Nate Uhl is a senior counsel in Ice Miller’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Services Group. He is a litigator with experience handling cases in both trial and appellate courts. He has also represented clients in a number of arbitrations and assisted clients in responding to government investigations. His practice focuses primarily on the following areas:

Construction Litigation. Nate has experience in the core areas of construction law, including mediating and litigating construction defect claims and representing owners and contractors in mechanic's lien disputes. He has been involved in a variety of cases, including disputes regarding roofing materials, concrete, reinforcing steel, subsidence, performance of mechanical systems and mold. Nate also has experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts on behalf of owners, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors.

Manufacturing Litigation. Nate has litigated numerous cases dealing with the manufacturing industry, including disputes regarding the installation and performance of manufacturing equipment and breach of warranty claims related to the sale of goods governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. Nate has defended manufacturers in an assortment of matters alleging injury due to defective products. These matters include cases dealing with pharmaceutical products, construction materials and vehicle components. 

Financial Litigation. Nate has represented parties in matters involving the performance of investment portfolios, including matters involving complex financial products such as swaps and
collateralized debt obligations. Nate has worked on multiple matters where the Ice Miller team has obtained eight-digit recoveries on behalf of plaintiffs. 

Colleges & University Law. Nate assists colleges and universities with sexual misconduct investigations, including reviews undertaken by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. He also advises schools with respect to various types of contract matters.

Electronic Discovery. Nate has assisted clients with various e-discovery issues, including preserving electronic documents, producing databases and managing massive document reviews and productions. He is a frequent speaker on e-discovery topics.

Nate earned his bachelor of arts, 
cum laude, from Hanover College in 2001 where he received the Distinguished Award for Political Science. He received his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 2004 where he served on the Moot Court Board and as a managing editor for the Indiana Journal for Global Legal Studies. Nate has provided pro bono legal services through the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Homeless Project for over a decade and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Johnson County Public Library Foundation.

He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

Reported and Representative Cases
  • Indianapolis Airport Auth. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 849 F.3d 355 (7th Cir. 2017)
  • Old National Bancorp v. Hanover College, 15 N.E.3d 574 (Ind. 2014)
  • Moody v. Martin, 2013 WL 2405209 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013)
  • L.H. Controls, Inc. v. Custom Conveyor, Inc., 974 N.E.2d 1031 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Eli Lilly & Co. v. Valeant Pharm. Int'l, 781 F. Supp. 2d 809 (S.D. Ind. 2011)
  • JM McCormick Co., Inc. v. Int'l Truck & Engine Corp., 2008 WL 3925444 (S.D. Ind. Aug. 21, 2008)
Firm Publications
News
Published In
  • Gary Dankert and Nate Uhl, A Contractor’s Liability for Injuries to a Subcontractor’s Employee, Building Excellence in Design and Construction (April 2017)
  • Gary Dankert and Nate Uhl, The Construction "Anti-Indemnity" Statute, Building Excellence in Design and Construction (November 2016)
  • Nate Uhl and Steven Jones, I've Been Sued Where? The Enforceability of Forum Selection Clauses, Building Excellence in Design and Construction (April 2016)
  • Nate Uhl and Nick Reuhs, A Contractor’s Liability and Insurance Coverage for Toxic Products, Building Excellence in Design and Construction (November 2015)
  • Gary Dankert and Nate Uhl, No Damage for Delay? Not So Fast..., Building Excellence in Design and Construction (April 2015)
  • Gary Dankert and Nate Uhl, Document Retention – When Is It Safe to Pitch Those Project Documents, Building Excellence in Design and Construction (November 2014)
  • Seventh Circuit Enforces Limitation of Liability Clause in Owner-Architect Agreement, ABA Construction Litigation Section Case Note (2013)
  • Ability of Surety to Remove Matter to Federal Court May Hinge on Terms of Contractor's Contract with Owner, ABA Construction Litigation Section Case Note (2012) (with Robert Gauss)
  • Owner's Failure to Comply with Termination Provisions in AIA A201 General Conditions and AIA A312 Performance Bond Results in Waiver of Claims, ABA Construction Litigation Section Case Note (2011) (with Robert Gauss)
Speaking Engagements
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Electronic Communication, National Business Institute CLE (June 23, 2016)
  • Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: How Will They Impact Litigation? 2015 CLE Forum for In-House Counsel (December 1, 2015)
  • Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, National Business Institute CLE (November 20, 2015)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Electronic Communication, National Business Institute CLE (February 17, 2015)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Electronic Communication, National Business Institute CLE (June 4, 2013)
  • Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), National Business Institute CLE (April 24, 2013)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Electronic Communication, National Business Institute CLE (June 27, 2012)
  • Thoughts About E-Discovery Principles and Trends for Records Managers, ARMA Indianapolis Chapter (June 8, 2012)
  • E-Discovery: Searching the Virtual File Cabinets, National Business Institute CLE (November 18, 2011)
  • Courtroom Confidential: Civil Skills for Presenting Better Evidence, Indianapolis Bar Association CLE (June 25, 2010)
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