21 Sep, 2023

LDM Congratulates and Welcomes Attorneys Maddie C. Hasley, Spencer J. Mitchell and Diana Vazquez Ayala

2023-09-21T14:25:45-05:00September 21st, 2023|Latest News|

LDM congratulates Maddie C. Hasley, Spencer J. Mitchell and Diana Vazquez Ayala on their recent achievements of being sworn in and joining the Firm as attorneys. Maddie is an associate in LDM's litigation department in the Firm's Omaha office. She graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law where she was a Senior Member of the Moot Court Board. She also received the American Board of Trial [...]

15 Sep, 2023

Cathy Trent-Vilim Invited to Become Fellow in the Academy of Appellate Lawyers

2023-09-15T15:52:48-05:00September 15th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim was recently invited to become a Fellow in the Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Academy is an invitation-only association of respected appellate lawyers. Fellows face stringent membership criteria, undergo rigorous screening, and are approved by the Academy’s Board. Fellows must have 15 years of appellate practice and receive unsolicited nominations from two Fellows. After a rigorous vetting process, the Board of Directors votes on each [...]

15 Sep, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Ellen K. Geisler

2023-09-15T10:28:42-05:00September 15th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Ellen K. Geisler, Attorney What is your definition of success? Working hard and seeing results. Results are not always immediate and often it is the slow day-to-day grind that pays off in the long run. Success does not happen overnight. What's the most unique part about working at LDM? There’s no one-size-fits all approach. In my experience, the firm embraces that each individual has different strengths that they [...]

15 Sep, 2023

LDM Welcomes Attorney Austin C. Printz

2023-09-15T09:53:49-05:00September 15th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP (LDM) welcomes attorney Austin C. Printz Austin Printz is a litigation attorney in LDM’s Omaha office. Prior to joining the Firm, Austin served in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corp for four years, where he assisted active duty and retired military members with preparing wills, solving landlord-tenant disputes, and providing guidance on divorce. He also represented the United States as a [...]

6 Sep, 2023

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP Promotes Sarah Rotermund to Executive Director

2023-09-06T16:17:43-05:00September 6th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP recently promoted Sarah Rotermund as the Executive Director. Sarah, previously the Firm’s Director of Marketing, will now lead the day-to-day operations of the Firm in addition to her continued oversight of marketing initiatives. Sarah is a 40 Under 40 recipient and has over 10 years of experience helping businesses and individuals navigate marketing challenges in various industries. Her experience as an advisor for [...]

31 Aug, 2023

Ellen K. Geisler Successfully Defends Jury Trial on Damages, Obtains Verdict Below Pre-Trial Offer of Judgment

2023-08-31T09:17:48-05:00August 31st, 2023|Latest News|

Attorney Ellen K. Geisler recently obtained a successful result at a jury trial on behalf of a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident in an admitted-liability case. The jury trial was solely on the issue of the nature and extent of Plaintiff’s injuries caused by the accident and the amount of damages that would compensate Plaintiff for those injuries. At the conclusion of trial, Plaintiff’s counsel asked [...]

29 Aug, 2023

LDM Launches Suit Scholarship for Creighton Law Students

2023-08-29T20:44:54-05:00August 29th, 2023|Latest News|

Designed to help law students put their best foot forward and reduce barriers to entry in the legal profession, LDM launched the Suit Scholarship for Creighton University law students. The scholarship is an award of up to $500 to alleviate the financial burden of purchasing business professional attire for on campus interviews, open houses and other industry events law students may attend. The application, selection and award distribution will be [...]

29 Aug, 2023

LDM Expands Firm with Three New Attorneys

2023-08-29T20:27:22-05:00August 29th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP (LDM) welcomes attorneys Josh R. Baumann, Georgia R. Rice and Ryan P. Tunink. Josh Baumann joins LDM's Omaha office as a litigation attorney. His areas of expertise include medical malpractice defense, business dispute litigation, wrongful death, personal injury and insurance matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Josh was a Deputy County Attorney for the Douglas County Attorney's Office and subsequently practiced in civil matters for [...]

