Nathaniel Cade, a partner in Michael Best's Litigation Practice Group, was named a 2007 “Leader In The Law” by Wisconsin Law Journal. Cade will be honored during a special awards dinner at the Milwaukee Athletic Club on March 28.
Nate is one of the region’s top litigators and sought-after attorneys on legal ethics. He lectures extensively on the subject and is often quoted in the media. In 2003 he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve on the Court's Ethics 2000 Commission, and was instrumental in helping develop revisions to the State’s Rules of Professional Conduct, which were proposed to the Supreme Court in October 2004.
“It is an honor to be included in this group of fine attorneys,” Nate said. “This recognition is testament to the outstanding service the Litigation Practice Group at Michael Best & Friedrich provides for our clients everyday.”
Nate is a member of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, a post he was appointed to in 2000. He is a frequent presenter at seminars for the Wisconsin State Bar Association and the Milwaukee Bar Association.
Nate’s practice is primarily in products and premises liability, tort law, personal injury defense, construction law, insurance defense and commercial litigation. He also represents Wisconsin lawyers before the Office of Lawyer Regulation.
Outside the firm, Nate is active in a number of professional organizations. He is currently President-Elect of the Milwaukee Forum and a member of the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Bar Association. He also is past chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics; past president of Future Milwaukee, Inc; is the past-president of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association; a member of the American Bar Association where he serves on several committees; and a member of the National Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute and the City of Milwaukee Code of Conduct Ethics Task Force.
Wisconsin Law Journal annually recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the practice of law, including: leadership in advancing legal services to the poor, important contributions to Wisconsin's legal community and important contributions to the community at large. All of the honorees will be featured in the April 2 edition of the magazine.