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Steven P. Case

Steven P. Case

Attorney

A constant drive for effective and creative legal solutions is what Steve’s clients can expect of him. His experience, industry expertise and wide range of exposure to different kinds of cases and projects makes him an effective advocate. It doesn’t matter if a situation is routine, or incredibly sophisticated, Steve puts all of his energy and effort into a beneficial resolution for his clients. He has done it all in business law –risk analysis and management, license approval, transaction closing and regulatory adherence – so he is a valuable resource and an important part of so many businesses’ success.


Success Story:
A county board approached Steve for representation in a new landfill construction project. The existing landfill was nearing capacity, and opposition by three different groups stalled construction of the new landfill. Steve led the case when it went to an administrative hearing that lasted a week, with multiple witnesses for each side. Ultimately, the judge ruled in favor of the county, and the landfill permit was issued. But the case wasn’t over yet. One of the three groups, a local municipality, passed an ordinance requiring the county to obtain a permit from them to build the landfill, which the municipality would surely deny. Steve filed a declaratory judgment to test the validity of the ordinance. The district court ruled in Steve’s client’s favor. However, the case followed the appeals process and ended up at the state supreme court, who upheld the ruling. After helping clear the way for the development, Steve also advised the county on construction contracts and bonds to finance the project.

Education
  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1981)
  • Creighton University (B.S.B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1979)
Admissions
  • Nebraska (1981)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (1981)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Natural Resource, Energy and Environmental Law Administrative Law; Corporation, Banking and Business Law)
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law, 2015, 2019, 2021
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Lawyer of the Year- Litigation-Environmental, 2012
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers – Business/Corporate, Environmental, Administrative   Law, Energy & Natural Resources, 2013-2019
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating