Nathaniel J. Bilhartz

Associate

About

Nathaniel J. Bilhartz focuses on defending complex civil matters in federal and state court. His practice includes class actions, multidistrict litigation, product liability, and general commercial litigation. 

Nate’s experience includes researching and drafting dispositive motions, briefs, and memoranda, as well as taking depositions and preparing witnesses for deposition. He also has extensive experience in e-discovery and in drafting and responding to written discovery.

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

2015 Winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, University of Virginia School of Law
2013 Winner of the Bracewell LLP Appellate Advocacy Award

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., 2015
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2010

Organizations

ABA Young Lawyers Division