Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (Civil Litigation), 2013-2016

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2007
  • Hall County Bar Association, 2007
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2011
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys – Member
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association – Member
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association – Board of Directors (2009-present); Newsletter Editor (2010-present)
  • Defense Research Institute – Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association – Member and volunteer for The Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter, Social Networking Discovery 2.0: The Limits of Deception (Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, Spring 2010)
  • Panel speaker, The Next Generation of Ethical Issues: Things You Didn’t Have to Think About Ten Years Ago (Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Fall 2009)
  • Presenter, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook: Using New Social Networking Technologies in Discovery and Case Development (Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, Spring 2009)
  • Author and presenter, The Defendant Is Either Bankrupt or Dead – What Do I Do? (Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys Seminar, Winter 2009)
  • Author, Wyeth v. Levine: Supreme Court Finds No Preemption for Prescription Drug Claim(Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, Spring 2009)
  • Author, “Polarizing the Case”: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Solving the Malingerer Problem (Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, Spring 2009)

Legal Experience

  • Fajardo v. Greeley, Hall County District Court, CI09-58.
    • Car-pedestrian accident.
    • Obtained jury verdict for Defendant after two-day trial in May 2010.
  • Lesiak v. Central Valley Ag Coop., Inc., Merrick County District Court, CI06-131.
    • Products liability / negligence action involving application of a herbicide.
    • Obtained directed verdict for Defendant on fourth day of trial in March 2010.
    • Argued appeal before Nebraska Supreme Court in November 2010.
  • Hoyt v. Jumps, Hitchcock County Court, CI08-1.
    • Car-cow accident.
    • Obtained jury verdict for Defendant-driver in August 2008.

Other

  • Rebuilding Together Omaha – Board of Directors (2011 – present)
  • Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity – Board of Directors (2009-2010)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island – Volunteer

Admitted

2007

  • Nebraska

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2007

COLLEGE: Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004