On July 1, 2014, Jason Grams became president of the Omaha, Nebraska chapter of the American Inns of Court. The Robert M. Spire American Inn of Court is a distinguished group of judges, lawyers, and law students dedicated to the development of civility, ethics, professionalism, and excellence in the legal profession. Jason previously served as treasurer and president-elect of the Inn.
Jason W. Grams graduated from the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy on July 18, 2014. The mission of the NSBA Leadership Academy is to develop the leadership skills of the participants to allow them to make greater contributions to the legal profession and their community. Academy participants engage in day-long monthly seminars on a variety of topics including (1) leadership skills, (2) governance/community service, (3) legislative session, (4) interacting with the media, and (5) issues in the courts. This year, the group also led a campaign to assist the Nebraska Court Assisted Special Advocates (CASA) with a project to provide “Life Books” to Nebraska foster children.
LDM Partner John Walker successfully defended a motor vehicle negligence jury trial in the Lancaster County District Court. The jury returned a verdict favorable to LDM’s clients. The Plaintiff’s attorney requested the jury return a verdict of $25,000. Mr. Walker recommended $4,000 or a lesser amount if the jury felt it appropriate. The jury returned a verdict of $3,508.41. This amount was less than an offer to confess previously filed by the defense, meaning Plaintiff will not recover his costs in the action. The Firm congratulates Mr. Walker and the entire LDM team who worked on the case.