I I am the senior member of Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O. I have been practicing law since 1973 with experience in a wide variety of trial oriented cases. Early in my career, I worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. I was a founding board member of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
I limit my practice to civil law since 1986 to focus on personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation cases. In 1987, I became a director for the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and I still serve in that capacity. I was elected president of the association in 1997 and have also served as chairman of the legislative committee, chairman of the workers compensation committee and chairman of the political action committee. I have presented seminar talks and papers for this group on trial practice issues, brain injury cases, mediation, workers compensation and office technology. From 1992 to 1993, I served as the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorney's representative on the Governors Workers Compensation Task Force and was successful in fighting to preserve important workers rights such as choice of doctor.
On the national level, I am member of the American Association of Justice and have been a seminar speaker at its annual convention. I have been a member of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a national group of lawyers organized to fight for injured workers rights since 1996 and have been a board of director member since 1997 as well as an officer in 2002 and 2003. I have been a seminar speaker for this group in North Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut & New Orleans and written articles for its magazine. I have been designated as a Union Privilege lawyer for more than 15 years. I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates which is a by invitation trial lawyers group requiring extensive documented jury trial experience since 1994. In 2010, I was admitted to the ABA College of Workers Compensation Lawyers at Nebraska's first representative.
I work in both offices and am well acquainted with Nebraska lawyers and judges who handle personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation cases. In the 90's, I served on the governing body of the Nebraska State Bar Association and have presented seminar speeches and papers for this association for more than 20 years on a variety of topics such as computer generated evidence, workers compensation, and damages in personal injury cases. I served as chairman of the Workers Compensation section of the Nebraska State Bar Association in the 90's. Nebraska lawyers evaluate and rate lawyers for Martindale Hubbell, the most respected lawyer rating service and I have had the top rating continuously for 20 years.
I grew up in rural Nebraska. My parents were a small business owner and a school teacher. I participated in sports and worked many physical jobs. Hard work, organization and education were stressed. I grew up understanding and respecting regular working people. Becoming a lawyer was my career goal before I reached my teens. My firm is focused on representing regular people and I enjoy what I do.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Fellow||ABA College of Workers Compensation Lawyers||2010|
|Associate||American Board of Trial Advocates||1994|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1991|
|Citation of Excellence||American Association for Justice||1990|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1990|
|Senior Member||Rehm, Bennett, & Moore, P.C., L.L.O.||1986 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ABA College of Workers Compensation Lawyers||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys PAC||Chairman||1998 - Present|
|Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group||Board of Trustees||1997 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Associate||1994 - Present|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys||Director||1987 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1981 - Present|
|Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group||Secretary||2002 - 2003|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys||President||1996 - 1997|
|Nebraska State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section||Chairman||1993 - 1994|
|Lincoln Nebraska Bar Association||President||1993 - 1994|
|Governor's Task Force on Workers Compensation||Representative||1992 - 1993|
|Nebraska State Bar Association||House of Delegates||1991 - 1999|
|Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association||Board Member||1981 - 1988|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Multi-State Workers' Compensation Cases||1998|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Trying the Automobile Case in Nebraska||1992|
|Nebraska CLE Seminar||Evidence Seminar; Computer-Generated Evidence||1991|
|The Prairie Barrister||Making the Best of a Bad Situation, Workers' Compensation||1990|
|Nebraska CLE Seminar||Damages Seminar, Loss of Consortium||1990|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Workers' Compensation in Nebraska - Issues and Answers||1990|
|Nebraska CLE Seminar||Workers' Compensation Claims for the Injured Worker||1988|
|University of Nebraska||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of Nebraska||BS - Bachelor of Science||1970|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys||Trial Advocacy, Workers Compensation, Mediation, Law Office Technology||2011|
|Nebraska State Bar Association||Workers Compensation and Trial Advocacy||2010|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys||Trial Advocacy, Workers Compensation, Mediation, Law Office Technology||1988|