Academy Member Inducted 2018

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Amy L. Van Horne, Mediator, Omaha, Nebraska.

Amy L. Van Horne

Diplomate member
Kutak Rock LLP
1650 Farnam Street
The Omaha Building
Omaha, NE 68102
Tel: (402) 231-8865
Fax: (402) 346-1148
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Recognized to Nebraska Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2012
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/7/24)750
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/7/24)8
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Ms. Van Horne is the first female in Nebraska to be accepted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  She has successfully mediated a wide variety of disputes, including disability discrimination claims, personal injury claims, gender discrimination claims, disability discrimination claims, wrongful death claims, invasion of privacy claims, defamation claims, medical malpractice claims, estate claims, landlord/tenant disputes, employment disputes, and contract disputes, among others.

A second-career lawyer, her experience as a public school teacher, combined with extensive experience litigating personal injury, products liability and insurance coverage disputes, give her the unique ability to both educate parties on how a case will progress to verdict and provide valuable support in reaching success in mediation. 

Ms. Van Horne is on the panel of approved mediators for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.  

Ms. Van Horne has served as an adjunct instructor at Creighton University Law School teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2002, with Distinction; Articles Editor, Journal of Corporation Law; Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award
  • M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1998 M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1997
  • Michigan State University, Certificate in Food Safety, 2014
  • B.A., Dana College, 1988, magna cum laude
  • Instituto Cervantes, DELE Spanish Diploma Level B2

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators 
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys (current Treasurer; Iowa certified mediator)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association (current Chair, ADR Section)
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Mediation Association
  • Iowa Mediation Association
  • Robert M. Spire American Inns of Court (current President-Elect)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

Rates Information

$370 per hour mediation/$425 per hour arbitration.  Arbitrations cancelled with less than 10 business days' notice will have a cancellation penalty of $1,000 per day of arbitration scheduled assessed, billed in equal shares to participating parties. 

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