29 Aug, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Received Defense Verdict Representing City of Urbandale

2023-08-29T10:16:14-05:00August 29th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently received a defense verdict representing the City of Urbandale in a personal injury claim regarding an alleged defective sidewalk. The plaintiff filed suit after tripping on a piece of elevated sidewalk causing a compound fracture of the wrist with a subsequent surgery inserting a plate and multiple screws.

17 Aug, 2023

Best Lawyers in America 2024

2023-08-17T10:59:51-05:00August 17th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP is proud to announce that 12 attorneys have been recognized in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Congratulations to the following Partners! Appellate Practice Jason W. Grams Rick Harris (West Des Moines, IA) William R. Settles Cathy Trent-Vilim Closely Held Companies and [...]

14 Aug, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented a Jail Liability Webinar for ICAP

2023-08-14T15:47:32-05:00August 14th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented “Health Emergencies, Drug Users and the Mentally Ill" to the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP). His presentation addressed the management of inmates who might be demonstrating withdrawal symptoms - from any substance, including alcohol - while in custody. Click here to learn more about ICAP.

14 Aug, 2023

LDM Partners Presented at the 2023 Landowner Workshop Series

2023-08-14T14:03:46-05:00August 14th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Sean A. Minahan, Monte Schatz, Eric W. Tiritilli, and Daniel J. Waters presented a series of workshops focused on farm succession planning at the Farmers National Company’s 2023 Landowner Workshop Series. These nationwide workshops help landowners plan for the future, build their legacy and educate their families on succession planning. Click here to learn more.

2 Aug, 2023

Patrick G. Vipond and Denise M. Destache Obtain Summary Judgment Ruling in Favor of Doctors and Hospital in Medical Malpractice Action

2023-08-02T10:56:23-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Patrick G. Vipond and Denise M. Destache recently obtained summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a Nebraska hospital, emergency room physician, and anesthesiologist in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising out of allegations of a delay in treatment. Key to the success was an understanding and analysis of the legal burdens and requirements for causation in medical malpractice actions in Nebraska. LDM’s defense effort involved two separate [...]

31 Jul, 2023

LDM Recognizes Attorneys Selected as 2023 Super Lawyers

2023-08-01T11:21:04-05:00July 31st, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP is pleased to announce five attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. 2023 Great Plains Super Lawyers  Jason W. Grams - Business Litigation William R. Settles - Professional Liability: Defense Patrick G. Vipond - [...]

27 Jul, 2023

IT’S THE SIMPLE THINGS: Avoiding Default in a National Grain and Feed Assoc. Arbitration

2023-07-27T14:40:34-05:00July 27th, 2023|Agriculture, Latest News, Midwest Agricultural Law|

While waiting on an arbitration ruling from the National Grain and Feed Association (“NGFA”), I reviewed some of the NGFA's recent decisions.  I was surprised to see how many cases were not decided on the merits, but rather, a party’s failure to simply comply with the NGFA’s rules. Take for example Field Farms Marketing v. Prairie Wide Grain, Inc.   The NGFA issued judgment in favor of Field Farms and against [...]

18 Jul, 2023

Verifying Lost Wages and the Collateral Source Rule

2023-07-18T11:07:28-05:00July 18th, 2023|Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

Picture the following.  In response to a standard interrogatory that asks a plaintiff to list their alleged sources of damages, the plaintiff alleges their income was reduced to only 60% of their regular earnings while recovering from injury. At first glance, it might seem like you can calculate the extent of the plaintiff’s alleged damages with no additional information—40% of their regular earnings.  But to truly make this calculation, [...]

6 Jul, 2023

Patrick G. Vipond and Michael L. Storey Obtain Directed Verdict in Shoulder Dystocia Trial

2023-07-06T10:33:57-05:00July 6th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Patrick G. Vipond and Michael L. Storey recently obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of an Iowa obstetrician. Plaintiff alleged that the obstetrician and a family medicine physician, who was represented by different counsel, failed to obtain informed consent when the obstetrician recommended that the diabetic mother proceed with a vaginal delivery for a baby with an estimated fetal weight of 10 pounds, 8 [...]

