Nathaniel J. Bilhartz

Associate Dallas
nate.bilhartz dbr.com
Phone: (469) 357-2549 (469) 357-2549

About

Nathaniel J. Bilhartz helps clients defend product liability lawsuits. He also counsels clients on insurance matters and workers’ compensation claims.

Nate's experience includes researching and drafting memoranda, briefs, and dispositive motions, as well as taking depositions and preparing witnesses for deposition. He also has extensive experience in electronic discovery for automotive class action lawsuits. Nate has worked on multidistrict litigation, bankruptcy matters, insurance liability lawsuits, and insurance coverage matters.

While in law school, Nate worked for the school’s Employment Law Clinic, where he assisted indigent clients with unpaid wage claims and wrongful termination suits.

Prior to attending law school, Nate worked for the Texas Legislative Council, proofreading and editing bills, memoranda and resolutions for the state Senate and House of Representatives. He also interned for the Teresa Lozano-Long Institute of Latin American Studies in Austin. Guided by a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Nate conducted research on statewide Medicaid enrollment statistics and eligibility requirements, and also interviewed various representatives from the Hispanic community about health care access.

Nate is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

  • Defense of automotive manufacturer client in a class action lawsuit alleging defective design and manufacture of vehicle transmission.
  • Defense of automotive manufacturer in class action lawsuit alleging defective design and manufacture of vehicle air bag inflator system.
  • Defense of insurance clients in liability and coverage matters.
  • Defense of insurance clients in workers' compensation claims.

Recognitions

Winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, University of Virginia School of Law
Best Oral Argument Award, William Minor Lile Moot Court, University of Virginia School of Law

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • University of Virginia, M.A., English, 2015
  • University of Texas, B.A., English and Spanish, 2010, Plan II Honors

Organizations

ABA Young Lawyers Division