NSBA Recognizes Legacy of Its 50, 25 Year Members


Creighton University School of Law Professor Patrick Borchers recounts the history of 1969 via a video message to longtime members of the association at the Legacy Lunch at the La Vista Conference Center on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Photo by Scott Stewart)
By 
Scott Stewart
The Daily Record

La Vista – The Nebraska State Bar Association celebrated the contribution of its 50- and 25-year members with a recognition lunch on Oct. 11 near the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting.

Outgoing NSBA President J. Scott Paul welcomed the honorees and praised the success of the state bar’s annual gathering.

“We tried to make it like a homecoming weekend – like a football game weekend,” he said. “You’ve got people coming back, seeing people, hopefully, lawyers and friends that they haven’t seen in a long time and having the opportunity to celebrate their practice together as lawyers and also get a little bit of quality CLE.”

Creighton University School of Law Professor Patrick J. Borchers delivered a video presentation that looked at what was happening in the world, Nebraska and the legal profession 50 years ago.

Beyond milestones like the moon landing, 1969 saw the installation of Warren Burger as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, ending the Warren Court era. Among other cases, the court considered Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community Schools.

“It turned out to be a very important First Amendment case, establishing the right of students to speak without disruption in the school setting,” Borchers said.

Here are the NSBA members honored at the luncheon:

 

50 Year Members

Chris M. Arps, Papillion

David A. Barton, Elkhorn

Charles B. Baumer, Los Angeles, Calif.

James M. Bausch, Omaha

Robert J. Becker, Omaha

James L. Birkel, David City

Martin M. Bohac, Papillion

John K. Boyer, Omaha

Ronald R. Brackle, Fairbury

Kermit A. Brashear, Omaha

Daniel J. Cole Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.

John T. Connor II, Woodstock, Ga.

Joel Davis, Houston, Texas

James J. DeMars, Lincoln

R. Stanley Ditus, Henderson, Nev.

James L. Donat, Denver, Colo.

George L. Duranske III, Bemidji, Minn.

John D. Ellsworth, Omaha

Hon. J. Michael Fitzgerald, Fort Calhoun

Joseph M. Freimuth, Castle Pines, Colo.

Stephen E. Gehring, Omaha

Hon. James T. Gleason, Omaha

J. Michael Gottschalk, Omaha

Melvin C. Hansen, Omaha

Jerry P. Herold, Omaha

John J. Horan, Nebraska City

Daniel K. Jackson, Omaha

Kile W. Johnson, Lincoln

Rodney W. Johnson, Ashburn, Va.

Virgil K. Johnson, Omaha

Nile K. Johnson, Blair

Michael D. Jones, Omaha

H. Jerome Kinney, Omaha

William J. Klimisch, Surprise, Ariz.

Larry D. Kohler, Germany

Jimmie Lee Kuhn, Bellevue

Nicholas J. Lamme, Fremont

William M. Lamson Jr., Omaha

John A. Larson, Lincoln

D. Steven Leininger, Palmer

Kent O. Littlejohn, Casey, Ill.

Russell E. Lovell II, Des Moines, Iowa

Douglas W. Marolf, Lincoln

Jerome A. Merwald, Omaha

Robert E. Miller, Lincoln

Kent J. Neumeister, Omaha

David C. Nuttleman, Venice, Fla.

Michael R. O’Malley, Omaha

Leroy W. Orton, Lincoln

Robert L. Oswald, Chesapeake, Va.

Samuel J. Owen, Golden, Colo.

Thomas R. Pansing Jr., Omaha

William J. Patrigo, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Edelbert F. Phillips, St. Charles, Mo.

James D. Pruss, Omaha

Martin C. Ricks, Omaha

Hon. Patrick G. Rogers, Norfolk

Fred V. Scarpello, Washoe Valley, Nev.

Carl Schuman, Butte

Jon A. Sedlacek, Blair

Michael J. Shaughnessy, St. Paul

Gary D. Street, Loveland, Ohio

Gale D. Tessendorf, Columbus

Herman G. Thompson, Southern Pines, N.C.

Robert C. Weaver, Bethesda, Md.

John J. Weiler, New Orleans, La.

Richard L. Weill, Denver, Colo.

Daniel E. Wherry, Lincoln

Thomas E. Whitmore, Omaha

John M. Wilcox, Denver, Colo.

Wayne P. Williams, Hyattsville, Md.

John A. Wolf, Grand Island

Richard W. Wright, Fairbanks, Alaska

L. Bruce Wright, Lincoln

Richard G. Zevitz, Hallandle Beach, Fla.

 

25 Year Members

Virginia A. Albers, Omaha

Daniel J. Alberts, Lincoln

Jean E. Ambrose, Omaha

Richard A. Anzalone, Omaha

John M. Baker, Omaha

Susan Neujahr Beel, Valentine

Brett W. Berg, Omaha

Theresa Marie Bima-Reeves, Omaha

Deborah A. Birgen, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Theodore R. Boecker Jr., Omaha

Brandi Bosselman, Grand Island

Thomas M. Braddy, Omaha

Mark L. Brasee, Omaha

James F. Brewster, Sorrento, Fla.

