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I am the first and currently only Estate Planning Law Specialist certified in Nebraska by the American Bar Association accredited Estate Planning Law Specialist Board. Creating an effective estate plan is a process that begins with respect for you and listening carefully to you, and learning your objectives, concerns and aspirations. Then, we bring to bear a broad range of practical and professional legal knowledge and experiences to meet your objectives.

Estate planning always requires knowledge and experience in the law and drafting of Wills and trusts, estate and trust administration, and Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. In addition, estate planning and elder law counseling often requires thorough knowledge of laws relating to guardianships; conservatorships; long-term care insurance; Medicare and Medicaid; taxation of retirement accounts; ERISA retirement plan rights; business law for closely held businesses and limited liability companies; domestic relations; and creditors’ rights and asset protection.

To help you attain your objectives, we are proud to include in our practice Nebraska’s first and currently only Estate Planning Law Specialist certified by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc. accredited by the American Bar Association, a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a Creighton University School of Law Estate Planning Adjunct Professor. In addition, we maintain and improve our skills through membership in and focused continuing legal education through the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; WealthCounsel; ElderCounsel; the Omaha Estate Planning Council; the Nebraska Bar Association - Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section; and the Iowa Bar Association - Elder Law and Probate, Trust & Estate Planning Sections.


We look forward to meeting with you to listen and then sharing with you approaches to develop an understandable estate plan that will maintain your (and if you are marred, your spouse’s) financial security through your lifetimes and ensure the intended transfers of your property and assets at your deaths, while taking into consideration the unique circumstances of your family, your loved ones, and your assets. Ours is not a “one size fits all” or “law in a box” approach. We will treat you with respect to address your unique stories and situations.   


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    41 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 30%
    41 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($220-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Margaret A. Badura

    I endorse Dan because he's the most creative estate planners I've ever met, finding unique and workable solutions to everyday and complex matters


    Margaret Badura Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Badura Wintz Law LLC

7602 Pacific St, Suite 300A
Badura Wintz Law LLC
Omaha, NE, 68114-5428


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Community Sower AwardNebraska Partnership for Philanthropic Planning2011
FellowAmerican Inns of CourtN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBadura & Wintz Law2016 - Present
PartnerKoley Jessen P. C., LLO2014 - 2016
Adjunct Professor - Estate PlanningCreighton University College of Law2008 - 2015
PartnerFraser Stryker PC, LLO2003 - 2014
Senior ManagerDeloitte & Touche1999 - 2003
Senior Vice-PresidentSilverStone Group1993 - 1999
PartnerFitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, PC1987 - 1993
PartnerHotz, Kizer & Wintz, PC1981 - 1987
Vice-President & Trust OfficerOmaha National Bank1975 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Pension Council of the MidlandsN/A1983 - Present
Omaha Bar AssociationN/A1976 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationN/A1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stack v. American Medical International, Inc.$2.3 Million settlement plus attorneys' fees
FirsTier Bank, N.A. v. Zeller, 16 F.3d 907 (8th Cir. 1994)Success
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nebraska Lawyer MagazineConsiderations in U. S. v. Windsor2013
Nebraska Lawyer MagazineDrafting Considerations Under the Uniform Trust Code2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of ChicagoTudor-Stuart British Intellectual HistoryBA - Tudor-Stuart British Intellectual History1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning for Blended FamiliesEstate Planning for Blended Families2012
New Nebraska Guardianships and Conservatorship Rules and ProceduresNew Nebraska Guardianships and Conservatorship Rules and Procedures2011
Quo Vadis with Charitable Lead TrustsQuo Vadis with Charitable Lead Trusts2010
Emloyer UpdateHealthcare Reform: Analysis and Action Plan for Employers2010
Is Your Retirement Plan Opening the Door to an Investigation?Is Your Retirement Plan Opening the Door to an Investigation?2009
If You Screw This Up, You're FiredIf You Screw This Up, You're Fired2007
Pension Protection Act of 2006 Effects on Defined Contribution PlansPension Protection Act of 2006 Effects on Defined Contribution Plans2006
IRA Charitable Transfers, Nebraska Planned Income Tax Credit and Pension Protection Act Provisions"IRA Charitable Transfers, Nebraska Planned Income Tax Credit and Pension Protection Act Provisions"2006
Final 409A Regulations: Countdown to 12/31/2007Final 409A Regulations: Countdown to 12/31/20072006
Complying with Intermediate SanctionsComplying with Intermediate Sanctions2006
Nebraska Bar AssociationDrafting Considerations Under the Uniform Trust Code2004