As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Richard A. Spellman
(402) 397-1700

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Rick was formerly the Associate General Counsel Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska. His primary duties included legal matters for University of Nebraska Medical Center and its physicians faculty practice group, UNMC Physicians. Previously, he was in private practice for 20 years specializing in litigation, health care finance and securities law, and for 10 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Guarantee Life Insurance Company. Rick's practice areas include legal risk management, regulatory compliance, institutional affiliations, intellectual property and technology transfer, and compliance and employment litigation.

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University of Nebraska, J.D., 1967
University of Nebraska, B.A., 1964
Cornell University, 1960-1962

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Director, UneMed Corporation, 1999-Present
  • Director, Midlands Mentoring Partnership, 2010-Present
  • Member, Nebraska Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1985-1996
  • Member, House of Delegates, Nebraska State Bar Association, 1985-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, Creighton University College of Law, 1974-1993
  • Student Articles Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1966-1967
  • Capt., United States Marine Corps, General Courts Martial, prosecutor and defense attorney, and Military Judge, Special Courts Martial, 1967-1970