Tony J. Brock, Lincoln

David L. Brown, Lincoln

Jon C. Bruning, Lincoln

Darrell Lee Bryan, McAllen, Texas

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Dallas, Texas

Patrick P. Carney, Norfolk

Thomas H. Cellilli, III, New York, N.Y.

Terisia K. Chleborad, Eagle River, Alaska

Roberta L. Christensen, Omaha

John D. Clausen, Phoenix, Ariz.

Mary Pat Coe, Omaha

Don J. Connot, Omaha

Kenneth J. Cool, Castle Pines, Colo.

John C. Coots, Washington, D.C.

Dale W. Cottam, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Glenda L. Cottam, Omaha

Jeff T. Courtney, Omaha

Hon. Nathan B. Cox, Papillion

Ryan K. Crayne, Minneapolis, Minn.

Mark R. Crimmins, Fort Dodge, Iowa

Ronald D. Crowl, Omaha

William P. Dahlquist, Denver, Colo.

Andrew G. Davis, Omaha

Elizabeth J. Davis, Chicago, Ill.

Darrel R. Davison, Columbus, Ohio

Kelley S. Deases, Bellevue

Michael S. Degan, Omaha

Mark E. Dietrich, Omaha

Paul R. Dietsch, Omaha

David E. Dilley, Fort Collins, Colo.

Karen A. Ditsch, Plano, Texas

H. Dale Dixon III, Omaha

Richard Patrick Dooling, Lincoln

Shaun F. Downey, Omaha

Ronald T. Dowse, Knoxville, Tenn.

Catherine Dunn Whittinghill, Omaha

Robert A. Eckerson, Lincoln

J. Adam Edmund, Harrison

Steven R. Ellis, Omaha

Kent E. Endacott, Lincoln

Amy L. Erlbacher-Anderson, Omaha

Stephanie M. Ewen, Papillion

Annette Farnan, Papillion

Shawn J. Farritor, Grand Island

Andrew M. Ferguson, Omaha

Rachel Lynn Foley, Independence, Mo.

Col. Mary M. Foreman, Falls Church, Va.

Leta F. Fornoff, Fremont

John C. Fowles, Lincoln

Janel M. Fuhrman, Leawood, Kan.

Hon. Jeffrey J. Funke, Lincoln

Jason P. Galindo, Lincoln

James D. Garriott, Omaha

Bruce R. Gerhardt, Omaha

Karen Givens, Omaha

Jill H. Goldstein, Omaha

Stephen A. Gontis, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Jonathan David Gordman, Springfield, Va.

Elizabeth A. Govaerts, Lincoln

Shurie R. Graeve, Omaha

Roger L. Grandgenett, II, Las Vegas, Nev.

Willis W. Gray, Sammamish, Wash.

Rebecca K. Hall, Stayton, Ore.

Mark Kevin Hansen, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Frederick T. Harris, Des Moines, Iowa

Vance E. Haug, Chadron

Joe M. Hawbaker, Omaha

Camille R. Hawk, Omaha

Carla Heathershaw-Risko, Omaha

David L. Heim, Omaha

Cynthia S. Hemmer, Cibolo, Texas

Robert J. Henry, Kansas City, Kan.

Daniel J. Higgins, Alexandria, Va.

Bryan R. Hill, Omaha

Timothy G. Himes Sr., Omaha

Joni L. Hoffman, Berthoud, Colo.

John L. Horan, Lincoln

Robert W. Hotz, Lincoln

Jeffrey J. Huber, Omaha

Stacey Hultquist, Omaha

Jayne Hutton, Bellevue

Jennifer A. Huxoll, Lincoln

Shawn M. Ilg, Omaha

Bernard J. in den Bosch, Omaha

Bell Island, Gering

Andrea M. Jahn, Omaha

David F. Jasper, Centennial, Colo.

Mikki C. Jerabek, Omaha

Mildred L. Johnson, Missouri City, Texas

Julie Jorgensen, Omaha

Jay B. Judds, Lincoln

Louis J. Kesthely Jr., Olympia, Wash.

John A. Kinney, Omaha

John R. Klein, Omaha

Mark Francis Klein, Alexandria, Va.

Lawrence Paul Kline, Papillion

Melanie Knoepfle, Columbus

Ryan R. Kolpin, Cherokee, Iowa

Lori J. Kolpin, Aurelia, Iowa

Melody A. Kramer, San Diego, Calif.

Kristie Stootsberry Kully, Washington, D.C.

Paul H. Ladehoff, Columbia, Mo.

Jim Langenberg, Washington, D.C.

Rene Charles Lapierre, Sioux City, Iowa

Rick Scott Lear, Madison, Ala.

Ronald J. Lee, Omaha

Jaquelin Gay Leef, Sidney

Jennifer S. Liliedahl, Lincoln

John M. Lingelbach, Omaha

Hon. Michael L. Long, Madison

Laura A. Lowe, Lincoln

Jeanelle R. Lust, Lincoln

Kurt D. Maahs, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Karen L. Mackey, Sioux City, Iowa

Hon. Julie A. Martin, Omaha

Ronald Woods Martin, Washington, D.C.

