Nathan B. Hinch is an attorney in private practice with the law firm Meyer Capel, a professional corporation, with offices in Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois and a “by appointment” location in Peoria. He helps clients with wills, trusts, and other estate planning matters, and with legal issues regarding business, real estate, construction, and civil litigation. He also serves as an administrative hearing officer for the Town of Normal, Illinois, in adjudication proceedings for municipal ordinance violations.
Mr. Hinch is licensed to practice law in Illinois by the Illinois Supreme Court (2007) and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2011). He holds a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in the Program in Environmental and Energy Law (2007) and a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Wheaton College (IL) (2000).
He was named a “30 Under 30” honoree by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce in 2010, a “40 Under 40” honoree by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce in 2014, an “Emerging Lawyer” by the Leading Lawyers Network in 2015 and 2017 and a “Leading Lawyer” since 2018, and the McLean County Bar Association’s “Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2015. He currently serves on the board of governors and as Second Vice President of the McLean County Bar Association, as a board member of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, and as a member of the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Nathan is a Paul Harris Fellow and has served as a board member of Bloomington Club of Rotary International and its Foundation, and is a Fellow with the Illinois Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Hinch also served as the 2020 president, and continues to serve on the board of directors, for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Carle Healthcare Foundation board and the Carle Center for Philanthropy board for the BroMenn and Eureka Medical Centers. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Parklands Foundation, a nature conservancy with holdings of more than 1,500 acres in McLean and Woodford Counties, and as chairman of the board of elders for his local church. He volunteers pro bono work and has helped with fundraising support for a variety of charitable organizations in McLean County, most recently including Prairie State Legal Services, the Immigration Project, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Boys and Girls Club. He frequently serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) for the McLean County Circuit Court (Eleventh Judicial Circuit) to report to the court as to the best interests of a child or disabled adult in guardianship cases. He lives in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife Sarah and their three children.