5 Jul, 2023

Amendments to Rule 702 Aim to Tighten Standards for Expert Testimony

2023-07-05T11:48:16-05:00July 5th, 2023|Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

In the thirty years since the Supreme Court decided Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, the use of scientific evidence in the courtroom has produced much confusion. Although the scientific literacy of the judiciary has advanced considerably, the proper application of Daubert principles to expert testimony remains inconsistent. Federal Rule of Evidence 702 establishes the criteria for the admissibility of expert testimony. The Rule, however, has not been amended since [...]

29 Jun, 2023

Supreme Court Significantly Expands Potential Nursing Home Liability

2023-06-29T12:28:21-05:00June 29th, 2023|Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court held residents of nursing homes that receive Medicaid funding can sue in federal court to enforce rights granted to them by the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (“FNHRA”). This decision significantly expands potential nursing home liability. In Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County v. Talevski, the family of a nursing home resident suspected the resident was being chemically restrained when [...]

28 Jun, 2023

Estate Planning for LGBTQIA+ Couples

2023-06-28T12:05:16-05:00June 28th, 2023|Latest News, Succession and Estate Planning|

Due to the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality is now the law of the land. Same-sex couples now receive protections and rights that were previously only available to heterosexual couples, including an elective share of a spouse’s estate, homestead allowances, and numerous tax benefits. However, there are still issues and challenges that are unique to same-sex couples. Here at LDM, we recognize this and [...]

26 Jun, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Andrew C. Johnson

2023-06-26T10:22:53-05:00June 26th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Andrew C. Johnson, Partner What is your definition of success? Success to me means finding happiness and fulfillment at work and at home. What's the most unique part about working at LDM? What has stood out to me most about LDM since joining this year is how engaged, thoughtful and hardworking the entire firm is. And, having so many knowledgeable, experienced attorneys to consult with in both Iowa [...]

22 Jun, 2023

Misdiagnosed Ankle Sprain Leads to Amputation

2023-06-28T10:52:58-05:00June 22nd, 2023|Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

  A jury just came back.  A fireman and his wife were awarded $7.6 million dollars in a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a physician misdiagnosed a bacterial infection as an ankle sprain.  The fireman alleged the misdiagnosis resulted in an eventual amputation of the lower portion of his leg.  Until recently, there was a cap on non-economic damages in Florida.  However, recently, the Florida Supreme Court threw out that [...]

9 Jun, 2023

Erin K. Artz Presented at the Minority Small Business Summit

2023-06-09T10:57:59-05:00June 9th, 2023|Latest News|

Attorney Erin Artz presented at the Nebraska Business Development Center’s Minority Small Business Summit on June 8, 2023. This summit gives minority small business owners and entrepreneurs the chance to strategize network, participate in educational sessions, and connect to community resources. LDM was proud to sponsor this event which allowed everyone who attended a ticket at no charge. Erin gave an overview of the services LDM provides, how [...]

8 Jun, 2023

Craig F. Martin Presented to Metro Omaha Builders Association

2023-06-08T11:03:01-05:00June 8th, 2023|Latest News|

On June 8, 2023, Partner Craig Martin gave a presentation to the members of the Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA). Craig discussed how a construction contract is one of the best tools to get paid in full, and on time. He also talked about how contracts need to be reviewed from time-to-time and offered some tips on how to improve upon existing construction contracts.

25 May, 2023

LDM Welcomes Five New Law Clerks

2023-05-25T15:35:35-05:00May 25th, 2023|Latest News|

LDM is happy to welcome five new Law Clerks - Anna Clark, Darlene Gomez, Kendra Sparby, Kelsey Schott and Zoey Shipley. Anna and Darlene have joined the Omaha office and Kendra, Kelsey and Zoey are working at our West Des Moines location. We welcome them, and are thrilled to have all of them on our team. Five new clerks, four different schools, one common goal, pretty exciting times here [...]

