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David Michael Pontier

Divorce and separation Attorney at Omaha, NE

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Teaching high school and coaching young athletes, David Pontier experienced firsthand how families are impacted when there is a separation, a divorce, or a move to a new home. When he decided to pursue a career in law, helping people who were struggling was his motivation, and family law was his dedicated focus.

“When people are at the roughest point in their lives, they deserve top-notch advocacy together with a shoulder to lean on,” David said when asked why being a family law lawyer inspired his commitment.

David received his law degree with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law. In addition to being a Marvin & Virginia Schmid Honor Scholar, he was the recipient of the Best Oral Advocate Award, and attorney advocate national champion and mediation national runner-up in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution National Competition, and earned multiple CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.  David received his Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

David was an executive editor of the Nebraska Law Review. He authored Tie Goes to the Primary Caregiver: The Misapplication of the Primary-Caregiver Preference in  Rommers v. Rommers and Child Support Guidelines in 50 State Statutory Surveys. He has been admitted to the prestigious international Order of the Coif.

At the end of the day, David believes that doing as much as he can for you during perhaps the most challenging time of our life is as fulfilling as work can be.

Licensed for 5 years
State NE
Status Junior Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 04/15/2021

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Koenig Dunne PC Llo
1266 S 13th St
Omaha, NE, 68108-3502

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Posted by Darcie | September 9, 2021
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David is an exceptional lawyer. I started my divorce proceedings with a different attorney. I stuck with that attorney for almost 8 months. He was taking no steps to help me get my case closed, and never responded anytime I tried to contact him. A friend told me to contact Koenig and Dunne. The moment I met David I felt instant relief as I could tell he was finally going to help me. He asked me to tell him how much communication I would like from him, how often and what type. He always helped me make choices that in the long run would save me money and not make him more money which I truly appreciated it. He is extremely professional and always got back to me whenever I needed something. Hes amazing and I would use him again in a heartbeat and I will recommend him to anyone who needs it.
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Posted by Nikole | April 26, 2021
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Custody Modification- Committed Excellence
David from the moment I met him shared a compassion and empathy for the journey I was going to embark on. He handled delivering "tough" news with grace- and made sure I completely understood the possibilities of all outcomes. He was honest and sincere in all that he did. Modifying a custody agreement is no walk in the park and he made me feel completely supported all along the way. He worked diligently to find applicable laws to improve my outcome and has incredible knowledge of the law in general. His communication skills are great and he is professional at all times.
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Posted by Meaghan | March 17, 2021
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Loyal
David was always straightforward with his answers to all of my questions. I hired David for 2 different cases, one was back in 2018 and one in 2021, he never forgot about me and the hardship I was going through back in 2018 when I reached out to him late 2020 early 2021. He is an amazing lawyer and person, I HIGHLY Recommend David.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2021
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Beyond helpful
Working with David was for me very reassuring as I had been to court an extreme amount of times and been through two other lawyers. David is helpful, reassuring, always answered my emails in a timely manner and amazing in trial. Thanks to him I still have custody of my children. He will work very hard for you!
Posted by Courtney | January 15, 2021
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Efficient, Caring & Helpful
David was great! Going through a divorce is difficult for anyone, no matter the circumstances. David made me feel heard, showed genuine empathy for my situation & made the entire process smooth.
Posted by Beverly | January 15, 2021
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Caring and Supportive
Divorce is life changing and a roller coaster of emotions. David listened , answered all questions, and was there to let you know in the end you Will be okay. I am not angry but embraced my new life. David helped me through his support and words of encouragement that despite Divorce I am strong and will go on. Divorce is hard and having someone in your corner who will tell you the truth and fight for what actually is best for you and not what you think you deserve is the best!! David is by name a Divorce Lawyer but behind that title is someone who you can trust to help you begin again. His staff is fantastic as well. Beverly
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Posted by Kristine | May 27, 2020
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Family court modification
David was very quick to respond to my questions and provide feedback as needed. Very professional and thorough. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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Very Sharp and Organized
I had began my case with a different attorney prior to meeting David. I began to question some things, so I took a chance halfway through and switched over to David after interviewing a few other attorneys. Switching to him was the best choice ever. He was very logical and had organized thoughts on everything. He also had a great team to support the case. I would work with him again.
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Posted by Lynn | July 1, 2019
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Excellent, Professional, Capable Representation Through Child Support Modification
David represented me through a child support modification. His advice, guidance, and support were invaluable. David listened to my concerns, understood that I wanted to resolve the issue swiftly and without drama and he did just that. I hope not to need representation again soon, but if I do, I will definitely work with him again. I would recommend him to anyone who needs support and guidance navigating the difficult waters that come with divorce, child custody, and child support issues.
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Posted by Vivian | July 30, 2018
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David is helpful and understanding
David went above and beyond to make sure he took care of my divorce case. We had a number of out-of-the-ordinary issues arise during the time of my case and he handled each carefully and with a sense of compassion. When going through something so difficult it was a relief to feel as if I had David and the whole legal team there to guide me. I would highly recommend David.
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Posted by Kristen | July 6, 2018
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Amazing
David was amazing. I felt he genuinely cared about my case. In one of the most difficult times in my entire life he took his time and made it easy to understand everything that was going on. He always got back to me in a timely manner. He is very knowledgeable & kind. I couldn't have picked a better lawyer. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. Thank you David for a great experience in a very trying time. What a fantastic law firm.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Koenig|Dunne PC LLO
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Seward County Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Angle, Murphy & Campbell
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Awards

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2016
  • Trial Advocacy
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2016
  • Client Interviewing & Counseling
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2015
  • Civil Procedure I & II
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a smart and dedicated attorney who truly applies himself to his cases and loves what he does. This shows in his demeanor and in his results."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent attorney providing the highest representation possible for each client. He is an active member in the local and state bar associations and is a benefit to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Pontier. He always zealously represents his clients. I was fortunate to know attorney Pontier in law school."
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Omaha Divorce and separation Lawyer David Michael Pontier
David Michael Pontier
Divorce and separation Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 5 years