Dean G. Kratz

If experience is what you’re looking for, Dean has more than 50 years to give. Having represented management in labor disputes, OSHA complaints, EEOC complaints, construction contracts and other employment matters, Dean offers his clients a range of knowledge and insight. On top of that, he also helps negotiate collective bargaining agreements. He has negotiated virtually all of the commercial building construction industry collective bargaining agreements in the state of Nebraska during the last 50 years and has regularly presented seminars on construction industry labor disputes.

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Professional Background

Nebraska, 1949

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1960

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit , 1976

U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., With Honors, 1949

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1946


Chairman, Board of Advisors, UNL Law School

Thomas Stinson Allen Moot Court Winner, UNL Law School

Served for 24 years (4 terms) as Judge and Chief Judge on Court of Industrial Relations (part-time)

Author: “A Demonstration Course in Parliamentary Procedure” (Published by U. S. Chamber of Commerce)

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management,
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor) 2009-2016

Former Assistant Attorney General

President, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Member, Executive Counsel, Nebraska State Bar Association

Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Foundation