Brian T. McKernan


“I strive to develop a relationship of comfort, trust and respect with my clients.  As such, I am viewed by my clients as a part of their team as opposed to an unnecessary cost.”

Being faced with a dispute is not a position that most individuals and business owners enjoy being a part of.  Brian’s experience, planning and execution allows Brian to quickly get a handle on the nature of the dispute, verify the necessity of the dispute, and most importantly provide various options to guide the client through the dispute consistent with the business or personal goals of the client.

Case Studies/Success Story:

Brian provided counsel to a client involved in two large national product recalls.  Rather than subject the client to thousands of lawsuits, Brian was able to negotiate dismissals and/or agreements with various plaintiffs’ at the early stages of the claim.  This allowed the client to fairly resolve a large number of claims without the burdens and costs associated with multiple lawsuits throughout the country.  Importantly, a large majority of the claims were resolved without the client incurring the costs or time commitment normally associated with formal litigation.  Although this model was first utilized in response to a large number of claims, Brian has been able to apply it to various other situations at tremendous savings to his clients.  It is a testament to Brian’s desire to understand why a client is in a dispute and continually developing cost effective ways to get through the dispute.

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Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska, 2001

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2001

Education

Creighton University, J.D., Cum Laude, 2001

Creighton University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1998

Accomplishments

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyer Rising Star (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation) 2013-2015

Creighton Law Review 1999-2001

Creighton Traveling Moot Court Team

Creighton Traveling Trial Practice Team

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America