23 May, 2023

Congratulations to LDM’s Recent Law School Graduates

2023-05-24T09:08:59-05:00May 23rd, 2023|Latest News|

Law Clerks Maddie Hasley and Spencer Mitchell graduated from UNL College of Law on Saturday, May 20th. Maddie graduated with distinction and was selected as a member of Order of the Barristers. Spencer graduated with high distinction and a pro bono certificate. Congratulations to both on this achievement!

15 May, 2023

LDM Obtains Summary Judgment in Custom Baling Case

2023-05-15T09:57:58-05:00May 15th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Sean Minahan and attorney Olivia McDowell recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of a breach of contract action relating to custom oat baling work. LDM's clients, the plaintiffs, performed windrowing, raking, and baling of oats on the defendant's property pursuant to an oral agreement. Upon completion of the work, the defendant refused to pay for the custom baling. As a result, the plaintiffs brought suit for breach [...]

5 May, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Auto Owners Insurance Company

2023-05-05T13:11:48-05:00May 5th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented on the basics of cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment to the Auto Owners Insurance Company. His presentation discussed the basics of Carmack claims and what constitutes “delivery” of cargo under Carmack. It also covered defenses to the Carmack Amendment including the “Savage” rule.

3 May, 2023

Erin K. Artz and Olivia R. McDowell Speak with Mercy High School AP US Government Students

2023-05-03T09:28:54-05:00May 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

Attorneys Erin Artz and Olivia McDowell recently returned to their alma mater, Mercy High School, to speak with an Advanced Placement US Government class about law school, lawyering and how law firms work. They also had an opportunity to speak with students who expressed interest in joining the mock trial team, which Olivia McDowell will be coaching this upcoming year.

11 Apr, 2023

Mark E. Novotny and Olivia R. McDowell Obtain Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

2023-06-23T12:42:31-05:00April 11th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Mark Novotny and Attorney Olivia McDowell recently obtained a dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician arising out of allegations of misdiagnosis. Key to the success was an understanding and analysis of the Nebraska Rules of Civil Procedure for amendments of pleadings. The plaintiffs sought leave to amend their previously filed complaint to add a hospital as a party defendant but failed to request [...]

5 Apr, 2023

LDM Expands Firm with the Addition of Jack L.C. Pietig

2023-04-05T11:04:21-05:00April 5th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP welcomes attorney Jack L.C. Pietig. Jack Pietig is a litigation associate at LDM’s West Des Moines office. Prior to joining the Firm, Jack worked as a law clerk for Justice Matthew McDermott of the Iowa Supreme Court during the 2020–21 term. As a law clerk, he drafted language for judicial opinions and conducted research memorandum on a wide array of legal issues. Jack [...]

4 Apr, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool

2023-04-04T08:52:43-05:00April 4th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented to the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP) on the “Logistics of Staffing and Critical Incident Response in Jails.” This live discussion covered the logistics of staffing and its direct impact on routine operations, management of inmates and critical incident response. Jason also discussed the related potential for liability and litigation as relates to jail operations. ICAP provides property and casualty coverage to [...]

31 Mar, 2023

2023 Changes in Crop Insurance: Second Chance If You Forget to Identify a SBI

2023-04-04T12:52:39-05:00March 31st, 2023|Agriculture, Crop Insurance, Latest News|

How did I forget? Back in August 2022 the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) released revisions to the Rainfall Index Common Policy, Basic Provisions which became effective on January 1, 2023.  The changes included revising certain definitions to match those of the Common Crop Insurance Policy and adding a 30-day deadline to appeal a determination of good farming practice. Furthermore, the FCIC added a provision which would allow [...]

30 Mar, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, William R. Settles

2023-03-30T14:50:07-05:00March 30th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

William R. Settles, Partner Describe your career trajectory Until my junior year in college, I thought I was going to be a doctor. Once I recognized my aversion to blood and sick people, I needed something different to do. I tagged along with my roommate to a moot court presentation and found I really enjoyed it. Two years later I was a first-year law student at Notre Dame [...]

