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Wesley S. Dodge

Divorce and separation Attorney at Omaha, NE

4.4   7 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

About Wesley

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Wesley S. Dodge is one of Omaha's top divorce, child custody, and child support attorneys and has been helping Nebraskans for over 25 years.  He is a recognized professional in Omaha's legal community and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts, and all Nebraska State Courts.

Licensed for 34 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/30/2022

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

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Wesley S. Dodge
11414 W Center Rd Ste 333
Omaha, NE, 68144-4420

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Tony | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
He is really smart and really friendly. He got me great results and I'd recommend him to everyone.
Posted by James | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent 5-star Attorney!!
Wes is extremely knowledgeable in regards to divorce and family law. My divorce had a few interesting twists and turns along the way. Wes did a great job of compiling the information, giving scenarios that court would normally go by, advising me accordingly. He is very professional and puts the mind at ease.
Posted by Tarek | June 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Tarek
I really very lucky to deal with you Mr. Wesley s Dodge, you handle my case by very professional way, I can't find words to thank you for taken care of my case like it's your won case. you was working very close with me till you close the case and given me the freedom and finished my divorce case, thank you again and again
Posted by Sheri | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Child Support Modification
Wesley is a great attorney! I hired him for my Child support modification, and he is reasonably priced, he is friendly and both him and his staff are pleasant and easy to work with. Mr. Dodge handled my case promptly and I didn't feel like I was just a number. Mr. Dodge and his staff communicated with me on all updates and returned my calls promptly. My experience was very pleasant and I would hire him again. If you're looking for satisfaction, hire Wes!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I hired Mr. Dodge to help me with a custody case for my son. He immediately put me at ease and made me feel like I was in good hands. He knew exactly what he was talking about. It was nice to have a very experienced lawyer who did his part and stayed on top of my case. The case ended up working out for both parties and he led the way!
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Posted by Mike | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer. Thank you Mr. Dodge
Mr. Dodge is a very good lawyer. He listens, understands, gives good advise and helps to implement it into the court decisions. Thank you, Mr. Dodge.
Posted by Dirk | December 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Two months and thousands of dollars wasted. Please look elsewhere. For your own sake.
Hello. My name is Dirk and I was unexpectedly served divorce papers by my wife a few months ago. As I never saw this coming, & since young kids were involved, you can imagine how frantic and emotionally distraught I was. Additionally, I was informed that there was to be an emergency custody hearing on Tuesday…note: it was Friday afternoon when I was served. Therefore, I had to research and retain a Family Law attorney by Monday (only one day before the hearing). Thus, I sped through Google looking for any family lawyer with a decent Google Review Score (4+ Stars). I didn’t know what I was looking for, but I really needed help. Now. I called a few firms Monday morning. The fee to retain their services varied (with one stating they needed $4,500!). I politely rejected that offer. Now, however, looking back…maybe I should have gone with the bigger firm requesting the larger retainer. The firm that I landed on was Wes Dodge Law. To Wes’s benefit, he did agree to meet me with no prior notice on that Monday. His initial willingness to jump through hoops, so I thought, was an action that I greatly respected at the time. We met in person, and after talking for about 10 minutes, I noticed that Wes was somewhat of a stoic individual. Not unprofessional, but the way he interacted was cold. Seeing how I was still an emotional wreck due to the divorce revelation, I would have presumed his “bedside manner”, as I would of any Family Law Attorney, would have been a bit better. It wasn’t. The retainer initially charged for my case was only around half of the $4,500 retainer cited by the previous firm & sounded like a huge break for me. I agreed and then between Monday/Tuesday was able to coordinate with Wes to compose an affidavit to rebut the statements made by my wife. Flash forward, it has now been two months since I retained Wes, and am dropping his legal services, TODAY, after a frustrating phone call where he, once again, could not offer any solid guidance for legal questions that I had and actually mocked my financial status… Remember that emergency custody hearing I mentioned, where Wes was compensated to defend me as his client against the false statements made in an affidavit by my wife? Yeah, not so much. I literally could have chosen to defend myself, not attend, and the results would have pretty much been the exact same. What did I pay you for Wes?!? From that hearing, and written into a Temporary Custody Court Order, my wife was granted 100 Physical & Legal Custody of our children until a future trial date could be scheduled; based on nothing more than an affidavit of false statements. Apparently former clients of Wes Dodge have also aired their grievances online through reviews saying, “Our case has been going on almost a year and a half and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has gotten accomplished”, “In two years he did very little. He wouldn’t return my calls for weeks then he would bill me for it.”, or even “…he will take your money and try to make you feel stupid”. In Summary, after working with Wes for two months, I hold deep-seeded client concerns due to: 1) his inaction (how do you go to a custody hearing and win literally NOTHING for your client), 2) his frequent random side-of-the-mouth comments like “…well it seems that you’re having financial problems regardless” (you’re a lawyer Wes…not a poorly trained life-coach. Please keep your unhelpful opinions to yourself), and 3) his professional apathy and/or inability to take charge and guide you through the legal battlefield during one of the worst possible times in any person’s life (“I honestly can’t say when you’re going to have a (Divorce) trial scheduled” What?!?). I would strongly recommend seeking family law representation elsewhere. I say that as a father, MBA, & Navy Veteran.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Independent Attorney
  • 1988 - Present
  • Teacher
  • Millard South High School
  • 1996 - 2002

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Nebraska, Kearney
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
  • McCook College
  • AA
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Rameriz
  • Reversal for Defendant

Associations

  • Nebraska Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • A+
  • Better Business Buerau
  • 2016
  • Appellate win of year
  • CJA Appellate win of year
  • 2013
  • Readers Choice Family Lawyers
  • Reader
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Various Colleges and High Schools
  • General Legal
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wes Dodge is a very knowledgeable, conscientious attorney. He is able to provide effective, aggressive representation, but Wes is most effective in obtaining a favorable outcome without the need for it."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Omaha Divorce and separation Lawyer Wesley S. Dodge
Wesley S. Dodge
Divorce and separation Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 34 years