Ms. Trent-Vilim recently contributed two chapters to the updated Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook: Chapter 18 (Writing Effective Briefs) and Chapter 20 (Creating an Effective Record for Appeal). The 2016 Handbook, published by the Nebraska State Bar Association, is now available and may be obtained from the NSBA’s online store.
The American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA) has recently admitted Lamson Dugan & Murray, LLP partner, David Schmitt to its Nebraska chapter. The board is a national association of trial lawyers and judges committed to improving legal representation, promoting the art of advocacy and administering justice.
Membership in the organization is by invitation-only and limited to trial attorneys, with extensive courtroom experience, who exhibit high personal character, an honorable reputation and proficiency in the courtroom. Attorneys must be nominated by an ABOTA member, achieve certain experience as a trial attorney, and tried the required number of jury trials to conclusion during their careers. The Firm congratulates Mr.Schmitt on this recognition.
Jessica L. Weborg is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Weborg received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Montana. She also interned for U.S. Senator Max Baucus at the U.S. Capitol and interned at his field office in Missoula, Montana. Ms. Weborg received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law, cum laude.
Spencer R. Murphy is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and supporting area of International Business from Saint Louis University. Mr. Murphy spent two years backpacking with troubled youth, for a wilderness based therapeutic program in Utah, after earning his undergraduate degree. Mr. Murphy received his law degree from Creighton University School of Law, cum laude.
Joseph J. Borghoff is an associate in the Firm’s Business Department. Mr. Borghoff received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also received his Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University. Mr. Borghoff received his law degree from Creighton University School of Law, cum laude.
Nelly F. Greenberg is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Greenberg received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Religion cum laude,from Union College in Lincoln. Ms. Greenberg received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Congratulations to LDM partners Cathy S. Trent-Vilim and Patrick G. Vipond, who recently obtained a summary judgment for their client. The client, an insurance agency, was sued by a worker’s compensation insurer who alleged an insurance agent misrepresented material information on an insurance policy application. The insurer alleged that had correct information been provided, the insurer would have never issued the worker’s compensation policy and would not have been required to pay benefits to an injured employee under the policy. The trial court agreed that the insurer’s claim was barred by the statute of limitations and entered judgment in the agency’s favor.