Nate Willems

Attorney Nate Willems at Rush & Nicholson

Nate Willems


I put on my law school application that I wanted to represent Iowa labor unions and their members. I feel as strongly about that today as I did 14 years ago but have added representing injured Iowans, victims of wage theft and wrongful termination to my practice. I am only a lawyer because it allows me to go to work every day to represent people who genuinely need help.


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2007
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2001

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon Church (Session Member)
  • Hawkeye Labor Council Executive Board
  • Linn County Democrats Central Committee

Personal Interests

  • Hawkeyes
  • Hoyas
  • Abu el Banat

Recent Cases

District Court Judgement Reversed

May 22nd, 2024

A unanimous Iowa Supreme Court recently gave an Eastern Iowa woman a victory over the Attorney General’s Office.  In Dee Delaney v. Second Injury Fund of Iowa, the Supreme Court overturned an agency decision and found Delaney is entitled to bring a claim for benefits.

UIHC Healthcare Workers

February 12th, 2018

Healthcare workers filed a law suit against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, alleging they aren’t being paid on time for extra work. The plaintiffs hoped to have the case recognized as a class action, and say there are thousands of potential members who also not being paid in a timely fashion. Attorney Nate Willems represented the workers.

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