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David R. Buntain
(402) 474-6900
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Practice Emphasis:

David's practice includes advising clients about employment matters and employment litigation of all types, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and similar laws; Wage and Hour Act and wage payment claims; and wrongful termination, breach of contract and non-compete covenants. He also represents health care providers on regulatory compliance and legislative matters, serves as counsel to public boards and agencies, and represents litigants in state and federal court in business litigation and commercial disputes. 

Admitted to Practice:

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment)
  • Named: Best Lawyers' 2016 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Named: Best Lawyers' 2012 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Labor and Employment)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor; Health Care; Government Relations)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Humanities Nebraska, 2012-2017
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities, 2012-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, 2015-present
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, 1984-2011
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association Judicial Resources Committee, 2001-2011
  • President, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, 2007-2008
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976-1980
  • Member, Democratic National Committee, 1992-2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2010-2017
  • President, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sheldon Art Association, 2010-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1994
  • President, Leadership Lincoln, Inc., 1987-1988
  • President, Board of Directors, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, 2004-2006
  • Associate Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1973-1975
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa