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Nathaniel R. Boulton - Des Moines, IA

100 Court AvenueSuite 425 Des Moines, IA 50309

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Updated: 08/10/2020

Des Moines Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

Attorney Nate Boulton is a partner with Hedberg & Boulton, P.C. Nate practiced for two years as an associate attorney before being named a partner with the firm in 2007. He earned his law degree with Honors, as well as a Certificate of Legislative Practice, from Drake Law School in May of 2005 and was admitted to the Iowa bar that year...

About Nathaniel R. Boulton

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law

Representative Clients

  • United Steelworkers (USW)
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Boilermakers)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Iowa Association for Justice (formerly the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association), 2005 - 2016 (Board of Governors Member)
  • Iowa Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Section, 2007 - 2016 (Core Group Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, 2009 - 2016 (Board Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association: Workers' Compensation Section, 2007 - 2013 (Section Council Member)
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Polk County Bar Association, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Steelworkers (USW), 2003 - Present (Associate Member)
  • Blackstone Inn of Court, 2007 - Present (Associate)
  • Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • American Association for Justice, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Simpson College Alumni Association, 2008 - 2015 (Board of Directors Member)
  • Simpson College Alumni Association, 2013 - 2015 (President)
  • John Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College, 2010 - 2014 (Board of Directors)
  • Drake University Athletics Bulldog Club, 2011 - 2017 (Board of Directors)
  • Drake University President’s Circle Board of Directors, 2013 - 2019
  • American Federation of Teachers, 2015 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Iowa Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, February 16, 2006 - February 17, 2006
  • Workers' Compensation Discovery: Drafting/Answering Written Discovery and Handling Disputes (Claimant Attorney's Perspective), Iowa State Bar Association, April 28, 2006
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (Eastern Iowa Seminar), September 7, 2006
  • Panel Discussion for New Attorneys, Iowa State Bar Association, October 4, 2006
  • Workers' Compensation 101, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (Western Iowa Seminar), September 13, 2007
  • Agency Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Annual Seminar, October 16, 2008
  • Workers' Compensation Update, Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Seminar, February 12, 2010
  • Penalties in Workers' Compensation: The Practical Implications of the New Penalty Statute, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee Annual Symposium, June 3, 2010
  • Workers' Compensation, Iowa State Bar Association, June 9, 2010
  • Agency Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc. Annual Seminar, October 21, 2010 - October 22, 2010
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention, November 4, 2010 - November 5, 2010
  • Causation Concepts Simplified: "Substantial," "Sequelae," "Aggravation," and "Increased Risk", Iowa Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Seminar, February 10, 2011 - February 11, 2011
  • Calculating Credits in Workers' Compensation, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Annual Seminar, October 21, 2011
  • Civil Procedure, Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention - Basic Skills for New Attorneys Program, November 10, 2011
  • Industrial Disability and the Aging Workforce, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee Annual Symposium, May 30, 2012
  • Issues involving Labor Unions in Workers' Compensation, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee Annual Symposium, June 14, 2014
  • Ethics Panel, Iowa State Bar Association, Federal Practice Seminar, 2015
  • Expedited Case Proceedings Panel, Polk County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Spring Seminar, 2016
  • Workers’ Compensation Law, Polk County Bar Association, Fall General Practice CLE, 2016
  • Ethics: Collegiality Panel, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, Annual Symposium, 2017
  • Legislative Update, Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2018
  • Legislative Update, Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Seminar, 2018
  • Marijuana and Workplace Injuries Panel, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Annual Seminar, 2019

Past Positions

  • Simpson College, Adjunct Professor, January 1, 2010 - January 1, 2017
  • William Penn University, Adjunct Professor, 2006 - 2013
  • Drake Law School, Adjunct Professor, August 1, 2012 - August 1, 2013
  • Hedberg, Owens, Hedberg & Walsh, P.C., Associate Attorney, September 23, 2005 - July 31, 2007
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Lobbying and Research Intern, 2005
  • Sen. Bob Dvorksky, Legislative Session, Legislative Intern, 2004
  • Hedberg, Owens, Hedberg & Walsh, P.C., Law Clerk, 2003 - 2005
  • Gephardt for President, Statewide College Organizer, County Field Organizer, 2003 - 2004
  • Wapello High School, Substitute Teacher, 2003
  • Indianola High School, Student Teacher, 2002
  • Iowa Democratic Party, State Senate Campaigns Field Researcher, 1999
  • Iowa High School Athletic Association, Licensed Sports Official, 1997 - 2002

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2005
    J.D., Certificate in Legislative Practice
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Journal: Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Board of Editors, 2003 - 2005
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, May, 2005
    Master of Public Administration
  • Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, May, 2002
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History and Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Delta Theta Phi

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • The Farmer's Retort to Tort Reform: How Legislation to Limit or Eliminate Punitive Damages Hurts the Agricultural Sector, 9 Drake J. of Agric. L. 415, 2004
  • Establishing Causation in Iowa Workers' Compensation Law: An Analysis of Common Disputes over the Compensability of Certain Injuries, 59 Drake L. Rev. 463, 2011

Office Information

Address

100 Court AvenueSuite 425 Des Moines, IA 50309

Fax

  • 515-288-4149

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Nathaniel R. Boulton

Included on the 2022 Great Plains list


Past Lists

  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Nathaniel R. Boulton on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Drake Journal of Agricultural Law Outstanding Note Award, 2005
  • CALI Excellent for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy, 2005
  • American Bar Association/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law, 2004
  • Simpson College Recent Alumni Achievement Award, 2007
  • Simpson College Recent Alumni Loyalty Award, 2011
  • Iowa Association for Justice Key Person Award, 2011
  • William Penn University Faculty Achievement Award, 2011
  • Iowa Association for Justice Outstanding Member Award
  • Asian and Latino Coalition Legislator of the Year
  • Friend of AFSCME Award
  • Iowa Professional Firefighters Legislator of the Year
  • United Faculty (AAUP) Legislator of the Year
  • Business Record Forty Under Forty
  • Drake Law School Recent Alumnus of the Year
  • Columbus Community High School Distinguished Alumnus Award

Representative Clients

  • United Steelworkers (USW)
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Boilermakers)

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