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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.

U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2023

Cline Williams is pleased to announce the U.S. News & World -Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2023 has awarded the firm with 17 overall rankings for the Lincoln, Omaha, and Colorado Metropolitan areas. The firm received 11 Tier 1 rankings in Lincoln and Omaha and 6 Tier 2 rankings in Lincoln, Omaha, and Colorado.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. A firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America® to be eligible for "Best Law Firms".

On October 19, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, released an updated “Know Your Rights” poster that replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. Federal law requires covered employers to prominently display the poster at their work sites and authorizes fines for noncompliance.

Cline Williams is privileged to have 23 lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America® in 2022. Best Lawyers in America are chosen through an extensive peer driven evaluation. Lawyers are recognized for their professional excellence in their area of practice. The newest award initiative, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, listed 6 of our attorneys. Lawyers who are early in their careers are recognized for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Cline Williams is also proud to announce that four firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2023 as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice. They received this distinction based upon peer ratings. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community annually is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year."

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