Karson Kampfe’s practice is centered around litigation, with a focus on labor and employment, intellectual property, and appeals. Karson prides himself on becoming an advocate for his clients, taking time to understand the details of their case in order to work towards a successful outcome.

After graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2016, Karson completed a two-year term as a law clerk at the Nebraska Supreme Court with the Honorable Jeffrey J. Funke. This experience has given Karson a keen insight into what a judge is looking for when examining a case.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the 2022 Great Plains Rising Stars list
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Election Law and Evidence.

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey J. Funk, Nebraska Supreme Court, 2016-2018

Legal Experience

  • Successfully defended a favorable trial verdict for a farmer in a replevin case including UCC title issues as lead appellate counsel. Foundation One Bank v. Svoboda, 303 Neb. 624, 931 N.W.2d 431 (Neb. 2019)
  • Obtained summary judgment for client on novel theories and defenses to Federal Employers’ Liability Act negligence per se claims in the district court, and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Eighth Circuit. Miller v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 972 F.3d 979 (8th Cir. 2020)

Presentations & Publications

Memberships & Civic Affiliations

  • ACLU of Nebraska – First Vice President (2021); Board of Directors (2019-2022)



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


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


  • Nebraska


LAW SCHOOL: Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2016

COLLEGE: University of South Dakota, B.S., Political Science and Criminal Justice – summa cum laude, 2011