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V. Gene Summerlin

Litigation Attorney at Omaha, NE

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also known as Gene Summerlin


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Learn V.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    75%
    Gene’s experience includes large, multiparty cases involving commercial disputes and intellectual property rights. Litigation accomplishments include serving as special counsel for the U.S. government in a cattle investment-fraud case involving $3 billion in assets and class counsel to farmers harmed by genetically modified crops.

    32 years, 250 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    With deep experience in agriculture and civil litigation, Gene has advised clients in Nebraska and nationally for more than two decades. He represents livestock breed associations and organic agriculture trade associations, bringing creative solutions to the business challenges faced by producers and processors in the agriculture and food industries

    32 years

With deep experience in agriculture and civil litigation, Gene has advised clients in Nebraska and nationally for more than two decades. He represents individuals, businesses, livestock breed associations and organic agriculture trade associations, bringing creative solutions to the business challenges faced in litigation. In addition, he frequently writes for agribusiness trade publications and speaks to organic industry groups. Gene’s experience includes large, multiparty cases that involve medical negligence, dissolution of partnerships, intellectual property rights and wrongful death. Among Gene’s agribusiness accomplishments are: Serving as special counsel for the U.S. government in a cattle investment-fraud case involving $3 billion in assets. Defending cattle breed association against accusations that it engaged in monopolization and fraudulent conspiracy to control the national purebred cattle market. Representing farmers in a class action case alleging commercial harm by cross pollination of genetically modified corn.

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Licensed for 31 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/30/2022

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

Contact V.

Husch Blackwell LLP
13330 California St., Ste 200
Omaha, NE, 68154

Reviews

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Posted by Laurie Richards | May 5, 2015
Great Attorney
Gene Summerlin is highly qualified as an attorney and community organizer. He is passionate about world issues and community and family. We consider Gene a friend and a very helpful professional.
Posted by Paul Jacob | May 5, 2015
Effective Litigator
Gene has been a very effective litigator and has also provided sensible legal advice other than as part of litigation. He is smart, creative and has a great track record. I'd highly recommend him.
Posted by Bill | May 4, 2015
Gene knows the beef industry
Gene is an excellent lawyer. He understands the cattle industry and knows how to accomplish your goals. We had Gene prepare several contracts relating to selling individual shares in an AI bull. He took the time to ask us lots of details about what we were trying to accomplish. Because he was so familiar with this area, he brought up several issues we needed to address that we hadn't even thought of. Initially, I was skeptical because his hourly fees were so much higher than our local attorney. At the end of the day, he was well worth the money. He saved us more that we paid. I would highly recommend Gene.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Ogborn Summerlin & Ogborn PC
  • 1994 - 2012

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Nebraska
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Leachman Cattle of Colorado, LLC et al v. American Simmental Association et al
  • Obtained dismissal
  • Rosberg v. International Certification Services, Inc.
  • Obtained dismissal and award of attorney's fees
  • Bowen v. Allied Property and Casualty Ins. Co.
  • Obtained verdict for policy limits and attorney's fees
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Associations

  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • 1991 - Present
  • Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court
  • 2008 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Seeds of Justice Award
  • Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law and Public Justice
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • 1991
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Legal Implications of Animal Cloning: The Future is Now
  • 2003
  • NATA Annual Meeting
  • Notice Pleading Comes to Nebraska
  • 2002
  • Annual Meeting
  • A Common Sense Approach to Risk Management
  • 2000
  • NATA Fall Seminar
  • Preparing Clients for Trial - From Discovery to Direct
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Endorse V.
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Gene talk to a jury in a convincing and relatable way. He demonstrated passion for his client's cause and was logical and methodical in his presentation, resulting in a complete defense verdict. An excellent trial attorney and one I would not hesitate to retain."
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Omaha Litigation Lawyer V. Gene Summerlin
V. Gene Summerlin
Litigation Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 31 years