cases.  As an Assistant State's Attorney, Nate gained significant litigation experience, trying over 30 jury trials and over 100 bench trials to verdict.

Publications

  • "Economic Loss—The Thin Line Between Contract and Tort," chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2016) - Download Article
  • "Zero Tolerance: Employer Liability/Employee Rights Under 'The Act,'" Heyl Royster Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2016) - Read Article
  • "Warranties, Disclaimers, and Limitations" chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2016) - Download Article
  • "Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors," Employer's Edge - Heyl Royster Employment Newsletter (2016) - Read Article

Public Speaking

  • “FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation Leave Issues”
    Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016
  • “Disciplinary Hearings - Senate Bill 100”
    Heyl Royster Education Seminar 2016
  • “A Primer On Medical Cannabis and Public Employers”
    Heyl Royster's 31st Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2016
  • “Crossroads of Medicinal Cannabis and Employers’ Rights to Drug-Free Workzones”
    Heyl Royster Webinar, Drug Free Workzones in a Medicinal Cannabis State 2016
  • “Legal Update: Independent Contractors”
    Heyl Royster Seminar, Employer Road Map for 2016: Avoiding Legal Potholes 2015
  • “Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure”
    Heyl Royster Seminar 2015
  • “The State of the Law”
    Heyl Royster Webinar, Medical Cannabis Risks and Rewards: Doing Business with the Cannabis Industry 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Peoria Area Forty Leaders Under 40 (2012)

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2012-2014; Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 2012-2013; Director at Large 2013-2014)
  • Abraham Lincoln Court
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Federal Bar Association 

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Board of Directors
  • Empowering Peoria Inspiring Capabilities (EP!C), Board of Directors
  • Peoria Promise Young Leaders Advisory Board; Student Mentor
  • Easter Seals VIP Fundraising Team
  • Emerging Philanthropists in Central Illinois (EPIC), Task Force & Advisory Committee
  • Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria, Board Member