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William F. Hargens

William F. Hargens

AttorneyExecutive Vice President

Planning, execution and results are the three pillars Bill has built his practice on and when it comes to challenges involving business partners, suppliers or customers, you don’t want anyone else. Bill’s experience in the field has helped him develop strategies that achieve his client’s goal in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Success Story:
Two partners in a limited liability company were locked in a bitter dispute about how to dissolve their business relationship. When one of the partners came to Bill to represent him, Bill immediately began the process of negotiating to sever the relationship on amicable terms. When the opposing counsel took a hard-line approach and filed a lawsuit, Bill and his client adapted their strategy in order to obtain dissolution through litigation. Ultimately, the business partners settled in Bill’s client’s favor before trial.

In addition to obtaining a favorable result, we were also able to put in place legal protections against similar disputes in the future. Our goal is to not only help clients solve their legal problems, but also avoid those problems where possible.

  • Creighton University (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1981)
  • Creighton University (B.S. B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1979)
  • Nebraska (1981)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (1981)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (1988)
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (1992)
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Listed:  Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,  (Nebraska, Litigation: General Commercial – Band 1)
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America” Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2020
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2019, 2020
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Banking and Finance, 2015, 2018
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Environmental, 2013
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Closely Held Business) 2007-2021
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating