Kearney, Nebraska Criminal Lawyers

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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Jonathan R.  Brandt
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Kearney, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 807-6424 3423 2nd Ave. Suite 7
PO Box 521
Kearney, NE 68848
Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Kearney, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 236-2090 15 W 22nd St
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Kearney, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 237-3155 1419 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Kearney, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 234-6561 2002 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Tana M. Fye
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Holdrege, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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.
Tregg Robert Lunn
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Grand Island, 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
Justin Daake
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Oxford, 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
Lexington, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 324-5575 115 W 6th St
Lexington, NE 68850
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Alma, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 928-2707 25 N John St
Alma, NE 68920
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Grand Island, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 382-7513 305 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801
Criminal
Lexington, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 324-5151 710 N Grant St
Lexington, NE 68850
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Collections and DUI
Gary Peterson
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Ord, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 728-3676 1532 L St
Ord, NE 68862
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
North Platte, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(308) 534-6740 1020 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE 69101
Criminal
Ord, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 728-3246 1545 M St
Ord, NE 68862
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Broken Bow, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 872-5100 1000 S 1st Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Superior, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(402) 879-3294 355 N Commercial Ave
Superior, NE 68978
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Red Cloud, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(402) 746-2274 443 N Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Criminal, Business and DUI
McCook, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 345-1600 101 W C St
McCook, NE 69001
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
North Platte, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 534-2732 101 E 5th St
North Platte, NE 69101
Criminal and DUI
Broken Bow, NE Criminal Law Lawyer
(308) 872-6868 425 S 7th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Gothenburg, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 537-7119 822 Lake Ave
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Broken Bow, NE Criminal Law Attorney
(308) 872-6868 425 S 7th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Thomas M. Petersen
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Omaha, 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...
Cameron Kroeger
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Lincoln, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 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.
Chad Wythers
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Seward, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 17 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, 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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Lincoln, 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...
William Harris
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Seward, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Timothy Sopinski
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Fremont, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(402) 704-7529 635 N Broad St
Fremont, NE 68025
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Tax
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
As a former prosecutor, public defender and attorney for the State, I have several years of criminal law experience and unique insight into defending any type of criminal charges. I have also worked as legal counsel for the Tax Equalization and Review Commission, where I dealt with property tax appeals from both residential, commercial and agricultural land owners. I have extensive trial and courtroom experience and a real passion to help people. Regardless of your legal issues, service to my clients is my number one priority.
Michael Stageman
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Omaha, 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...
Bassel Farouk El-Kasaby
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Omaha, 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.
Justin B. Kalemkiarian
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Lincoln, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 6 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...
Frank Matthew Aerni
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Seward, NE Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
Brendan Michael Kelly
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Omaha, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 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.
Andrew Strotman
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Seward, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 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...
Eric Robert Chandler
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Omaha, 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.
Shurie Graeve
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Omaha , NE Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(402) 393-0307 9290 W Dodge Rd
Suite 104
Omaha , NE 68114-3320
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Graeve’s 23 year career includes experience as a sole practitioner, an associate attorney, small business counsel, and elected official. Graeve has represented corporate, individual, and government clients throughout Nebraska. Graeve is a former County Attorney who served as the county’s chief legal advisor, law enforcement officer, prosecutor, and coroner. Graeve focusses her practice in the area of litigation, negotiation, and mediation. Graeve has been recognized for completing 90 hours of formal training in the theory and practice of conflict resolution techniques, including the mediation process, neutrality, agreement writing, ethics, and skills strategies, and advanced techniques for successful mediation in family...
Liam Meehan
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Bellevue, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(402) 592-2800 11515 s 39 Street
Bellevue, NE 68123
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Divorce
Creighton University
Liam K. Meehan is a Partner at Wagner Meehan and Watson, LLP. He has practiced out of an office in Sarpy County since 2012. Mr. Meehan has an active family law practice in Sarpy, Douglas, and Pottawattamie County in Iowa. He handles divorces, modifications, child support and paternity cases. Mr. Meehan also has experience in criminal law dealing with both simple first time driving under influence charges to also handling more serious felonies. Mr. Meehan has represented criminal clients at the Nebraska Supreme Court on numerous occasions.

Mr. Meehan been awarded the Top 10 under 40 by The...
Thomas T Inkelaar
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Lincoln, NE Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 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.
Jordan J. Mruz
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Lincoln, 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,...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.