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Timothy J. Thalken

Timothy J. Thalken

Partner
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone:
402-978-5285 (Direct Dial)
402-341-6000
800-544-6041 (Toll Free)
Fax:
402-341-8290
E-mail:

Tim's practice is focused on representing clients in all manners of litigation. His extensive trial, arbitration, administrative, and appellate experience includes notable cases in which he: successfully defended a constitutional challenge to Nebraska's education funding statutes; represented a client in litigation involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel which resulted in a more than $28 million payment to his client; defended and settled a complex class action lawsuit filed by public employee unions and retirees regarding the constitutionality of a city ordinance; negotiated and recovered a six figure settlement from an auto glass company who had engaged in a scheme to commit insurance fraud; and successfully defended multi-million dollar coal royalty assessments assessed by state and federal agencies.

Tim regularly defends clients in litigation involving commercial disputes, negligence claims, insurance coverage, and claims brought under Section 1983 and ERISA. He also routinely handles regulatory investigations conducted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Investigations on behalf of a client.

Tim has drafted legislation regarding Nebraska civil procedure which has been enacted into law, and has advised clients regarding proposed legislation and regulations.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense and Self-Insured Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Professional Negligence
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Health Care Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2001
  • Nebraska, 2001

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Member
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team, Member
    • Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Member
  • Creighton University
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Departmental Distinction

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation - ERISA (peer nominations)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Order of the Barrister, Member
  • Selected to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars in 2013-2014 (Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Eminent Domain)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2012
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2001
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2001
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, 2003
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Legislative Committee
  • Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawyers Committee

Timothy Thalken

Position: Partner

Email
402-978-5285

Practice Areas

Admitted

2002

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

2001

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • Nebraska

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska at Lincoln, J.D., with distinction, 2001

COLLEGE: Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors, with departmental distinction, 1998

Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent(R) | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2014 | Timothy J. Thalken

Tim's practice is focused on representing clients in all manners of litigation. His extensive trial, arbitration, administrative, and appellate experience includes notable cases in which he: successfully defended a constitutional challenge to Nebraska's education funding statutes; represented a client in litigation involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel which resulted in a more than $28 million payment to his client; defended and settled a complex class action lawsuit filed by public employee unions and retirees regarding the constitutionality of a city ordinance; negotiated and recovered a six-figure settlement from an auto glass company who had engaged in a scheme to commit insurance fraud; and successfully defended multi-million dollar coal royalty assessments assessed by state and federal agencies.

Tim regularly defends clients in litigation involving commercial disputes, negligence claims, insurance coverage, and claims brought under Section 1983 and ERISA. He also routinely handles regulatory investigations conducted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Investigations on behalf of a client.

Tim has drafted legislation regarding Nebraska civil procedure which has been enacted into law, and has advised clients regarding proposed legislation and regulations.

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation - ERISA (peer nominations)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Order of the Barrister, Member
  • Selected to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars in 2013-2014 (Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Eminent Domain)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2012
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2001
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2001
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, 2003
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Legislative Committee
  • Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawyers Committee

Legal Experience

Other

  • Nebraska Law Review, Member
  • Moot Court Board, Member
  • National Moot Court Team, Member

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