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Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

John represents public and private employers in labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, arbitration, affirmative action, Wage and Hour, OSHA, and fair employment practice proceedings before federal and state courts and agencies, and the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations. John served as the Chair of the Board of the Alegent Creighton Health System and represents health care providers on a variety of issues including nonprofit governance and executive compensation. John also represents print and broadcast media on First Amendment, open meetings and public record issues.

Admitted to Practice:

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


University of Nebraska, J.D., 1985
Hastings College, B.A., 1982

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management)
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Labor and Employment)
  • Chair, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section of Nebraska State Bar Association, 1995-1997
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association, Committee on Multi Disciplinary Practice of Law, 2000
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Member, Hastings College Board of Trustees
  • Member, Alumni Council for University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alegent Creighton Health, 2006-2012; Vice Chair, 2009-2010; Chair, 2011-2012
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alegent Creighton Clinic, 2009-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Immanuel Health System, 2009-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hastings College Alumni Association, 1988-1990
  • Published: "Employers Prepare: Arbitration of Statutory Employment Claims," The Nebraska Lawyer, June 1998
  • Published: "Independent Contractor or Employee: Avoiding Legal Risks and Penalties Associated with the Misclassification of Workers," The Nebraska Lawyer, November/December 2010