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Thomas J. Olsen
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Nebraska's Premier Criminal Attorney - Former Prosecutor - 30 Years Experience

Mr. Olsen is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska and Former Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor. His firm is devoted to Criminal Defense, and specializes in illegal search and seizure drug cases. Read More »
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Dawson County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 537-7119 822 Lake Ave
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Dawson County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 324-5575 115 W 6th St
Lexington, NE 68850
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Dawson County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 324-5151 710 N Grant St
Lexington, NE 68850
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Collections and DUI
Tana M. Fye
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Phelps County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(402) 519-4061 713 Fourth Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Juvenile and Probate
University of South Dakota School of Law
I primarily practice in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile law, and estate planning/probate. I also handle some other types of matters, including guardianships, name changes, adoptions, nonprofit corporation formation, personal injury, and landlord-tenant disputes. I practice in many counties in South Central Nebraska, including Buffalo, Sherman, Kearney, Franklin, Harlan Furnas, Gosper, Dawson, and Red Willow Counties. I am originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota. I enjoy playing the cello, drag racing with my family, reading, travelling, and spending time with my husband and pets.
Jonathan R.  Brandt
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Phelps County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(308) 995-4458 417 East Avenue
PO Box 133
Holdrege, NE 68949
Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Justin Daake
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Furnas County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 824-3646 1103 Central St., Ste. 3
P.O. Box 188
Oxford, NE 68967
Criminal, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Buffalo County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 237-3155 1419 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Custer County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 872-6868 425 S 7th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Custer County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 872-6868 425 S 7th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Buffalo County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 234-6561 2002 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Buffalo County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 236-2090 15 W 22nd St
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Custer County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 872-5100 1000 S 1st Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Tregg Robert Lunn
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Hall County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(402) 730-7021 117 E 1st St
Grand Island, NE 68801
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and DUI
Gary Peterson
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Valley County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 728-3676 1532 L St
Ord, NE 68862
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Lincoln County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(308) 534-6740 1020 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE 69101
Criminal
Harlan County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 928-2707 25 N John St
Alma, NE 68920
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Lincoln County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 534-2732 101 E 5th St
North Platte, NE 69101
Criminal and DUI
Red Willow County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 345-1600 101 W C St
McCook, NE 69001
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hall County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 382-7513 305 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801
Criminal
Webster County, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(402) 746-2274 443 N Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Criminal, Business and DUI
Valley County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 728-3246 1545 M St
Ord, NE 68862
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Chad Wythers
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(402) 430-5381 139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Chad J. Wythers attended the University of Nebraska (B.A. 1996) and the University of Nebraska, College of Law (J.D. 2001).

Chad is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association (NCDAA), the Lincoln, Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is admitted to practice law in the State of Nebraska; the United States District Court, District of Nebraska; the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.

Chad has tried cases in multiple states and is a member of California...
John S. Berry Jr.
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(402) 466-8444 139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal, DUI, Military and White Collar Crime
Creighton University
Berry Law Firm has led fights against unjust prosecutions and government overreach since 1965. This team of warrior lawyers knows what it takes to win in the courtroom and beyond.

John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. John has not only led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. John personifies the warrior ethos that is the foundation for Berry Law Firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to community organizations...
Perry Andrew Pirsch
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(402) 521-0930 151 N. 8th Street, 5th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68508
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Perry Andrew Pirsch has 20 years of experience in the practice of law. In addition to over a decade in private practice, Perry served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska in Civil Litigation (1998-2000), Legislative Counsel to U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (2003-2004), General Counsel to the Nebraska State Auditor of Public Accounts (2004-2007), and Deputy and Counsel to the Nebraska State Treasurer (2007-2008).