Amie C. Martinez, Lincoln

Thomas K. Massey, Lincoln

Heather A. Masten, Live Oak, Texas

Michael G. Matthews, Omaha

Michael J. Matukewicz, Omaha

Gary M. Mayfield, Port Orange, Fla.

Caren L. McCurdy, Bremerton, Wash.

Lesa A. McDermott, Custer, S.D.

Richard T. McDougall, York

Jeffrey P. McGinnis, Bentonville, Ark.

Kurt J. McLey, Prairie Village, Kan.

David M. McManaman, Lincoln

Hon. Kevin R. McManaman, Lincoln

Scott A. Meyerson, Omaha

Paul A. Mihulka, Omaha

Audra M. Mitchell, Kansas City, Mo.

Timothy L. Moll, Lincoln

Michael G. Monday, Omaha

Carlos Alberto Monzon, Lincoln

Nicole M. Mooney, Denver, Colo.

Denise M. Moore, Omaha

Jane S. Moore, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Kristin J. Morrissey, Omaha

Brian P. Morrissey, Omaha

Rochelle A. Mullen, Omaha

William J. Munn, Aurora, Colo.

Ralph Murdock Jr., Omaha

Edean M. Murray, Storm Lake, Iowa

William M. Muth Jr., Maple Plain, Minn.

Denise D. Myers, Cairo

Jonathan Nash Jr., Omaha

Stephen H. Nickel, Deep Gap, N.C.

Eucharia E. Nnadi, Henderson, Nev.

Richard A. Novak, New Braunfels, Texas

Michael L. Nozicka, North Platte

Rosemary C. O’Connor, Boulder, Colo.

Allyn M. O’Connor, Skokie, Ill.

Turan P. Odabasi, Lincoln

Melissa R. O’Rourke, DeCorah, Iowa

Donald Robert Owen, Omaha

Michelle L. Owens, Omaha

Lisa Anne Pach, Tampa, Fla.

Jeffrey T. Palzer, Omaha

Lory Ann Pasold, Seward

Michelle A. Peak, Mansfield, Texas

Dennis G. Peatrowsky, Omaha

John L. Pemberton, Atlanta, Ga.

Kristin Petersen, Lincoln

Bradley Allen Philson, Lincoln

Susan Poser, Chicago, Ill.

Amy E. Prenda, Lincoln

John J. Reefe III, Omaha

Eileen E. Reilly, Omaha

Donald M. Riddick, West Point, Ga.

Randall R. Ritnour, Lincoln

Hon. Randin R. Roland, Sidney

Wayne Curtis Rollag, Chicago, Ill.

Elizabeth A. Row, Sioux City, Iowa

Douglas William Ruge II, Omaha

Patrick R. Runge, Omaha

Gina L. Schaecher, Tysons Corner, Va.

Douglas E. Schelwat, Commerce City, Colo.

Kristin N. Schelwat, Centennial, Colo.

T. Parker Schenken, Denver, Colo.

Marcia J. Scott, Lincoln

Mary Rebecca Seidl, Joplin, Mo.

Kelly T. Shattuck, Omaha

Suzanne M. Shehan, Omaha

Sandra Lee Silva, Benson, Ariz.

Adam J. Sipple, Omaha

Kevin J. Slimp, Omaha

Stephen L. Smith, Omaha

Shaylene M. Smith, Crete

Todd E. Smith, Omaha

Mark D. Spiers, Lincoln

Vikki S. Stamm, Kearney

Lisa T. Stewart, Portsmouth, N.H.

DeAnn C. Stover, Lincoln

Scott D. Strait, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Jennifer J. Strand, Lincoln

Hon. Susan I. Strong, Lincoln

Patrick J. Sullivan, Papillion

Steven D. Sunde, Plattsmouth

Elizabeth M. Tanous Tomonelli, Omaha

Kimberley Taylor Riley, Jefferson City, Mo.

Patrick H. Tott, Sioux City, Iowa

Thomas J. Tracy, Omaha

Francisco A. Vila, Fairfax Station, Va.

Kent Vriezelaar, Sioux City, Iowa

Craig W. Wagner, Lincoln

Kay L. Wallerich, Mankato, Minn.

Dianne Wallwey, Spencer, Iowa

Todd W. Weidemann, Omaha

Christine Weidemann, Omaha

Hon. Lawrence E. Welch Jr., Plattsmouth

Lisa M. Wellendorf, Omaha

Kelly J. Werts, Humboldt

Randall L. Wertz, Lincoln

Patrick John White, Riverside, Ill.

D. Bryan Wickens, New Albany, Ind.

Mark R. Widell, Edmond, Okla.

Christopher M. Wilczewski, Omaha

Todd D. Wilson, Centerview, Mo.

Judith Ann Wolf, Omaha

Thomas C. Wolfe, Leawood, Kan.

Jon Worthman, Alliance

Tracy Zitnik, Seattle, Wash.

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