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.

(402) 474-6900

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Dick represents commercial lenders, including banks, bank holding companies, heavy equipment financers and suppliers of agricultural chemicals and products. His practice focuses on commercial lending, including the preparation of commercial loan documents, enforcing creditors' rights in bankruptcy, federal and state enforcement actions and workouts and restructuring of commercial and agricultural debt. In addition, Dick also provides representation in commercial litigation.

Admitted to Practice:

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit


University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 1984
University of Nebraska, B.S.B.A., 1980

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy)
  • Named: Best Lawyers' 2013 Lincoln Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Nebraska State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, 2004-2008
  • Past Member, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Lincoln Bar Association
  • Former Adjunct Instructor, University of Nebraska, College of Law, Secured Transactions
  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1983-1984
  • Order of the Coif