Philip J. Nathanson 

Philip J. Nathanson began his legal career in 1979. As a trial and appellate attorney he concentrates his practice on civil litigation for clients nationwide. His caswork includes business litigation, professional negligence cases (medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice), personal injury, products liability cases, probate, will contest and trust litigation, civil rights cases, employment and retaliatory discharge cases and family law & divorce.  

Previous Work

Prior to establishing The Nathanson Law Firm, Philip Nathanson was a partner Goldberg & Goldberg, one of Chicago’s largest plaintiff’s trial firms, where he focused on plaintiff's medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury cases at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Nathanson’s extensive experience includes partnerships in other litigation firms where his trial work encompassed product liability cases for plaintiff and defense, construction law, civil rights, defamation and dissolution of marriage, as well as commercial cases in federal and state court, including securities regulation, anti-trust, trade secrets, stockholder's suits, employment, partnership dissolution and unfair competition.   
Bar & Court Admissions


  • Illinois, 1979, Active & Current
  • Arizona, 1993, Active & Current
  • U. S. District Court, Arizona
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States                                 


Professional Activities


  • State Bar of Arizona, member
  • State Bar of Illinois, member


Recognitions & Presentations

  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, the Nathanson Law Firm is among select law firms recognized for the height of professional excellence and the highest levels of skill and integrity.
  • ABA TECHSHOW (Chicago) - Speaker in Symposium on Litigation Support Software, 1996
  • New York Legal Tech Convention - Speaker in Symposium on Computerized Case Management, 1996
  • New York Legal Tech Convention - Speaker in Symposium on Computerized Case Management, 1995



  • IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J. D., High Honors, 1979
  • University of South Florida, B A. (Political Science) 1976, Honors 










In memory of our Associate, respected colleague, and daughter. November 16, 1973-October 22, 2013.

Meredith L. Nathanson

Meredith L. Nathanson joined The Nathanson Law Firm in the fall of 2003. She practices in the following areas of law: Shareholder Litigation; Partnership Litigation; Professional Negligence; Contested Wills; Contested Trusts and Estates.

Meredith has assisted in major commercial cases, conducting equity and jury trial research, drafting motions in limine and jury instructions; assisting with pretrial matters and preparation, drafting motions to dismiss, summary judgment, and memoranda of law as well as attending depositions, organizing and synthesizing discovery materials.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004
  • New York




  • Northwestern University, J.D., 2003
  • New York University, B.S., cum laude, 1999