Congratulations to partner Bob Freeman for receiving the Omaha Bar Association’s 2015 Robert M. Spire Public Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes career efforts to improve the public’s knowledge of and access to the law and justice systems.
Among his noted accomplishments were his leadership in the ’90s in developing a first ever Juvenile Diversion Program in Douglas County. Freeman was also noted for his work in providing pro bono legal work to the City of Omaha on the development of what became CenturyLink Center Omaha, which he continues to represent; and pro bono counsel to Omaha’s Police and Fire Pension Task Force, which addressed solutions to a $500 million funding deficit. Freeman currently serves as General Counsel for the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and as an Adjunct Law Professor at Creighton Law School, where he teaches Sports law. Bob has also served on numerous boards and committees in the Jewish community, including as President of Temple Israel’s Board from 1993-1995.
The award was formally presented at the Omaha Bar Association’s Law Day Luncheon on April 30 by Senior Federal District Court Judge Lyle Strom.
To learn more, please read the feature article about Bob published on April 30 in the The Daily Record.