Shneur Nathan

Office: (516) 918-4923
Cell: (917) 426-1483

Shneur Nathan has a reputation for effectively and passionately representing his clients won from the hundreds of federal and state court cases that he successfully brought to resolution. During the three years Mr. Nathan worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the City of Chicago’s Department of Law, he quickly gained respect for his work ethic and fearlessness as he earned his trial stripes. During law school, Mr. Nathan honed his research and writing skills as an extern in the chambers of the Honorable Margaret O’Mara Frossard (Ret.) of the Illinois Court of Appeals. Mr. Nathan’s strong writing background combined with his poise and preparedness at trial gives his clients peace of mind during some of the most important times in their careers or businesses.

When Mr. Nathan joined Hale Law LLC in 2010, he managed the firm’s alternative billing program that handled 64 federal civil rights cases and achieved a success rate of 90%. Mr. Nathan is an integral part of the Hale Law LLC team that regularly defends some of the highest stakes reversed conviction cases in the United States. Mr. Nathan’s personal motto of “get it done” is one he uses while practicing Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and this intensity is part of what makes him successful in his trial practice.

Mr. Nathan serves on the board of directors at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (“HANC”) and is an active member of Young Israel of Plainview.



AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Police Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Nursing home liability
  • Creditor’s Rights

NOTABLE TRIALS

  • Christmas v. City of Chicago, 682 F.3d 632 (7th Cir. 2012)(defense verdict in strip search case))
  • McMillan v. Stoll, 2012 WL 707117 (N.D.Ill. 2012) (defense verdict in broken wrist case alleging excessive force)
  • Smith v. Hunt, 707 F.3d 803 (7th Cir. 2013)(defense verdict in amputated finger case alleging excessive force)
  • Venson v. Altamarano, 827 F.Supp.2d 857 (N.D.Ill. 2011)(defense verdict in case alleging planted evidence and malicious prosecution)

NOTABLE MOTIONS

  • Anderson v. Kelly, 2013 WL 453140 (N.D.Ill. 2013)(summary judgment in favor of defense on illegal search claim)
  • Bridewell v. City of Chicago, (summary judgment in favor of defense in 3-year pretrial detention case)
  • Brooks v. City of Chicago, 572 F.Supp.2d 917 (N.D.Ill. 2008)(dismissal of false arrest and malicious prosecution lawsuit)
  • Jimenez v. Bogucki, 830 F.Supp.2d 432 (N.D.Ill. 2011) (summary judgment granted in part, denied in part, in 16-year wrongful conviction case)
  • Logan v. Burge, 891 F.Supp.2d 897 (N.D.Ill. 2012) (summary judgment granted in part, denied in part, in 26-year wrongful conviction case)
  • Morris v. City of Chicago, 3013 WL 1499039 (N.D.Ill. 2013)(summary judgment in favor of defense in false arrest and malicious prosecution case)
  • Mosley v. City of Chicago, 2009 WL 3097211 (N.D.Ill. 2009)(summary judgment in favor of defense in 6-year pretrial detention case)

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 2007
  • New York, 2009
  • Federal Trial Bar, 2009
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2008
  • Southern District of New York, 2012
  • Eastern District of New York, 2012

EDUCATION

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, With Honors, 2007
  • Hebrew Theological College, With High Honors, 2004

SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS

  • “Requests for Admission in State and Federal Court” (Chicago Bar Association, 2013)
  • “Current §1983 and Other Issues for Municipal Law Enforcement” (Annual Meeting of the Michigan Association for Municipal Attorneys, 2012)
  • “Defending the Defenders—Police Liability Litigation—‘Capping the Risk’—Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in §1983 Litigation—An Overview” (Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2011)