Nathan D. Stump is counsel with the firm and concentrates his practice on representing people who have been injured by corporations, including victims of toxic contamination and consumers of defective pharmaceutical products.
Before joining the firm, Nathan served for over 14 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Middle District of Alabama and later in the Southern District of Illinois. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Nathan led hundreds of criminal and civil prosecutions against individuals and corporations, handling all stages of the case from initial investigation and charging through settlement, trial, and post-judgment appeal.
While working in the Department of Justice, Nathan developed a wide breadth of experience, handling everything from telemarketing fraud and environmental crimes to civil rights violations and murder for hire. He focused his practice on cases involving children, the elderly, and other vulnerable victims. He also has significant international experience, including investigations in Afghanistan, South Africa, the Philippines, and Nepal. Over the course of his government service, Nathan’s outstanding work was recognized by many federal agencies, including the FBI, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Nathan has extensive civil and criminal trial experience and served for many years as a faculty instructor at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina. He has also lectured audiences on an array of topics, including child sex trafficking, sovereign citizens, digital evidence, and the ethical use of social media.
Nathan began his legal career as a commercial litigator at large law firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. In those jobs, he represented pharmaceutical companies and other large corporations in contract disputes and government investigations. He is particularly proud to have been part of a team of attorneys who worked pro bono to successfully defend a city ordinance in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Nathan is a founding member of the Southern District of Illinois chapter of the Federal Bar Association and currently serves on the executive committee. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, where he majored in government and Mandarin Chinese. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
- J.D., University of Michigan, 2002
- B.A., College of William and Mary, 1999
- District of Columbia
- State of Missouri
- State of Pennsylvania
- State of Virginia