Berkshire & Burmeister Attorneys at Law

Our firm provides comprehensive legal representation throughout the state of Nebraska and within Western Iowa.

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Firm Overview

The partners of Berkshire & Burmeister collectively have over 140 years of experience serving clients
in the State of Nebraska. We are a full service firm representing companies of all sizes and types, as well
as, individuals from all walks of life. Our philosophy is to provide general legal services on a personalized
basis to clients at an affordable price.

Our attorneys have the latest technologies available to facilitate research, client communication, and
litigation-document support capabilities. In today's increasingly complex world, we believe that clients desire
legal representation that is responsive and tailored to the needs of the client, and we are committed to
providing it for them.

Practice: Corporate Law, Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Taxation, Banking Law,
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Collections, Misdemeanor Defense.
Main Office

Main Office
1301 South 75th St. Suite 100
Omaha  NE  68124

Phone
  • 402.827.7000
Fax
  • 402.827.7001
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Robert H. Berkshire

Partner

Born: Omaha, Nebraska, May 1, 1928
Admitted to Bar, 1955, Nebraska
Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for District of Nebraska,
8th United States Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court

Education:
University of Nebraska (A.B., 1950; J.D., 1955)
Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Board of Editors, University of Nebraska Law Review, 1953 to 1955
Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1956 to 1959
Board of Education, Westside Community Schools (District 66)
Member, 1972 to 1984
President, 1977 to 1979 and 1983 to 1984
Nebraska Coordinating Commission, Post Secondary Education - 1980 to 1984
Vice President - 1980 to 1984
Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
Fellow, American Bar Foundation, State Chairman, 1990 to 1998
Member, House of Delegates - 1977 to 1981 and 1990 to 1998
Chairman-Elect, House of Delegates 1980
Chairman, House of Delegates 1980 to 1981
Fellow of Nebraska State Bar Foundation - Member, Board of Directors
Vice President 2005 to 2008, President 2005 to 2011
Trustee of University of Nebraska Foundation
Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)

In Memoriam 1928 - 2011
Education
  • University of Nebraska
    Juris Doctorate

Richard N. Berkshire

Partner

Born: Lincoln, Nebraska, October 5, 1954
Admitted to Bar, 1979, Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 1980
U.S. Tax Court; 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1998

Education:
Hastings College (B.A., with high distinction in Economics, 1976)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (J.D., 1979)
Member, Phi Delta Phi
American Jurisprudence Award in Wills and Trusts, Recipient; 1977
Law Clerk, Honorable Donald R. Ross, Judge,
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1978
Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors
Member, 1985-1988, 1990-1994, 1995-1998
Vice-Chairman, 1987-1988, 1991, 1997 and Chair, 1992
Nebraska Lawyers Trust Account Foundation
Board of Directors, 1983-1991; Secretary, 1984-1985, President, 1990-1991
Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. 1982 to Present
Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Member:
Nebraska State Bar Association
(Member, House of Delegate, 1998-2005 & Member 1998-2004
and Chair 2004 The Advisory Committee)
Omaha Bar Association

Areas of Practice:
Corporate/Business; Probate and Estate Planning; Real Estate; Taxation
Education
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    Juris Doctorate

Laurie B. Meyers

Partner

Born: Omaha, Nebraska, April 26, 1965
Admitted to bar, 1993, Nebraska and U.S. District Court,
District of Nebraska.

Education:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., 1987; J.D., 1993)

Member:
Nebraska State Bar Association

Areas of Practice:
Probate and Estate Planning
Education
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    Juris Doctorate

Angela L. Burmeister

Partner

Born: Dayton, Ohio, February 6, 1968
Admitted to Bar, 1993 - Nebraska and U.S. District Court,
District of Nebraska; 1999 - Iowa; 2002 - Missouri and Kansas

Education:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., Business Administration, 1990)
Creighton University (J.D., 1993)

Member:
Iowa State Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association,
Kansas State Bar Association, Missouri State Bar Association
Omaha Judiciary Committee; House of Delegates
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Medical/Legal Committee
Courts Committee

Areas of Practice:
Collections; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Corporate/Business;
Estate Planning; Probate; Workers Compensation
Education
  • Creighton University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Thomas M. Houston

Partner

Born: Omaha, Nebraska, June 13, 1960
Admitted to Bar, 1987, Nebraska and U.S. District Court,
District of Nebraska; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Education:
Creighton University (B.A., 1982)
Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 1987)

Member:
Omaha Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Friends of Naivasha (Kenya) Foundation (Board Member, 2008 to Present)
Maple Crest Care Center's Advisory Board (Member, 2007 to Present)
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Adjunct Professor, 2006 to 2008)
Nebraska Lawyers Trust Account Foundation
(President, 2001; Board Member, 1997 to 2003)
Boys Town National Research Hospital's IACUC (Board Member, 1995 to 1997)

Areas of Practice:
Civil Practice; Contracts; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Probate;
Trial Practice; Domestic Relations; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries;
Premises Liability; Workers Compensation; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice;
Dental Malpractice; Products Liability
Education
  • Willamette University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Sarah J. Brower

Associate

Born: Omaha, Nebraska, March 6, 1987
Admitted to bar, Iowa, 2012; Nebraska, 2013

Education:
Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
Iowa State University (B.A., cum laude, 2009)
University College Cork (Ireland Study Abroad Program, 2008)
Academic Achievements:
CALI Award Winner in Legal Writing, 2011
Member, Robert M. Spires Inns of Court, 2011-2012
Member, Moot Court Board, 2011-2012
Moot Court Two-time Outstanding Oralist Recipient and Best Brief
Nominee, 2011; Cardinal Key Honors Society, 2009
Clerkships:
Law Clerk, Honorable Daniel A. Morris and Jack L. Anderson
United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for
Immigration Review, Summer 2010
Law Clerk, Scheldrup Blades
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska, Summer 2011
Law Clerk, Douglas County Attorney's Office
Felony Department, 2011-2012
Bar Associations:
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Women's Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Areas of Practice: Family Law; Estate Planning; Real Estate; Collections; Personal Injury; Employment Disputes; Workers Compensation
Education
  • Creighton University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kathryn J. Derr

Associate
Born:
Education:
Member:
Areas of Practice:

Kaitlynn L. Boone

Associate
Born:
Education:
Member:
Areas of Practice:

Soren S. Jensen

Of Counsel

Born: Blair, Nebraska
Admitted to bar, 1961 Nebraska

Education: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.A.; J.D., 1961)
Recipient: Distinguished Service Award, University of Nebraska
Pro Bono Publico Award, Omaha Bar Association
Bruce Nelson Award, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee,
American Bar Association
Vice President, Board of Directors, Omaha Public Power District
Chairman, Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post Secondary Education
President, University of Nebraska Alumni Association
Delegate, National Republican Convention

Member: Nebraska State Bar Association and American Bar Association
Nebraska Republican Central Committee, 1968-1970
Regents Committee on an Urban University-Task Force on Higher Education
Chairman. Member, State Highway Commission, 1989-1995
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Opera Omaha
President, University of Nebraska College of Law Alumni Association
Mentor, Girls and Boys Town
Captain, Infantry, U.S. Army Reserve, 1969

Areas of Practice: Employment Law; Labor Law; Unfair Competition; Litigation
Education
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    Juris Doctorate
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