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  • Thomas R. Pansing, Jr.
  • Dennis P. Hogan, III
  • David D. Ernst
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    David D. Ernst

     

    Born

    Chula Vista, California

    October 21, 1956

     

    Education

    University of Nebraska

    (B.S., 1979, J.D., 1983)

     

    Admitted to Bar

    1983, Nebraska

    2008, Iowa

     

    Member

    Omaha Bar Association

    Nebraska State Bar Association

    Iowa State Bar Association

    American Bar Association

    Panel of Arbitrators

    American Arbitration Association

    Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

    Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy – (President, Nebraska Chapter 2013)

     

    Practice Emphasis

    Civil Litigation including:

    Brain Injury, Claims & Lawsuits

    Professional Negligence Defense

    Medical Malpractice Defense

    Commercial Litigation

    Construction Litigation

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Professional Licensing Matters

    Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice Malpractice Defense

     

    Professional Experience

    Jury Trials: 1st chair attorney in over 90 jury trials, Nebraska jury trials in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, in Lincoln and Omaha, in state district court in Boyd, Butler, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Madison, Platte, Saunders, Sarpy and Washington County District Courts; In Antelope, Douglas Sarpy and York County Courts, and in Omaha Municipal Court; and in Iowa jury trials in Adams and Pottawattamie County District Courts.

     

    Bench Trials: Lead counsel in numerous bench trials in district and county courts in Nebraska and Iowa

     

    Appellate Work: Oral arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, The Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of Appeals

     

    Bankruptcy Trials: Lead counsel in bench trials in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska

     

    Arbitration Experience: Arbitrator in construction dispute cases

     

    Mediation: Mediator in construction and personal injury cases

     

    Published Cases

    Supreme Court

     

    III Lounge, Inc. v. Gaines,

    217 Neb. 466, 348 N.W. 2d 69 (1984) Overland Constructors, Inc., v.

     

    Millard School Dist.,

    220 Neb. 220, 369 N.W. 2d 69 (1985)

     

    III Lounge, Inc. v. Gaines,

    227 Neb 585, 419 N.W. 2d 143 (1988)

     

    Russell v. Board of Regents,

    228 Neb. 518, 423 N.W. 2d 126 (1988)

     

    Youngs v. Potter,

    237 Neb. 583, 467 N.W. 2d 49 (1991)

     

    Richdale Development Co. v. McNeil Co.,

    244 Neb. 594, 408 N.W. 2d 853 (1994)

     

    Anderson v. Nashua Corp.,

    246 Neb. 420, 519 N.W. 2d 275 (1994)

     

    Terry v. Duff,

    246 Neb. 524, 519 N.W. 2d 550 (1994)

     

    Richardson v. Ames Ave. Corp.,

    247 Neb. 128, 525 N.W. 2d 212 (1995)

     

    Anderson v. Nashua Corp.,

    251 Neb. 833, 560 N.W. 2d 446 (1997)

     

    Coburn v. Reiser,

    254 Neb. 495, 577 N.W. 2d 289 (1998)

     

    Reiser v. Coburn,

    255 Neb. 655, 587 N.W. 2d 336 (1998)

     

    Fu v. State,

    263 Neb. 848, 643 N.W. 2d 659 (2002)

     

    Breeden v. Hubka,

    265 Neb. 356, 656 N.W. 2d 913 (2003)

     

    Durre v. Wilkinson Development

    285 Neb. 880, 830 N.W. 2d 72 (2013)

     

    Nebraska Court of Appeals

     

    Coran v. Board of Regens of the Univ. of Nebraska,

    3 NCA 967 (1993)

     

    Georgetown Square v. United States Fidelity & Guar. Co.,

    3 Neb. App. 49, 523 N.W.2d 380 (1994)

     

    AMISUB v. Allied Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co.,

    6 Neb. App. 696, 576 N.W. 2d 493 (1988)

     

    Jerry Palmer Homes v. Allender,

    2003 Neb. App. LEXIS 168, June 17, 2003

     

    Theisen v. Theisen,

    14 Neb. App. 441, 708 N.W.2d 847 (2006)

     

    Messinger v. Forsman,

    2006 WL 1163955 (Neb.App.)

     

    Perry v. Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company,

    2007 WL 1276953 (Neb.App.)

     

    Pflueger James v. Pope Paul VI Institute Physicians,

    21 Neb.App. 635, 842 N.W.2d 184 (2014)

     

    Curtis Acres v. Hosman,

    22 Neb. App. 652, 859 N.W.2d 365, 2015 WL 150116, (2015)

     

    Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

     

    Travelers Indemnity Company v. Millard Refrigerated Services, Inc., 8:00CV91, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16459, August 30, 2002, Decided, Affirmed by SFH, Inc. v. Millard Refrigerated Servs., 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 16509 (8th Cir. Neb., Aug. 12, 2003)

     

    Contact

    dernst@pheblaw.com

     
     
     
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