Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Civil Rights
- Estate Planning
- Military Law
Additional Practice Area
- General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- English: Spoken, Written
- Assistant Professor of Law
- University of Nebraska College of Law
- - Current
- Associate Attorney
- Kinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler, LLP
- Law Clerk
- Woods & Aitken, LLP
- Law Clerk
- Atwood Holsten and Brown Law Firm
- Law Clerk
- Texas Defender Services
- Urban Fitness Inc.
- Precision Fitness
- United States Army
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: High Distinction, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barrister, Regents Scholar, Amen Scholar
- Activities: National Trial Team, Law Review, Moot Court Board (Chair), Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (President)
- California University of Pennsylvania
- M.S. | Health Sciences
- Honors: Deans List
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- B.A. | Business Administration
- American Bar Association
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- The Aftermath of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S. Ct. 2527 (2009): Identifying the Analyst Who Can Satisfy Confrontation
- Nebraska Law Review
- Premortem Cryopreservation: Recognizing a Patient's Right to Die in Order to Live
- Quinnipiac Health Law Journal
26 Questions Answered
- Q. Omaha, Nebraska - My neighbors tree fell on my house. Is she responsible for having the tree removed?
- A: The answer to this question is fact dependent. However, in many situations the neighbor would be responsible for the cost of having to remove the tree, and also the cost of repairing any damages the falling tree caused.
- Q. What liablilty does the employyer have for excon employees
- A: An employers liability will depend primarily on whether they were aware of the employee's misconduct, whether they failed to take appropriate action necessary to remedy the situation. Under some circumstances, an employer would be liable for damages caused by the conduct of an employee that constitutes sexual harassment of another employee, or subjects that employee to a hostile work environment.
- Q. What benefits can the victim of a first degree assault charge obtain?
- A: The short answer: restitution, civil damages, and possibly benefits through the Nebraska's Crime Victim's Reparation Program. The particular benefits applicable to your case will depend on the facts involved in the assault and the injuries sustained.
- Q. Do insurance settlement offers expire?
- A: Yes. Typically the offer will expire either a) when the offer says it expires, or b) when the settlement offer is revoked by the insurance company.
- Q. If my insurance company is paying for the accident i was involved in can the other driver sue us again>
- A: In most cases, the claim by the other party is against you, not the insurance company directly. However, by agreement, your insurance company has likely agreed to cover the loss, and, if suit is filed, they will defend the case on your behalf if suit is filed. If suit is filed, it will likely be filed against you personally if you were the party at fault or the owner of the vehicle.
- Q. I was in a car accident and my insurance is handling it, can i be sued separately?
- A: If your insurance company does not settle the claim, and a suit is filed, the suit will be filed against you personally. However, the insurance company is likely required under your agreement to defend the lawsuit. Nonetheless, you will be listed as the defendant.
- Q. Do I need lawyer if I was in car accident, foresee future damages, using my own insurance to handle costs, in pain, etc.
- A: Unfortunately, in cases like these, insurance companies often take advantage of unrepresented claimants. I would contact a local attorney and give them the basic details. They will be able to tell you whether representation is necessary.
- Q. Is negligent driving a misdemeanor in Nebraska?
- A: Negligent driving is a 3 point moving violation in Nebraska.
- Q. Someone i purchased a car from claims they left cash in it. what are my rights?
- A: If you did not find cash in the car, then they will have to bring suit against you to recover the cash they claim, and prove that they left it in the car. If you did find cash in the car, then you may be obligated to return it - it will depend on whether there was an implied agreement as to whether the contents of the car would transfer along with title to the car.
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