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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Nebraska.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
John Stevens Berry Jr
Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes Lawyer
Lincoln, NE
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David A Domina
Personal Injury and Business Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Thomas M. Petersen
Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Patrick Joseph Cullan
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Kansas City, MO
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John Stevens Berry Sr
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Lincoln, NE
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James A. Owen
Marijuana Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Virginia Cullan
Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyer
Kansas City, MO
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Sean D Cuddigan
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Brian E. Jorde
Personal Injury and Commercial Truck Accidents Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Jeffrey Lapin
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyer
Lincoln, NE
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Darren R. Carlson
Real Estate Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Christian T. Williams
Personal Injury and Estate and Probate Lawyer
Omaha, NE
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Nebraska Legal Resources

Nebraska Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

Nebraska State Bar Association - The Nebraska State Bar Association became a mandatory organization by order of the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1937. The mission of the Nebraska State Bar Association is to help lawyers help people through maintaining high standards of conduct, improving public understanding of the legal system, providing quality support and services, safeguarding the professional interests of the legal profession, and promote quality continuing legal education (CLE).
NCDAA - Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association - The Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (NCDAA) was established in 1985 to promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (NCDAA) serves the needs of criminal defense attorneys through conducting numerous CLE seminars, providing networking opportunities, publishing a newsletter, and maintaining a brief bank.
NATA - Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys - The NATA is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout Nebraska. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in Nebraska and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.

Legal Associations in Nebraska - Legal organizations in Nebraska create a vibrant network for legal professionals to connect, learn, and grow. Covering diverse practice areas, these associations offer valuable resources, networking events, and educational opportunities. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, they contribute significantly to the development of legal expertise, professional relationships, and the overall advancement of the legal field in Nebraska.

Law Schools in Nebraska

Creighton University School of Law - Creighton University School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1904, Creighton University School of Law is a Private school with approximately 311 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
University of Nebraska College of Law - Nebraska Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 1888, University of Nebraska College of Law is a Public school with approximately 391 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Nebraska Government and Court Resources

Nebraska Attorney General

Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy

Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy - The Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy (Commission), established in 1995, offers property tax relief to counties providing legal representation for indigent defendants facing severe felonies. It assists public defenders, court-appointed attorneys, and provides tax relief as counties don't pay for these services. It appoints a chief counsel overseeing divisions including capital litigation, violent crime and drug defense, appellate, DNA testing, and major case resource center.

Nebraska Department of Labor

Nebraska Department of Labor - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) oversees a range of responsibilities aimed at supporting the state's workforce, enforcing labor laws, and providing workforce development programs. Its primary duties include administering unemployment insurance benefits, offering financial assistance to eligible individuals during periods of unemployment. NDOL also enforces labor laws related to minimum wage, workplace standards, and fair employment practices to protect workers' rights and ensure equitable workplaces. Additionally, the department focuses on workforce development by providing job training programs, career counseling, and employment services to enhance job opportunities and skills for Nebraska's workforce.

Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services

Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services - The Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) is entrusted with protecting the welfare of children and families throughout the state. CFS manages child welfare services, including investigating reports of child abuse or neglect, providing intervention and support services to families in crisis, and overseeing foster care and adoption services. The division aims to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children by promoting safe and nurturing environments. Additionally, CFS collaborates with community partners, offers family-centered services, and advocates for children's best interests, striving to support families and provide essential resources to enhance the lives of Nebraska's children and families in need.

Nebraska Judicial Branch

Nebraska Judicial Branch - The Nebraska Judicial Branch, established upon statehood in 1867, holds a rich historical legacy and plays a pivotal role in the state's legal system. Its duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, safeguarding individual rights, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Nebraska's judiciary also addresses unique legal challenges specific to the state, including agricultural and rural issues.

Nebraska Legislature

Nebraska Legislature - The Nebraska Legislature operates as a unicameral body, making it the only one-chamber state legislature in the United States. It consists of 49 members, known as senators, serving four-year terms without term limits. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Nebraska Supreme Court

Nebraska Supreme Court - The Nebraska Supreme Court serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and administering the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct application and interpretation of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners statewide. Additionally, the Nebraska Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers across Nebraska.

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