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 the 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 him 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.

Brian has nearly 20 years of resolving a broad variety of complex business, commercial and intellectual property disputes at both the trial and appellate court levels.  This experience includes construction, franchise and toxic tort litigation.  Brian serves as national coordinating counsel for various clients responsible for litigation matters throughout the country.

Since 2018, Brian has served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group.

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Professional Background

Nebraska, 2001

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


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

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


AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation) 2020

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