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Nate Leming practices in a variety of areas at the firm. He is adept at handling all aspects of litigation from the initial investigation, coordination and execution of strategy, to bringing cases to successful resolution, either through mediation or trial. Nate has tried multiple cases as first chair.

Nate has worked with in house counsel, claims adjusters and administrators, national and local counsel for large commercial businesses, as well as risk managers and hospital, long-term care, home health care, and nursing home administrators.

Nate’s many relocations as a child have rendered him uncommonly comfortable with new situations, surroundings, and people. These qualities make him invaluable to clients as he is composed under the pressure of navigating new matters, and maintains an exceptional ability to communicate case information and expectations to all involved parties.

During law school, he served as a law clerk to the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in the Litigation Division. Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, Nate now lives in St. Louis with his wife and three children, Sam, Kate and Jake.


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois


  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Roberts Scholar
  • Drury University, B.A., cum laude, 2005
  • British-American College of London, Fall 2003

Memberships & Activities

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America, St. Louis Metropolitan Area
    • Personal Injury - Defendants (2021)
  • Recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Media "Up & Coming" Award, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, 2014-2018

Community Involvement

  • City of Kirkwood Library (Board Member, Finance Committee)

News & Events

Twenty Baker Sterchi Lawyers Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2021

08.20.20 | Twenty Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 across numerous practice areas.

Leming and Stumph-Turner Selected by Missouri Lawyers Media as 2019 Up & Coming Honorees

08.29.19 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys Nathan Leming and Megan Stumph-Turner have been selected by Missouri Lawyers Media as 2019 Up & Coming honorees, joining a class of 50 attorneys under the age of 40 from around the state of Missouri to receive the award.

Nathan Leming Becomes Member of Preeminent Invitation-Only Defense Association

06.12.19 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Nathan Leming has become a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Founded in 1920, the IADC is a preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys of high professional standing who represent corporate and insurance interests. Comprised of approximately...

Super Lawyers Recognizes Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys

11.15.18 | Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...

Team Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Puts Up Impressive Numbers at 2018 Biz Dash 5K

10.02.18 | Congratulations to Team Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice members Nate Leming, Terry O'Toole, Megan Sterchi Lammert, and Adam Olszeski, as well as their BJC HealthCare running partners, for putting up some impressive numbers at the recent 2018 Biz Dash 5K held in


BSCR Obtains Jury Verdict for Hospital Client in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case

A twelve-person jury deliberated for four hours after an eight-day trial in St. Louis County, siding with our hospital client and our co-defendant in a wrongful death medical malpractice case brought by the parent of a 32-year old woman who died from a pulmonary embolism. At trial...

Blog Posts

COVID-19 Healthcare Heroics May Ironically Lead to Future Confrontations - Causation Issues (Part 4)

05.07.20 | As the U.S. deals with COVID-19, there are already signs of concern for our healthcare providers being attacked in the future. In part four of our series of blog articles delving into potential dangers for healthcare providers related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we consider causation issues for healthcare associated COVID-19 infections.

Insurer Joins Long, Strange Legal Trip of a Used Car Dealer's Legacy in Missouri Law

08.07.19 | The epic legal saga of a Clay County used car dealer's deceptive "Drive for Life" promotion continues, with a buyer bringing the fight to the dealer's insurer in the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District.

Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Double Whammy Dismissal of Medical Negligence Case Based on Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose

05.06.19 | The Illinois First District Appellate Court recently affirmed a Cook County Circuit Court's dismissal of a medical negligence action as time-barred by both the statute of limitations and the statute of repose. In reaching its decision, the appellate court relied upon long-standing Illinois case law as to when a medical negligence action accrues in a wrongful death action.

UnitedHealth Plan Holders Win Class Certification in ERISA Lawsuit

05.03.16 | The District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted certain members of UnitedHealth health plans class certification in their suit alleging improper denial of benefits. Plaintiffs in the putative class allege they were improperly denied coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment by United Behavioral Health ("UBH"), which administers mental health and substance use disorder benefits under their health insurance plans.

8th Circuit Denies UIM Coverage Again Based Upon Mo. Supreme Court Decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company

01.05.16 | For a third time in four years, the 8th Circuit has denied UIM coverage to an insured based upon the Missouri Supreme Court's decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company of America. In Amco Insurance Company v. Judith Williams, et al., the 8th Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment pursuant to Rodriguez despite the insured's efforts to discredit the decision based upon contrary recent Missouri Court of Appeals decisions.

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