Perry received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Law in 1998 and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science in 1994 ( UNL). He also holds a...
Cameron Kroeger
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(402) 466-8444 6940 O St, Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Criminal and Military
University of Nebraska College of Law
Cameron Kroeger comes to us after a career as an Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer, then as a defense contractor. Stateside, Cameron worked in support of US Forces in the Middle East, and he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His medals include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal, among others. After graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Cameron joined the Berry Law Firm team.
Justin B. Kalemkiarian
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(402) 466-8444 6940 O St, Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
University of Iowa
Justin received his Bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A.) and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D.). During his time at Iowa, Justin served as an extern to the Hon. Judge John A. Jarvey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and as a research assistant for Prof. Maya Steinitz.

He is admitted to practice law in Nebraska, Illinois, and United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

"I thought Justin was more than helpful and he got me out of a sticky situation.
I could not be more pleased...
William Harris
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(402) 466-8444 139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Military
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Harris vigorously protects his clients from false criminal allegations as well as police overreach and brutality. Mr. Harris has extensive experience protecting the rights of citizens in Omaha and members of the military. Additionally, he is a member of the United States Army National Guard, with over 18 years of service where he served as the Assistant Operational Law Attorney and Trial Counsel. He practiced in the areas of Operational Law, Administrative Law and Military Justice, and advised commanders and senior non-commissioned officers. Mr. Harris has appeared before The United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit and The Nebraska...
Thomas M. Petersen
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Douglas County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(402) 509-8070 11930 Arbor Street
Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Established in 1995, Petersen Criminal Defense has handled over 7000 cases. Due to ever increasing complexity and conflicting legislation, I have limited my practice solely to criminal defense such as drunk driving, federal crimes, sexual assault, drug crimes and assault.

I grew up in Spokane, Washington and discovered at an early age that I wanted to pursue a legal career.

At age 16, I began working at a general practice law firm answering phones and filing legal documents. Eventually, I was admitted under Rule 16 of the Washington Supreme Court to represent clients on a limited basis. By age 19, I was...
Frank Matthew Aerni
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(402) 466-8444 139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Matt Aerni fights for those who are injured and those who have been falsely accused of crimes. Mr. Aerni previously worked at one of the nation’s largest insurance companies and has first-hand knowledge of how insurance companies will try to put their own interests ahead of those of their clients when it comes to paying out claims. Matt seeks justice for those fighting insurance companies and the government alike. Additionally, Matt has represented several clients in breach of contract cases.

Matt also maintains a substantial criminal defense practice, focusing mainly on misdemeanor and felony defense. Matt has successfully represented clients...
Michael Stageman
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Douglas County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(402) 650-4660 9202 W Dodge Rd
Suite 307
Omaha, NE 68114
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Creighton University School of Law
If you face serious criminal charges, you need a lawyer who understands the court system where your case will be tried. When your future is at risk, the attorney who sits beside you can make the difference between an outcome you can live with and one that you can't.

I am Nebraska criminal defense lawyer Michael Stageman. I have handled thousands of criminal cases. I know what prosecutors need to put a case together. I also know how to take that case apart from a defense point of view. From my Headquarters in Omaha, I represent people throughout Nebraska who are...
Seth Morris
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(402) 466-8444 139 S 6th St
Suite 210
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska College of Law
Seth Morris has a long successful history of protecting his client’s rights in the courtroom. Seth recently won a nationally-publicized criminal case where he earned an acquittal for a client wrongly accused of resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer. The case was one of the first in Nebraska in which cameras were allowed in the courtroom.

Seth handles a variety of cases including (but not limited to) DUI, possession, assault, personal injury, and civil rights violations. A lengthy history in the legal sector (from working as a law clerk during school to winning cases as a trial lawyer) gives...
Thomas J. Olsen
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Douglas County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(402) 598-5789 209 S. 19th St., #525
Omaha, NE 68102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. Olsen is Nebraska's Premier Criminal Defense Attorney with more than 30 years of criminal trial experience. Tom's entire law practice is 100% devoted to Criminal Defense, and he is an expert in Criminal Defense matters, including State and Federal Drug Charges and DUI/DWI, representing thousands of clients just like you facing serious criminal charges.

