Nathan P. Woodward

Associate

Nathan is a member of the Casualty Department, focusing his practice on the defense of commercial and individual defendants in product liability, premises liability, automobile liability, trucking and transportation, construction claims, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and personal injury matters. Nathan has extensive experience in insurance coverage matters, providing coverage analysis and defending coverage disputes under commercial general liability, commercial property, commercial auto, personal auto, homeowners, professional liability, and directors and officers liability insurance. He has obtained favorable results for clients through trial, motion practice, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Nathan worked as house defense counsel for a large insurance company, litigating first and third-party claims in courts throughout Ohio. During his career, he has represented a wide variety of insurers and insureds as a law firm associate at a prior firm.

Nathan grew up in the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois and graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He went on to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned his juris doctor in 2011. He enjoys playing golf, spending time with his wife and daughter, and watching the Hawkeyes and Cleveland sports.

Significant Representative Matters

Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of two insurers and an insurance broker in a claim arising from a fall from a tree stand at a hunting camp. Plaintiff, who suffered spinal fractures when he fell out of the tree stand, obtained judgment against the owner of hunting outfitter business and sought to recover under two policies of insurance issued to the hunting outfitter business and a hunting club operated by the same individual. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted summary judgment in favor of all defendants on the grounds that the broker had no obligations under the policies, and that the policies were not written to insure commercial hunting activities or the premises where the accident occurred. 

Admissions
Ohio
2011
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
2016
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
University of Iowa (B.A., 2007)
Honors & awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©
2021
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Year joined
2018