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2019 PLDF Annual Meeting

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Bradley C. Nahrstadt, Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd.
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Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd.
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230 West Monroe Street, #2260
60606   [ Map ]
312 448-6235 (Phone)
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  Insurance, Legal, Medical, Miscellaneous Professional Liability
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B.A., English and politcal science, summa cum laude, with distinction, Monmouth College (1989)
J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law (1992)

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Bradley C. Nahrstadt is a past chair of the Primerus Defense Institute a consortium of 87 small to medium-sized defense firms located throughout the country. He has served on the Primerus Leadership Counsel and is a past chair of the Primerus Best Practices Committee. He has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute and is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Since 2008, Mr. Nahrstadt has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Illinois Leading Lawyers for product liability defense and medical malpractice defense. In 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers for product liability defense, and in 2006 was selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys under 40 to Watch."

Mr. Nahrstadt has represented a wide variety of professionals in cases involving claims of malpractice or misfeasance. He has defended insurance agents and brokers in claims alleging fraud and misrepresentation. He has defended nurses and physicians in dozens of malpractice actions. He also has defended engineers, architects and nursing home operators against claims of professional negligence.

Mr. Nahrstadt is active in numerous professional organizations, including:
•The American Law Institute
•Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
•Chicago-Lincoln Inn of Court, Master of the Bench (Membership Co-Chair, 2008-2012; Counselor 2012 to present)
•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
•Defense Research Institute (Member of the Commercial Litigation, Trial Tactics and Electronic Discovery Committee, Annual Meeting Chair, DRI Electronic Discovery Committee (2009, 2010), Webinar Chairman, DRI Electronic Discovery Committee (2011-2012))
•Illinois State Bar Association
•Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Member of the Commercial Litigation Committee, Board Liaison to the Products Liability Committee, Member of the Electronic Discovery Task Force, Member of the Board of Directors (2008-present))
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Primerus Defense Institute (CLE Chair 2008-2009; Vice-Chair, 2009-2010; Chair, 2010-2011)
•Primerus Education Committee (Chair 2011)
•Primerus Leadership Council (2010 to 2012)
•Professional Liability Underwriters Society

Mr. Nahrstadt is the author or co-author of more than 80 articles on a wide variety of legal topics and has contributed more than two dozen book chapters to various legal publications. He has served as the general editor of two highly regarded legal reference works: Illinois Product Liability Practice and Illinois Insurance Law. He also is a frequent speaker on legal topics.
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