Jason Grams Completes the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel’s Trial College

Jason W. Grams has completed the NARTC’s 2014 College of Railroad Trial Advocacy.  The college is a seven-day immersive mock trial experience involving small groups of students instructed by highly experienced railroad trial lawyers.  Approximately 30 students are selected annually for the college, which is held at the Four Seasons hotel in Irving, Texas.

Jason Grams Appointed Nebraska Representative to the Advisory Committee of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Effective January 1, 2014, Eighth Circuit Chief Judge William Jay Riley appointed Jason W. Grams to a four-year term as the Nebraska member of the Federal Advisory Committee to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Established by 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b), the committee’s primary purpose is to make recommendations to the court regarding its rules and operating procedures.  Jason will also serve on the attorney admission fee fund subcommittee.  His term ends on December 31, 2017.

Partner Craig Martin to Speak at American Society of Professional Estimators

Partner Craig Martin will be presenting to the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) on October 8th on the differences between Litigation and Arbitration, and how Mediation can factor into both.  He will also be reviewing contract language and the impact that language can have on how a company may pursue or defend claims on a project.

Partner Cathy S. Trent-Vilim Obtains Favorable Arbitration Award

LDM Partner Cathy S. Trent-Vilim recently obtained an arbitration award in her Client’s favor in a crop insurance case.  The claimant alleged that the crop insurer improperly removed the claimant’s New Producer status, resulting in an overpayment of indemnity benefits.  The parties agreed to proceed under expedited procedures and to submit the matter to the arbitrator in writing.  Three business days after the claimant submitted his rebuttal submission, the arbitrator issued his reasoned award, complete with findings of fact, determinations and a statement of the basis of the award.

Seven Lamson, Dugan & Murray Partners Named In The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Lamson, Dugan & Murray is proud to announce that 7 of its partners have been selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.  In addition, 2 partners have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields, where only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored.

William M. Lamson, Jr.

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Robert J. Murray

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Tax Law

Daniel P. Chesire

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Litigation-Insurance
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Omaha Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year

Patrick G. Vipond

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Omaha Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year

Mark E. Novotny

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

William R. Settles

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants

Kyle Wallor

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants