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Jeanelle R Lust

Health care Attorney at Lincoln, NE

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Nebraska - NE 29 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

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

About Jeanelle

Learn Jeanelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Health care
    I work for the defense of Nursing Homes and other long-term care providers.

    29 years, 25 cases

  2. Agriculture
    I have been involved in numerous agricultural related lawsuits with a special emphasis on water related issues in Nebraska

    29 years, 15 cases

  3. Litigation
    I am a trial lawyer. Most of my practice involves court room work for my clients in South Dakota and Nebraska

    29 years, 100 cases

  4. Licensing
    I have worked with several professionals in Nebraska and South Dakota to defend their licenses against state discipline

    29 years, 5 cases

Jeanelle Lust is the managing partner at the Knudsen Law Firm where she has practiced since 1994. Jeanelle is a multi-faceted trial lawyer who focuses on commercial litigation. She has represented clients in such varied lawsuits as RICO claims, professional malpractice (claims involving doctors, lawyers, and accountants), automobile accidents, and bankruptcy. Jeanelle also handles all aspects of Nursing Home litigation including licensure matters.

Jeanelle is a native of Madison, South Dakota. She graduated cum laude from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1991. She attended Creighton University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 1994. Jeanelle finished number one in her graduating class, receiving the Faculty of Law Highest Triennial Average Award for having the highest grade point average after each year in law school, and was Assistant Editor of the Creighton Law Review.

Jeanelle is presently a member of the Publications Committee of the Nebraska Bar Association that publishes and edits the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine. She is a member of the bar in South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado.

Jeanelle is a charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and is participating in Inns of Court as a Master of the Bar. She is a frequent Continuing Legal Education Speaker (CLE) for the National Business Institute (NBI). Jeanelle is also actively involved in her community as former President of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Children's Zoo and current president on the Board of Directors of the Capital Humane Society. She was also appointed by the Lancaster County Board to serve on the Indigent Defense Council. She and her husband John have two children, Joe and Jack.

Jeanelle's recent victories include the affirmance of a 3.5 million dollar judgment by the Nebraska Court of Appeals and a 5.7 million dollar Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) verdict.

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Jeanelle R Lust
3800 Vermaas Place, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE, 68502


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Kris | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Counselor
“I recently had need for legal advice and contacted Jeanelle. She offered expert guidance and provided clear direction as to how to handle my legal issue. I was most impressed by her availability in this matter. I was able to call her, meet with her and email her with any questions that came up and she was right there. The legal matter was handled professionally and to my satisfaction. She has definitely brought the term “legal counselor” back into the law arena. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Ryan | January 29, 2016
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An Attorney Who Cares
I have worked with Jeanelle for the last 6 years. She analyzes every situation and is very thoughtful with her recommendations. Jeanelle's combination of how much she cares for her clients and her ability to give sound advice make her a trusted resource whenever I have a legal question.
Posted by Kevin | January 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, principled legal representation.
I've used Jeanelle and her firm for multiple services in the last few years, and have found her to be an exceptional lawyer. She is conscientious, principled and honest. I hired her to review my employee manual and hiring practices, and found her input to be invaluable. I have also used her and her firm for estate planning and business reorganization and was impressed by the level of detail and attention that she gave. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Jane | August 24, 2010
Great Attorney
Jeanelle is professional and highly knowledgeable in the "no compete" lawsuit where we needed her guidance through the procedure and litigation. Jeanelle paid close attention to all the details and explained all the legal jargon to us so we were able to understand what was happening. We were very happy with her services and will always recommend her to anyone else that we hear of needing legal services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-200 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Knudsen Berkheimer Richardson & Endacott,LLP
  • 1994 - Present


  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Augustana College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Community Services Fund
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lincoln Lancaster County Planning Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2009 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Business litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Nebraska Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2006


  • HR Compliance Library
  • Nebraska Human Resources Manual
  • 2015
  • Creighton Law Review
  • An Examination of the Lazurus Rule
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Grand Island HR conference
  • Human Resource Law from Start to Finish
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Health care Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jeanelle Lust is a very experienced, skilled, trial attorney we constantly learn from. Rest assured that if she is your attorney, she will do everything she can legally do to get you the most favorable result."
Lincoln Health care Lawyer Jeanelle R Lust
Jeanelle R Lust
Health care Attorney
Lincoln, NE
Licensed for 29 years