Steven L. Boldt

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Steve Boldt is an associate at Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP. He concentrates his practice in aviation, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, construction litigation, appellate, and insurance coverage.

Steve graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University, receiving his degree in education and obtaining his teaching certificate. While at ISU, Steve received many academic and scholastic awards, while also playing for the Illinois State Men's Rugby team. 

Steve graduated in the top 5 of his class at the Northern Illinois University College of Law and was recognized in many ways for his numerous academic achievements, including being named as the Editor-in-Chief of the NIU Law Review and as Associate Justice of the NIU Moot Court Society, and was ultimately inducted into the NIU Moot Court Hall of Fame. While in law school, Steve spent the summer of 2008 in France, studying civil law systems and the governmental institutions of the European Union at the Universite Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.

Steve is a former Director of the Korean American Bar Association, Committee Chair for the Appellate Lawyers Association, and current Chair of the Aviation Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.



  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
    Editor-in-Chief, Northern Illinois University Law Review
    Outstanding Contribution to Scholarly Publications
    Associate Justice, Moot Court Society
  • Illinois State University, B.S., History, Secondary Education, summa cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Speeches,Publications And Presentations

  • Speaker, New Practical Considerations When Seeking and Opposing Personal Jurisdiction in Products Liability Cases: Tips for Both Sids, presented to the Chicago Bar Association, Sept. 5, 2018.
  • Speaker, Real-World Effects of Personal Jurisdiction Decision on Filing and Defending Aviation Cases, presented to the ABA, National Institute on Aviation Litigation, June 14, 2018.
  • Speaker, The Latest on Federal Preemption of Aviation Cases, presented to the Chicago Bar Association, Sept. 6, 2017.
  • Recent Developments in Aviation and Space Law, 51 Tort Trial and Ins. Prac. L.J. 307 (Winter 2016)
  • Speaker, Overview of Notable Aviation Decisions 2015, presented to the Chicago Bar Association, Dec. 2,2015.
  • Speaker, Litigation Fundamentals in Modern Times, presented to the American Bar Association, Tort Trial, and Insurance Practice Section, Aviation Litigation Conference, Oct. 22-23, 2015.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT, REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court Set to Weigh-In On Aviation and Transportation Security Act Immunity, AMM Client Alerts (Dec.2,2013) available at


  • For Better or Morse: The Seventh Circuit's Recent Switch to Pickering and the Implications Morse v. Frederick May Have on Teacher Speech, Bar Briefs, Kane County Bar Association, Sept. 2009.
  • Note, TOY STORY: Being Right for the Wrong Reasons in the Search for a Greater Freedom, 1 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. Online 1 (2009), available at