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Jodie Haferbier McGill

Family Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Jodie McGill

  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 11 years
    Nebraska - NE 18 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jodie

Learn Jodie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Family law specializing in collaborative divorce and adoptions.

  2. Adoption
    20%

  3. Mediation
    20%

At McGill Law, we believe in doing things differently.  We specialize in helping families facing change using collaborative law and adoptions.  We care about our clients and work to help them through their legal issues with respect and dignity.  We do this with knowledge, compassion and skill.  We specialize in Collaborative Law because we believe that ultimately, people make the best decisions about their future when they are fully educated about their decisions and are allotted the time and resources to achieve great results.  We want the best for you and your family.

We also help people with business; civil litigation; probate; and adoption legal problems. 

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Location

McGill Law, P.C., L.L.O.
1411 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE, 68114
Mcgill Law Pc LLO
8055 O Street
Suite 122
Lincoln, NE, 68510
McGill Law PC, LLO
11507 S. 42nd St.
Bellevue, NE, 68123
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT experience
Jodie is knowledgable and has extraordinary expertise in advising me with my legal rights personally and professionally with my business. She has an excellent business background and I felt comfortable that she understood my complex situation. Jodie was reasonable with her negotiations and I always felt she worked in the best interest of me and my family. I felt fully supported and protected throughout this process. She allowed for a peaceful and fair resolution during a most difficult time.
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Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Thank you for the excellent feedback. I felt truly honored to have had the opportunity to meet you and to help guide you through your process. You are a remarkable person and you truly had a remarkable result. I wish you and your family all the best.
Posted by Meghan | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation!
Jodie and the entire firm made me feel so calm and comfortable. The office is a such a peaceful place when you’re going through something hard. The staff were all so responsive. When Jodie couldn’t answer me, someone else always responded. They have a comprehensive legal package of resources that helped me understand the process and stay organized. Jodie was a FIERCE advocate for me. When I unfortunately ended up going to litigation, Jodie was organized, persistent, thorough, and highly intelligent. I felt so protected! I give the highest of all recommendations to Jodie McGill and the entire Nebraska Collaborative.
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Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Thank you for trusting me and the process Meghan. I know it was a long and sometimes bumpy road. You were able to navigate it in an impressive way by asking the tough questions to ensure that you understood your options and possible results. I wish you and your family all the best!
Posted by Carla | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Atty. Jodie McGill & her staff was very pleasant to work with. Very informative and caring, I can’t say enough great things about them. With the help of Atty. McGill we were able to prove that my dads Will was fraudulent. Someone had written a Will from back I believe in 1986 and it surfaced while trying to become my dads Personal Rep., Nov 2018. She was able to prove this was not my dad’s handwriting nor signature! I would definitely recommend her to everyone I know that may need her type of service!
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Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Carla, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that we were able to get a fair result. Thank you for trusting us through such a challenging time. We wish you and all your family members all the best.
Posted by Brian | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian
"Divorce is by its nature an incredibly stressful and emotional experience. The McGill team was so patient, calm, and impartial throughout the mediation process. They did an amazing job of minimizing those stressful and emotional moments and created an environment where both sides were able to focus on our families, have some closure, and move forward with making the rest of our days, the best of our days."
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Response from Jodie McGill February 4, 2022
Brian, thank you so much for trusting us through your process. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with you and your family and we wish you all of the best going forward.
Posted by Diana | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always had my back
Jodie was so great. She always had my best interests at heart and did a wonderful job of fighting for my child support and well being. She was great at getting around my ex's negativity to get the job done right for me. I am very happy I was referred to her. She made sure I was well taken care of. Thank you Jodie!
Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Diana, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you and your family. I hope that you and your children are thriving. I was always impressed by your ability to set aside your emotion to make the best decisions you could for your children.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smoothing the Transition
When my partner and I decided it was time for us to divorce, we worried a lot about what the process would look like. We had both only ever seen angry, contentious, and mean divorces where the partners' resentment grew and feelings were hurt over and over. That just wasn't us. We wanted support in splitting marital assets and completing the legal paperwork, but we didn't want to fight over every dollar or piece of furniture. Jodie McGill provided just that to me. The collaborative divorce model allowed my partner and me to remain civil and even friendly throughout the process. That said, Jodie spoke up for me at a moment when I was second guessing myself in terms of what I deserved as part of the arrangement. Jodie is a great partner for couples who are looking for a smooth transition of their relationship from spouses to friends.
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Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. You can be truly proud of how you carried yourself and showed up during your collaborative matter. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your process.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of my Case
