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Patrick R. Runge

Divorce and separation Attorney at Omaha, NE

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1994
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RUNGE LAW OFFICE LLC WAS IN 1995, BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT IT IS AN ATTORNEY’S DUTY IS TO FIND THE SMARTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROBLEMS A CLIENT FACES. WHETHER AT THE NEGOTIATION TABLE OR IN A COURTROOM, OUR EXPERIENCE WILL HELP YOU. CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Patrick is an attorney who has been in practice since 1995, operating his own law firm based in Omaha, and service the needs of eastern Nebraska. His practice areas have focused on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, estate planning, and Native American law.

Patrick has also worked in Indian Country since 1995, serving as public defender for the Winnebago Tribe and the Omaha Tribe. Since 2003, Patrick has served as a judge for the Winnebago Tribal Court, and as chief judge since 2010. Patrick also served as the chief judge of the Ponca Tribal Court from 2014 to 2020.

In addition to his private practice and his service to the Winnebago Tribe, Patrick has been an adjunct professor at the Creighton University School of Law, teaching Native American Law to second- and third-year law students on a bi-annual basis since 2012. Patrick is also a faculty member of the Nebraska Victim Advocate Academy held in Omaha.

From 2015 to 2019, Patrick was appointed as defense counsel to the District Six Adult Drug Court based in Blair, Nebraska. In this role, Patrick advocates on behalf of participants in the Drug Court, being their voice and protecting their interests as they work towards achieving a sober life through the structure of the Drug Court process.

Patrick is a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, a statewide body working to improve the service provided to vulnerable children and families in the justice system. He has served on numerous subcommittees of the Commission, and is the chair of the Tribal-State Collaboration subcommittee. Patrick also served as president of the Omaha Barristers in 2012.

From 2016 to 2017, Patrick also served as the Authorized Attorney for child support in Washington County. In that role, Patrick represented the State of Nebraska and assisted in the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support.

Patrick is a 1994 graduate cum laude of Creighton University School of Law, and a 1991 graduate magna cum laude of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a BSBA in Economics.

Outside of his legal practice, Patrick is a sportswriter covering Nebraska football for his website, The Double Extra Point. He resides in Omaha with his wife, Mary Beth, their two boys Talik and Trenel, their dog and three cats. He is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Millard.

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Posted by DeAndre | June 14, 2022
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Custody
Patrick helped me get joint custody of my son and he made sure to keep me involved with every decision that was made along the way
Posted by Chris | February 19, 2022
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Excellent Skills with a Human Heart
Any situation necessitating the hiring of outside help, one never knows what world they are getting themselves into. From hiring a plumber, a server at a restaurant, a doctor, or a lawyer, one never knows what they are going to get... what kind of service they are going to receive... will it get the job done... will I be able to trust that everything that can and should happen is going to happen... will they sincerely care about my needs and situation. Let me assure you, my experience with Patrick... he is highly knowledgable, highly skilled, annnnnnnd possesses a good heart that truly cares about you/me... whoever his client may be. I have used Patrick for my divorce, for real estate, and wise counsel when needed. I can not encourage someone enough, if and/or when an attorney is needed, how Patrick will caringly, and skillfully handle your situation. Let your doubts and worries and concerns subside, as you will be in great caring hands.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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Great Work
Patrick was so helpful with my case and i would suggest anyone having any issue's such as mine call him. He's very thorough and worth the money.

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Chief Judge
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Public Defender
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • Omaha Barristers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Omaha Barristers
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Robert M. Spire Public Service Award (as member of A2J Com.)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Recognition of 18 years distinguished service
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • 2019

Publications

  • Nebraska Family Law Practice Manual
  • Native American Law chapter
  • 2019
  • Nebraska Lawyer
  • Send Lawyers, Experts, and Active Efforts: Recent Developments in Nebraska Case Law Interpreting the Indian Child Welfare Act,
  • 2010

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