Omaha Business Law Attorneys
Gettman & Mills LLP | More than 85 Years of Combined Legal Experience We are Gettman & Mills LLP. Our Nebraska law firm is composed of four attorneys with one goal: to provide our clients with quality legal services at a realistic value. Based in Omaha, we represent individuals and Fortune 500 companies in business law, insurance coverage and product liability defense cases in eastern Nebraska and throughout the U.S. Nebraska Business Litigation Lawyers Protecting Your Rights Together, our team of attorneys at Gettman & Mills LLP has spent more than 85 collective years advising and defending our clients in complex business and commercial cases. Led by managing partner Jill Vinjamuri Gettman, we provide our clients with the commitment and extensive knowledge needed to successfully handle cases involving: Business law and litigation: Business planning, formation, mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, corporate governance, business contracts, business agreements, licensing, taxes, other operational issues, and disputes involving businesses, shareholders, vendors, customers, contracts, employment and trade Insurance coverage: Professional liability policies, employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability, commercial auto insurance, commercial general liability, garage keepers, etc. Product liability defense: Pharmaceutical issues involving drug label adequacy, failure to warn, causation and other industry liability cases A Small Firm With Big-Firm Experience and Resources The distinctive backgrounds of our Omaha business law lawyers have afforded Gettman & Mills LLP the ability to offer different perspectives on complicated legal issues to our clients. With our insight and encompassing knowledge of commercial and business law, we are able to help our clients overcome their legal issues through customized, innovative strategies. "Drawing from their big-firm and in-house counsel experiences, partners Jill Vinjamuri Gettman and Michael J. Mills created a firm where overhead costs do not dictate the quality of work they can provide their clients." We are ready to help you find a resolution. With all the legal experience of a big firm, Gettman & Mills LLP is fully prepared to help you. We urge you to contact our firm today. Contact Gettman & Mills LLP Today We invite you to contact Gettman & Mills LLP today at 800-260-7336, or e-mail us, for a confidential consultation regarding your business, insurance coverage and product liability defense needs. We are based in Omaha, Nebraska, but represent clients statewide and nationally. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends by special appointment. We offer big firm experience at small firm rates.
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 105
Omaha NE 68114
Omaha Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Gettman & Mills LLP | Small Firm Values, Big Firm Resources Established in Omaha, Nebraska, Gettman & Mills LLP represents individuals, business owners and Fortune 500 companies in complex business law and commercial litigation matters. Unlike many law firms that charge expensive attorneys fees while undercutting the value of their services, we are committed to providing effective legal assistance at realistic rates. Experienced and Competent Nebraska Business Disputes Attorneys Our team of Omaha commercial litigation attorneys, led by managing partner Jill Vinjamuri Gettman, offers our clients more than 85 combined years of legal experience successfully handling business law and commercial litigation cases. Our main areas of focus are: Business law and litigation: Our firm advises and represents business owners on formation and transactional matters. We also offer tenacious representation to in-house counsel and large corporations dealing with discreet business issues and disputes including: Business planning Formation Mergers Acquisitions Asset sales Corporate governance Business contracts Licensing Operational issues Insurance coverage: Partner Michael J. Mills and our team of lawyers skillfully represent policyholders in insurance coverage disputes involving professional liability policies, employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability, commercial auto insurance, commercial general liability, etc. We also help policyholders with: Structuring insurance programs Handling coverage issues that arise in claims Risk management issues Product liability defense: For more than a decade, Jill Vinjamuri Gettman has represented an international pharmaceutical company in hundreds of national cases. Our firm offers expertise in management of large-scale national products cases for our business clients. Contact Gettman & Mills LLP Today We invite you to contact Gettman & Mills LLP today at 800-260-7336, or e-mail us, for a confidential consultation regarding your business, insurance coverage and product liability defense needs. We are based in Omaha, Nebraska, but represent clients statewide and nationally. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends by special appointment. We offer big firm experience at small firm rates.
Licensed in both California and Nebraska, Michael J. Mills has over twenty years of experience in representing corporate clients and individuals in a wide array of complex commercial matters. He has been a partner in Gettman & Mills LLP since 2005.
A native of Omaha, Mr. Mills graduated from Creighton Prep in 1984, and attended college at Creighton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1988 with a B.A. in history and sociology. Mr. Mills graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class from the Creighton University School of Law in 1991. While in law school, Mr. Mills served as Research Editor of the Creighton Law Review.
Following law school, Mr. Mills joined the national law firm of Kutak Rock LLP where he focused in commercial litigation. After becoming a partner in January of 1998, Mr. Mills moved to the firm's Orange County, California office to build a commercial litigation practice for the firm in Southern California.
As illustrated below, during his career, Mr. Mills has represented businesses in a variety of areas, ranging from general corporate representation and drafting of commercial agreements, to commercial litigation, insurance coverage and intellectual property and licensing matters:
Coordinated defense of securitization trusts in twenty-four class action lawsuits in three states asserting violations of TILA and state consumer credit laws (See, e.g., Easter v. American West Financial, 202 F. Supp. 2d 1150 (W.D. Wash. 2002));
Successfully represented architect in case of first impression regarding scope of liability under Title III of Americans With Disabilities Act (Lonberg v. Sanborn Theaters, Inc., 259 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 2001));
Defended developer in trial court and on appeal against constitutional challenge to multi-million dollar redevelopment project, resulting in judgment in favor of developer on all claims (Greater Omaha Realty Co. v. City of Omaha, 258 Neb. 714, 605 N.W.2d 472 (2000));
Successfully defended workers' compensation insurer in appeal of $560,000 judgment arising from dispute over application of risk classification codes and premium rates (American Driver Service, Inc. v. Truck Insurance Exchange, 10 Neb. App. 318, 631 N.W.2d 140 (2001));
Served as regional counsel for a leading national medical and diagnostic testing company with over $3 billion in annual revenues with respect to its professional liability litigation in a nine state region of the Western United States, including California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon;
Represented manufacturer in negotiating and drafting intellectual property license agreements with major entertainment companies such as Disney and Universal Studios;
Represented regional music store chain with respect to contract, financing and other matters;
Represented multi-state retailer with respect to insurance issues and in negotiating consulting and other commercial agreements;
Second-chaired prosecution and trial of trademark infringement action against international manufacturer which resulted in $1.6 million jury verdict and subsequent award of attorneys' fees; and
Core member of team which successfully litigated complex breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secret claim in federal court resulting in $23.7 million jury verdict.
Areas of Practice--
25% Insurance Coverage
50% Business law and contracts
25% Commercial litigation
25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: History & Sociology
Lonberg v. Sanborn Theaters, Inc., 259 F.3d 1029 (9th Circuit 2001)
American Driver Service v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 10 Neb. App. 318, 631 N.W.2d 140 (Nebraska Supreme Court 2001)
Greater Omaha Realty Co. v. City of Omaha, et al., 58 Neb. 714, 605 N.W.2d 472 (Nebraska Supreme Court 2000)
Past Employment Positions--
Kutak Rock LLP, Partner, 1997 - 2005
Kutak Rock LLP, Associate, 1991 - 1997