Sigma Phi Epsilon National Director Brad Nahrstadt, Monmouth ’89, was inducted into the inaugural Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame class at his alma mater.
The honor was established by the Order of Omega as an opportunity to recognize outstanding fraternity and sorority alumni.
To be considered for nomination, candidates must be considered a leader within their respective fields, engaged in professional and civic activities, and maintain involvement in their fraternity on a local and/or national level.
Nahrstadt is well known for having excelled in all of these areas.
Upon graduating summa cum laude from Monmouth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and political science, and with departmental honors in both of his major fields of study, Nahrstadt began his legal career with the law firm now known as Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.
In May of 2012, Nahrstadt left Williams Montgomery & John Ltd. to become one of the founding members of a new law firm, Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. He currently serves as the president and managing partner of the firm.
Nahrstadt serves as a leader in his field and has been recognized by the following institutions:
Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.
American Law Institute, an honor reserved for less than one percent of the attorneys practicing in the United States.
Primerus Defense Institute, a legal consortium composed of over 85 defense firms located around the country. He served as chairman of the Primerus Defense Institute April 2010 through October of 2011.
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. In October of 2013, the LCA invited him to become a Fellow.
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC), the largest organization of civil defense attorneys in the state of Illinois. He currently serves as the secretary/treasurer and will become president of the IDC in 2018.
In addition to building a career and raising a family, Nahrstadt also maintained involvement with SigEp on a local, regional and national level. From serving as district governor in Illinois to facilitating EDGE, Carlson Leadership Academy and Life After College, he has continuously shown the meaning of a lifetime responsibility of brotherhood. To recognize him for his commitment to SigEp, he was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2012.
At the 54th Grand Chapter Conclave, Nahrstadt was elected by undergraduate and alumni delegates to serve on SigEp’s National Board of Directors.
In his “free time,” Nahrstadt enjoys spending time with his wife, Debby, and their two sons, who are also SigEps. His oldest, Benny, is a senior at Indiana and serves as chapter president, while Josh is a sophomore at Arizona.