Russ focuses his practice on the construction, regulatory, bankruptcy and agricultural fields. Russ assists various construction industry clients in assessing and managing risk through contract negotiations and is an experienced litigator of construction disputes. In the regulatory arena, Russ represents clients before various agencies and has extensive experience practicing before the Nebraska Public Service Commission and the FERC. Raised on a farm in northeast Nebraska, Russ works with clients in the agricultural industry on a wide range of topics.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America Construction Law (peer nominations)
  • Rated BV┬« Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2013-2016 (Construction Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Eminent Domain)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2002
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2002
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2002
  • Leadership Omaha – Member



  • U.S. Supreme Court


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


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


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


LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2002

COLLEGE: Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.A., 1999