Nathan C. Lanter

Nate Lanter is a partner at the firm, representing hardworking people throughout Illinois and Missouri. He’s won jury trials and successfully argued before the appellate court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He’s obtained multimillion-dollar recoveries.

Professional recognition:

  • Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council 2020-2021
  • 2019 & 2020 Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri State Bar Association

Community involvement:

  • Member of the Board of Directors for Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
  • Ten years on the adjunct faculty at Southwestern Illinois College (1999 – 2009)

Areas of emphasis:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Trucking and automobile collisions
  • Construction accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability


  • Drake University Law School (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois)
  • Freeburg High School (Freeburg, Illinois)

You can arrange a consultation with Nathan by clicking here.

Nathan C. Lanter

Nathan Lanter is a partner at Nelson & Nelson.  His practice focuses on helping injured people in Illinois and Missouri.  He has successfully tried jury cases and litigated workers’ compensation claims all the way to the appellate court.  His civil litigation practice includes claims for medical malpractice, premises liability, and injuries arising out of complex motor vehicle collisions.

Nate is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Illinois and the Western District of Missouri.

Nate is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the St. Clair County Bar Association.  He has also been named recently as one of “America’s Top Lawyers” by the American Bar Association.

Nate has been a speaker at numerous seminars regarding Illinois workers’ compensation and civil litigation.  As recently as April 2017, he spoke at an Advanced Workers’ Compensation seminar on the topic of “Causation and Apportionment.”

Nate graduated from Freeburg High School in 1989 and from Knox College (Galesburg, IL) in 1993 with a B.A. in Biology.  In 1997, he graduated from Drake University Law School.

Nate was an adjunct professor at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) teaching Torts I & II (personal injury litigation) as part of SWIC’s paralegal program from 1999 to 2000.

Nate has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois and its affiliate, the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Illinois, for the past 15 years.

Nate is an avid basketball fan, having played in high school and college.  Additionally, he participates in the Annual Law Day Run in Belleville to benefit the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.  He currently lives in St. Louis.

Nate’s email address is He has two hard working Legal Assistants, Angel Herrmann and Tamarah Schanter.  Angel’s email address is and Tamarah’s email address is

You can arrange a consultation with Nathan by clicking here.

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