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Jeanelle Lust is the managing partner at the Knudsen Law Firm where she has practiced since 1994. Jeanelle is a multi-faceted trial lawyer who focuses on commercial litigation. She has represented clients in such varied lawsuits as RICO claims, professional malpractice (claims involving doctors, lawyers, and accountants), automobile accidents, and bankruptcy. Jeanelle also handles all aspects of Nursing Home litigation including licensure matters.

Jeanelle is a native of Madison, South Dakota. She graduated cum laude from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1991. She attended Creighton University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 1994. Jeanelle finished number one in her graduating class, receiving the Faculty of Law Highest Triennial Average Award for having the highest grade point average after each year in law school, and was Assistant Editor of the Creighton Law Review.

Jeanelle is presently a member of the Publications Committee of the Nebraska Bar Association that publishes and edits the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine. She is a member of the bar in South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado.

Jeanelle is a charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and is participating in Inns of Court as a Master of the Bar. She is a frequent Continuing Legal Education Speaker (CLE) for the National Business Institute (NBI). Jeanelle is also actively involved in her community as former President of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Children's Zoo and current president on the Board of Directors of the Capital Humane Society. She was also appointed by the Lancaster County Board to serve on the Indigent Defense Council. She and her husband John have two children, Joe and Jack.

Jeanelle's recent victories include the affirmance of a 3.5 million dollar judgment by the Nebraska Court of Appeals and a 5.7 million dollar Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) verdict.


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Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    20 years, 25 cases
  2. Agriculture: 25%
    20 years, 15 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    20 years, 100 cases
  4. Licensing: 5%
    20 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($175-200/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Khalili

    Jeanelle Lust is a very experienced, skilled, trial attorney we constantly learn from. Rest assured that if she is your attorney, she will do everything she can legally do to get you the most favorable result.


    Michael Khalili Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

3800 Vermaas Place, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE, 68502


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Business litigationSuperLawyers2014
Nebraska Bar FoundationFellow2012
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKnudsen Berkheimer Richardson & Endacott,LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Services FundChair2014 - Present
Lincoln Lancaster County Planning CommissionCommissioner2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
HR Compliance LibraryNebraska Human Resources Manual2015
Creighton Law ReviewAn Examination of the Lazurus Rule1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Augustana CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grand Island HR conferenceHuman Resource Law from Start to Finish2015