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Since 1857

Our professional excellence runs deep.

For over 160 years, we have represented leading citizens, businesses, and institutions in communities, large and small, throughout the Midwest. We take pride in providing clients the highest level of expertise, advocacy, and guidance in helping them achieve their goals, and in building the places we call home.

Company Culture

Community focused.

We live, work and thrive best when we do it together. Cline Williams has made our home in the Great Plains, and we believe in building strong communities through service. We support our communities through board service, volunteering, and contributing financial and other resources. Your community is our community and we are proud to support many charitable organizations throughout the Great Plains.

On August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed increase to the Fair Labor Standards Act's salary-level threshold for the “white-collar” exemptions to overtime requirements. The highly anticipated proposed rule is expected to expand overtime pay protections to over 3.4 million workers by changing the FLSA’s exemptions to overtime eligibility.

Cline Williams is proud to reveal that 30 of the firm's lawyers are listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in 2024. Best Lawyers in America® are chosen through an extensive peer driven evaluation. Lawyers are recognized for their professional excellence in their area of practice. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, listed 6 of our attorneys. The listed lawyers, who are early in their careers, are recognized for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Cline Williams is also proud to announce that one firm attorney was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2024 as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice. They received this distinction based entirely upon peer ratings. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year."

Cline Williams is pleased to announce its rankings in the Chambers USA 2023 Guide, with 3 practice groups and 9 attorneys recognized. Chambers annually ranks attorneys and law firms based on in-depth research and interviews with their clients and peers.