Jodie took on my divorce case about seven years ago. In my case I was closed out of all the finances from the beginning. I hired Jodie to help me, and she had to work hard for everything, each step of the way, because the other lawyer and my ex husband took the stance that they wouldn't give up anything At the time she didn't know if taking it to court or settling out of court was best. But, I believe that through out the ordeal, she was a steady and compassionate force. She was good about returning phone calls and emails promptly, answering my questions clearly when I asked . Also I was always treated professionally and respectfully. It is never inexpensive to hire a lawyer, but she seemed to be careful not to run up the bill in excess.
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Response from Jodie McGill January 17, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. I know that you had a challenging matter and am impressed by the way you were able to handle all of the details. I wish you and your family all the best. Thank you for trusting me and the process!
Posted by Jen | August 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity with Intelligence
I am absolutely grateful that Jodie was my lawyer for our collaborative divorce. My ex even pointed out how she was always on the ball, in contrast to his experience. Jodie exudes an absolute level of integrity and was committed to the collaborative efforts throughout- which is important to have as a guiding influence with all the emotions of a divorce. We can now look back and say that we are proud of the way we treated each other and proud of our efforts to do what was right and best for our son. Her staff is equally accountable and responsive with all needs (and updates) during the process. Jodie earned my complete trust early on, which helped relieve my stress since I knew she was exceedingly competent and had our best interests at heart. Obviously, I am very grateful for Jodie and the team and enthusiastically recommend them without hesitation!
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Response from Jodie McGill August 25, 2020
Jen, Thank you so much for your kind and generous words. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your family. You and your co-parent are amazing examples of how to respectfully go through a collaborative divorce with dignity and grace. We wish you all the best.
Posted by Eden McClelland | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High praise to this firm
Divorces can typically bring out the worst in people, which is something that we wanted to avoid, as we knew it wouldn’t only hurt us but also our children. We chose to do a collaborative divorce with the help of our amazing lawyers and counselors , this made this process so smooth and helped us gain a better understanding how to handle divorce and co parent in a positive way. We want to provide a healthy, consistent parental relationship for our children to learn from, and going the route of a collaborative divorce guided us towards meeting that goal.  It is not always easy and requires a great deal of honesty at a time when that might be difficult to provide, but the process worked for us. Jodie and Theresa were there every step of the way for us with insight, understanding, and support. Thank you to the McGill Law Firm!
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Response from Jodie McGill August 25, 2020
Eden- We are sincerely grateful to your family for allowing us to guide you along your journey. You were able to make some incredibly difficult decisions while maintaining good communication and mutual respect for one another. You can be proud of the way you've consistently put your children's needs at the forethought. We are very confident that you will be amazing co-parents to your children Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback!
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Posted by Katie | May 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and knowledgable
Jodie was very knowledgeable and compassionate. She spent time to understand my wants and needs, and she provided clarity throughout the entire process letting me know what to expect next so that nothing caught me off guard. Divorce isn't easy, but she made the process and seamless as possible.
Response from Jodie McGill August 25, 2020
Katie- Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you. The manner in which you were able to keep your children in the forethought of all of your decisions is admirable. We wish you and your family all the best.
Posted by Scott | May 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best law firm in Omaha
This is by far the best law firm I have worked with. Over the course of a few years I have dealt with many different law firms. McGill however was leaps and bounds above the rest. Courtney was super helpful and knowledgeable about our case. They are super communicative and keep you informed. They understand how difficult the court system can be and make it a ease to get through. I would recommend Jodi, Courtney, and Mcgill law firm over anyone and encourage you to let them take care of you and your case.
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Response from Jodie McGill May 7, 2020
Scott- Thank you for your kind words and for allowing us to help guide you through your legal issue. It was truly an honor. We are so happy that we were able to achieve a great result for you and your family and wish you all the best.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Hiring Jodie and her team was the best choice I could have possibly made. I had a previous attorney that could do nothing to help me. McGill Law was the epitome of “where there is a will, there is a way” They took on my case and handled it in half the time.
Response from Jodie McGill July 3, 2019
Thank you for your comments. We were so pleased to be able to help you and work with you. We wish you all the best!
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collaborative Divorce
I chose a collaborative divorce after attending a meeting about the process. I thought it was best to keep our children out of the process and not have a judge make the decisions for our children that we could make. Jodie was then recommended to me by a friend. Divorce is an ugly process, but Jodie guided me well in making the decisions that needed to be made and kept the process on track, without pushing me. She would suggest taking a break from the process if needed. Hashing things out at the meetings with the ex and his attorney are not easy, Jodie knew when I was upset and would call me afterwards to talk things through, explain things to me, and sometimes get me to look at things differently. From the first four way meeting to the signing of the decree, it was a five month process. I would highly recommend Jodie for this divorce process. She is very professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and understanding.
