Academy Member Inducted 2010

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John C. Brownrigg

Mediation & Arbitration Services
815 Parkwood Lane
Omaha, NE 68132
Tel: (402) 614-0467
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Recognized to Nebraska Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Iowa, South Dakota

  • Practice Commenced: 1995
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 1900
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 65
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Until January 1, 2014, John C. Brownrigg, was for more than 33 years a partner in Erickson Sederstrom, P.C., L.L.O. Since late 1995, he has served as a mediation neutral in more than 1,900 disputes, mediating over 90% of them to settlement. He has been recognized for excellence in mediation by Best Lawyers In America, Chambers and Partners, SuperLawyers and Lawdragon. 

Since retiring from Erickson Sederstrom at the end of 2013, he has continued to offer alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Brownrigg has successfully mediated to settlement numerous kinds of disputes in federal and state courts of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, including personal injury and death (auto, trucking, motorcycle and boating negligence, products liability, premises liability) claims; malpractice (medical, dental, podiatric, accounting, legal and architect/engineer) claims; construction claims; tort and contract claims against the state of Nebraska and political subdivisions; broker-dealer securities claims; insurance coverage (health, disability, etc.), fidelity, and fire and other casualty claims against insurers; banking, commercial and business (corporate and partnership dissolution, non-compete contracts, etc.) claims; wage-hours claims; will contests; age/race/gender-related employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims; Fair Housing Act claims; Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims; and commercial and residential real estate (landlord-tenant, sale, boundary and use) claims.  He has also rendered binding decisions in arbitration proceedings involving numerous kinds of disputes, including personal injury (auto, trucking, premises liability) claims; construction and real estate inspection claims; agreements between telecommunications carriers under the Federal Telecommunications Act; commercial and business claims; governmental employee (State of Nebraska) disciplinary matters; and casualty claims against insurers.

Mr. Brownrigg has for most of his career been active in numerous law-related and civic organizations, including service as president of the Omaha Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and Legal Aid Society, Inc. (now Legal Aid of Nebraska).

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • 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
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, June 1974.
  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A., English, 1970.


20 hours of training in 1994 by Dispute Management Resources, Inc., of Seattle, WA (sponsored by Midwest Arbitration and Mediation, Inc., an affiliate of United States Arbitration & Mediation); 30 hours of basic training in 1994 by Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution (sponsored by the Omaha Bar Association); 16 hours of training in 1995 by CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (required for membership on mediation panel of U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska); 30 hours of training in 2010 in Family Mediation; and participation, often as a member of the faculty, in various seminars and other programs sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the Omaha Bar Association, and the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 1981 to 1993; member, Executive Council, 1983 to 1989; President, 1992-1993)
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Omaha Bar Association (President, 1990-1991)
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Nebraska, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court
  • Nebraska State Bar Commission (Member, 2008-2016)
  • Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors, 1991-1992)
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation (Fellow) 
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Nebraska Mediation Association


Rates Information

$250/hour for preparation and session time. No minimum. No charge for travel time or mileage within 150 mile radius of Omaha, NE. No administrative or cancellation fees.

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