Joined Firm in 2014
An effective defense relies on knowledge, experience, and decisiveness. Nathan is an astute litigator and counselor with a 20-year track record of using legal expertise, business judgment, and common sense to achieve excellent client results.
- Proudly defended some of the largest corporations in the world, as well as protected the interests of small, family-owned businesses
- Traveled to 49 states in service of clients
Attorney in Edwardsville, IL
Nathan Henderson, a Partner in our Edwardsville office, has extensive experience managing and implementing the defense of mass tort litigation, including asbestos, toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, and environmental matters venued in trial courts throughout Illinois and Missouri. He knows that being named a defendant in a lawsuit can bring many emotions: fear, anger, frustration, and uncertainty. He recognizes the importance of instilling confidence in his clients through detailed evaluation, frank advice, and his ability to prepare a case for trial. His sense of duty is evidenced both in and out of courtrooms.
Nathan has spent the majority of his career defending corporations in cases involving product liability, premises liability, mass tort, environmental litigation, and transportation. He has served as counsel for a large aerospace company, a multi-state utility, large retail chains, manufacturers of building materials, leaders of the food and beverage industry, motor carriers, and "mom and pop" suppliers of automotive and remodeling products. He participates in and oversees all litigation phases, from evaluating his clients' liability and performing the investigation needed to successfully defend a suit to conducting depositions, preparing clients to be deposed, drafting and arguing motions, and trial preparation.
Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage children and becoming a DIY expert on home repair. He volunteers in his community and enjoys cooking meals for small and large groups.
J.D., Southern Illinois University Law School
B.A., Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Political Science and History
Licensure(s) and Admission(s)
State Courts of Illinois
State Courts of Missouri
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Defense Research Institute
Illinois Defense Counsel
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
City of Troy, Ward IV, Alderman (2017 – present)
Finance and Economic Development Committee
Law Enforcement Committee
Mayor pro tem
“Driver Handbooks, CDL Manuals and Driver Training Resources: Strategies in Handling Plaintiffs Use of These Materials, Defeating the Reptile and Avoiding the Nuclear Verdict,” American Trucking Association (2021)
"The When, Where, and Why of Personal Conveyance," Heyl Royster Trucking Newsletter (2022)
“The Infestation of the Trucking Industry: Lawyers, Snakes, and Politicians,” Heyl Royster Trucking Practice E-Newsletter (Fall 2020)
"Beware of Ice: Natural v. Unnatural Accumulation," IDC Defense Update (2009)
- Super Lawyer Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2012 – 2017