Tom graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 1988, receiving numerous awards and accolades for high scholastic achievement, including Trial Advocacy and Constitutional Law. He began his legal career with the prestigious Wall Street law firm of...
Jordan J. Mruz
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(402) 434-5200 4645 Normal Blvd., Ste. 272
Lincoln, NE 68506
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Nebraska College of Law
Jordan will accept cases in the following counties: Lancaster, Saunders, Seward, York, Butler, Dodge, Sarpy, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Gage, Saline. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. If you want to know whether he takes cases in the county you have a legal question, feel free to contact him. Jordan spent the first two and a half years of his career with Fye Law Office in Holdrege, Nebraska. There he served the clients in 14 counties across Central and South Western Nebraska. He gained a great deal of trial experience with civil cases, particularly divorces involving children,...
Bassel Farouk El-Kasaby
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Douglas County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(402) 884-0700 308 S 19th St
Omaha, NE 68102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DUI
University of Iowa
Bassel El-Kasaby is senior partner of KasabyNicholls. Practicing primarily in Immigration law, civil rights, and transportation law, Bassel holds a Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the University of Iowa. He also has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning. A former faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute, he was involved in teaching and research on aviation law, policy, and regulation.
Brendan Michael Kelly
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Knox County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(888) 285-5833 207 His Red Nation Street
RR2 Box 5172
Omaha, NE 68760
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Creighton University, School of Law
I have been a defense attorney for the last 26 plus years. I'm currently licensed in Nebraska, Iowa and hold an inactive license in Colorado. I also handle matters in federal court. Give me a call to help with criminal defense, DUI/OUI, Family and Divorce law. We offer free friendly advice and will get your matter going for you. Put us in your corner.
Eric Robert Chandler
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Douglas County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(402) 933-6858 319 South 17th Street
Suite 522
Omaha, NE 68102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Eric Chandler is a former criminal prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office. Mr. Chandler left his job as a prosecutor in 2007 to open The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, PC, LLO. Mr. Chandler specializes in personal injury and criminal defense law. His injury practice is focused on helping people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Timothy Paul Sullivan
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(402) 742-9170 5000 Central Park Dr.
Ste. 204
Lincoln, NE 68504
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Tim Sullivan earned his J.D. Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1999. Tim is currently engaged in the private practice of Law. He received the Nebraska Lawyer’s Foundation Visionary Award in 2010. Tim grew up in the military; and attended numerous secular and Catholic elementary, junior high and high schools in Japan, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, Virginia, and California. Two of those years Tim attended Nebraska City schools. After graduating from Lourdes in 1977, Tim served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, and later as a Security Specialist at...
Andrew Strotman
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Seward County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(402) 466-8444 139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Criminal, Civil Rights, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Andrew served ten years in the Marine Corps, first as an infantry officer and later as a judge advocate. He commanded a rifle platoon, a Dragons platoon, and a company in the Second Marine Division. After attending Creighton University on the Funded Law Program and graduating summa cum laude in 1986, he served as a trial defense counsel at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. He participated in several high-profile military cases involving charges ranging from homicide to capital espionage.

In the years following his military service, Andrew has handled complex white collar criminal and civil cases in federal, military and...
Stephanie Flynn
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(402) 325-8469 610 J Street
Suite 320
Lincoln, NE 68508
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska College of Law
Thomas T Inkelaar
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Lancaster County, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 487-8711 3820 Vermaas Pl
Lincoln, NE 68502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Elder and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Thomas T. Inkelaar is passionate about personal injury law, and considers this complicated and sensitive field his area of expertise. He’s prepared, enthusiastic and unwavering in his commitment to help his clients receive the most appropriate resolutions. As founder of Law Office of Thomas T. Inkelaar LLC, Thomas has established himself as a professional, qualified attorney who is authorized to practice law in Kansas and Nebraska.
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.