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Michael F. Kinney, Mediator, Omaha, Nebraska.

Michael F. Kinney

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Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas PC
9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 302
Omaha, NE, 68114
Tel: (402) 390-0300
Cell: (402) 680-0542
Fax: (402) 390-9676
Website: www.cassemtierney.com
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Recognized to Nebraska Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Iowa, Ohio, Texas

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2007
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2019): 600
Practice Percentages
  • GRAND ISLAND
  • LINCOLN-BEATRICE
  • OMAHA

Biographical

Full time litigator 1971-2014

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (1996-present; State Chair, 2004-06; Board of Regents, 2011-2015)

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2004-present; State Chair, 2007-present)

Best's Lawyer of the Year (Mediation-Omaha 2013)

Best's Lawyer of the Year (Arbitration-Omaha 2012, 2014, 2019)

Best's Lawyer of the Year (Bet-The-Company-Omaha 2016)

Best's Lawyer of the Year (Medical Malpractice-Defendants-Omaha 2017)

Included in Best's Lawyers in America in 9 categories (2019) (Arbitration, Bet-The-Company, Commercial, Mediation, Medical Malpractice (defendants), Personal Injury (defendants), Personal Injury (plaintiffs), Product Liability (defendants), Product Liability (plaintiffs)


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Iowa, B.S. in psychology (1968);
  • University of Iowa, J.D. (1971), with distinction

Memberships & Affiliations

Omaha Bar Association (Executive Council, 1998-2005; President, 2003-04)

Nebraska State Bar Association (Executive Committee, 2006-11; President, 2009-10),

Iowa State Bar Association and American Bar Association

Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation (Board of Directors 2007-2014)

Papillion/LaVista School Board (1979-1985)

Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (1986-1997)

Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) (1989-1995; served on the Executive Committee for three years)

Board of Directors of Fontenelle Forest  Association (1993-1995)

CASA (2000-2012)

Nebraska Eye Bank Board of Directors (2003-2009)

Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice (2004-2014)

Bellevue Housing Authority (2005-2014)

Lift Up Sarpy County Board of Directors (2012-present)

Bellevue School Board (2013-2017)


Rates Information

$350 / hour (prep, travel and mediation time). No administrative fees. No cancelation fees.

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