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Nathaniel Randell Boulton

Workers compensation Attorney at Des Moines, IA

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also known as Nate Boulton

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nathaniel

Learn Nathaniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Representing injured workers in actions to pursue medical care and compensation for their injuries.

  2. Employment and labor
    Representing employees and labor unions to protect their rights in the workplace.

  3. Personal injury
    Representing victims of negligence and their families.

Attorney Nate Boulton is a partner with Hedberg & Boulton, P.C. Nate practiced for two years as an associate attorney before being named a partner with the firm in 2007. He earned his law degree with Honors, as well as a Certificate of Legislative Practice, from Drake Law School in May of 2005 and was admitted to the Iowa bar that year. He also has a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in history and political science from Simpson College. He is a 1998 graduate of Columbus Community High School in Columbus Junction, Iowa.

Nate Boulton practices in workers compensation, personal injury, and labor law. He has been a vice president of the Iowa Association for Justice (formerly the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association). Nate also served as president of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee. He has been on the Iowa Association for Justice's Workers' Compensation Core Group and served as a grader for the Iowa Bar Examination.

Aside from his law practice, Nate is an Iowa State Senator who has been an adjunct professor at Simpson College, teaching courses related to law and leadership. As a past instructor at William Penn University, Nate received the 2011 Faculty Achievement Award and served as Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee from 2010-2012. In addition to his undergraduate teaching responsibilities, Nate has also served as an adjunct professor of labor law at Drake Law School.

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Hedberg & Boulton, P.C.
100 Court Ave Ste 425
Des Moines, IA, 50309-2200

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • State Senator
  • Iowa Legislature
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hedberg & Boulton, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Labor Law
  • Drake University Law School
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor of Sports Law and Business Law
  • Simpson College
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law
  • William Penn University
  • 2006 - 2013
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  • Drake University Law School
  • JD
  • 2005
  • Drake University
  • Master of Public Administration
  • 2005
  • Simpson College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Iowa Newspapers, Inc. v. Watson
  • The Court of Appeals affirmed an award of permanent total disability.
  • Homan v. Branstad
  • The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in our favor.


  • Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee
  • President
  • N/A
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legislator of the Year
  • Asian & Latino Coalition
  • 2018
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
  • 2017
  • Recent Alumnus of the Year
  • Drake Law School
  • 2017
  • Friend of AFSCME Award
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Member Award
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • Key Person Award
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2013
  • Key Person Award
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2011
  • Faculty Achievement Award
  • William Penn University
  • 2011
  • Award for Excellence in Labor Law
  • Drake University
  • 2005
  • Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Drake University
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Symposium
  • Issues involving Labor Unions in Workers' Compensation
  • 2014
  • Annual Symposium
  • Industrial Disability and the Aging Workforce
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Causation Concepts Simplified: "Substantial," "Sequelae," "Aggravation," and "Increased Risk"
  • 2011
  • Annual Seminar
  • Calculating Credits in Workers' Compensation
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Nathaniel
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nate is one of the top workers compensation attorneys in the state and achieves fantastic results for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nathaniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Nate give presentations at several workers' compensation seminars and Nate and I have both helped grade the Iowa bar examination for a number of years. Nate is smart, energetic and dedicated to doing the best possible job for his clients."

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Des Moines Workers compensation Lawyer Nathaniel Randell Boulton
Nathaniel Randell Boulton
Workers compensation Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 18 years
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