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Response from Jodie McGill January 24, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much. I feel so honored to have had the ability to work with you and guide you through the process.
Posted by Ellen | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Useful guidance
Jodie was easy to work with, understood my needs, asked good questions and provided appropriate guidance. Highly recommend her.
Response from Jodie McGill January 24, 2019
Thank you so much for your recommendation. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and wish nothing but the best for you and your future!
Posted by Erik | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Jodie. Very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend!
Response from Jodie McGill August 7, 2018
Thank you for the kind words and for the opportunity help you! Best of luck to you and your family in the future.
Posted by Adam | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best you can get
She is the best you can get. I hired her through many referrals and she straightened my life out. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to hire her knowing the outcome of my situation. She was very professional and communication was top notch.
Response from Jodie McGill July 27, 2018
Thanks Adam! I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work with you.
Posted by Lisa | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, tenacious, experienced.
I met with Jodie during a very stressful situation to seek legal advice related to a civil situation. Jodie immediately established herself as knowledgeable, professional, and tenacious; building great rapport from the outset. Unfortunately my situation escalated and I retained Jodie's services to help handle the situation. Jodie always kept me informed of any necessary information and she was diligent, understanding of my needs, and respectful of my situation. From my first meeting with Jodie, she garnered my trust and demonstrated skill and expertise. If there were a time in the future when I would need to retain legal services, I would certainly hope to work with Jodie again as she helped to mitigate my stress throughout the whole ordeal.
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Response from Jodie McGill August 7, 2018
Lisa- Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review. I truly appreciate your thoughtful sentiments and am honored to have had the opportunity to work with you.
Posted by Jennifer | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and trust worthy
I used Jodie for a personal matter and she was always reliable getting me answers to my many questions in a timely manner. Very pleasant and professional attorney. Would, and have, recommended her to others experiencing similar personal circumstances that I did.
Response from Jodie McGill July 27, 2018
Thanks Jennifer! I really appreciate the referrals. I wish you and your family all the best in the future.
Posted by Stacey | October 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smart and compassionate
Jodie helped me though the most difficult time in my life with wit and grit. I could not have asked for a better friend, partner and friend to siooort me through such a difficult time in my life.
Response from Jodie McGill July 11, 2018
Stacey- Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a recommendation. I so enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best. Jodie
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • McGill Mediation
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • McGill Law, PC, LLO
  • 2011 - Present
  • In house counsel
  • McGill Restoration
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Katskee, Henatsch & Suing
  • 2005 - 2011
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Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • UCLA Subcommittee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Omaha Law League
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Nebraska Women's Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Foundation Fellow
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Readers' Choice Awards Best Family Law Attorney of the Big O!
  • The Reader
  • 2016
  • Readers' Choice Awards Best Family Law Attorney of the Big O!
  • The Reader
  • 2015
  • Readers' Choice Awards Best Family Law Attorney of the Big O!
  • The Reader
  • 2014
  • Readers' Choice Awards Best Family Law Attorney of the Big O!
  • The Reader
  • 2013
  • Readers' Choice Awards Best Family Law Attorney of the Big O!
  • The Reader
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Nebraska Civil Practice & Procedure Manual
  • Nebraska State Court Discovery Guide
  • 2016
  • Nebraska Lawyer Magazine
  • Divorce for Adults
  • 2015
  • Omaha Bar Association Newsletter
  • Divorce for Adults
  • 2014
  • Nebraska Civil Practice & Procedure Manual
  • Nebraska State Court Discovery Guide
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nebraska College of Law ADR
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2018
  • Medicine for Lawyers
  • The Role of PRs, SAs, and GALs
  • 2018
  • NSB Skills Institute
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • 2017
  • Nebraska State Bar Meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2015
  • Creighton School of Law
  • Starting a Solo Practice
  • 2015
  • Prelaw Presentation
  • Private Practice
  • 2014
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2014
  • Creighton School of Law
  • Solo Practice
  • 2013
  • Creighton School of Law
  • Solo Practices
  • 2011
  • Creighton School of Law
  • Family Law Basics
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Jodie
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Jodie is a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and compassionate person and attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked personally with Jodie on the board of an organization, and worked as opposing counsel with her on a family law case. Jodie is an excellent attorney - professional, competent, and thorough."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jodie is an excellent, solution oriented attorney. She is professional, diligent, and provides compassionate care to her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had cases with Jodie and she has always been very professional to work with."
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Omaha Family Lawyer Jodie Haferbier McGill
Jodie Haferbier McGill
Family Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 18 years