30 Mar, 2023

Mark E. Novotny and Anne Marie O’Brien Approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to Serve as Qualified Arbitrators

2023-03-30T10:21:50-05:00March 30th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Mark E. Novotny and Anne Marie O’Brien have been approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to serve as qualified arbitrators for deciding disputes. Mr. Novotny and Ms. O’Brien underwent extensive background checks, interviews, training, and testing to become qualified FINRA arbitrators. FINRA arbitrators are independent and are chosen to hear disputes and issue final, binding decisions. FINRA provides an arbitration forum, pursuant to rules [...]

20 Mar, 2023

Adam R. Feeney Presented at the Midlands African Chamber’s Power Hour

2023-03-20T11:48:27-05:00March 20th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Adam R. Feeney presented at the Midlands African Chamber’s Power Hour on Thursday, March 16, 2023. During his presentation he discussed the importance of drafting and following organizational agreements for businesses. Adam specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in various disputes, including corporate partnership, breach of contract, creditors’ rights, product liability, RICO, securities fraud, employment, trusts, and estates. To learn more about Adam [...]

12 Mar, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Iowa Motor Truck Association

2023-03-09T12:05:53-06:00March 12th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented a webinar on the basics of cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment to the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA). His presentation discussed the basics of Carmack claims and what constitutes “delivery” of cargo under Carmack. It also covered defenses to the Carmack Amendment including the “Savage” rule and limiting the liability of the carrier through the bill of lading and tariffs. Jason’s [...]

10 Mar, 2023

Winning Isn’t Everything . . . Unless You Can Collect: The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Recent Cautionary Holding

2023-05-03T08:52:00-05:00March 10th, 2023|Construction Contractor Advisor, Latest News, Nebraska Construction Law|

Unfortunately, winning a case does not guarantee that you will collect money.  The court is not responsible for collecting the judgment.  Rather, if the judgment debtor (losing party) does not voluntarily pay the judgment to the judgment creditor (winning party), the judgment creditor must take action to collect. For construction cases, the issue becomes more complicated and nuanced where a construction lien is filed on real property owned by a [...]

9 Mar, 2023

Erin K. Artz Presented at Creighton Law School’s “Women in Business Law” Panel

2023-03-09T12:06:35-06:00March 9th, 2023|Latest News|

Attorney Erin K. Artz recently participated in Creighton Law School’s “Women in Business Law” panel discussion. This panel, hosted by the Women’s Law Student Association and Business Law Society, brought together attorneys from local law firms to share their insights and career development advice with women law students interested in business law.

9 Mar, 2023

Jason W. Grams Inducted to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Class of 2022 Fellows

2023-03-09T08:29:40-06:00March 9th, 2023|Latest News|

At the 37th Annual Fellows Dinner, Partner Jason W. Grams was recognized by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation as part of the Class of 2022 Fellows. Nomination and selection to become a Fellow is based upon their dedication to improving the administration of justice, leadership in the profession, civic service, integrity and Foundation support. This is a prestigious honor bestowed annually on only 30 lawyers. Mr. Grams joins [...]

7 Mar, 2023

Patrick Vipond and Mary Mikuls Obtained Successful Summary Judgement for Client

2023-03-06T14:05:09-06:00March 7th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Patrick G. Vipond and Associate Mary C. Mikuls recently obtained a successful summary judgment for a hospital client, having the case against the client dismissed. In addition to a claim for medical malpractice, this success also came in an action under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”). Also referred to as the “anti-dumping” law, EMTALA is a federal statute requiring emergency medical providers [...]

6 Mar, 2023

Loree Nelson and Ted Appel Judge Drake Law School’s First Year Oral Argument Competition

2023-03-06T14:03:28-06:00March 6th, 2023|Latest News|

Of Counsel Loree Nelson and Attorney Theodore T. Appel judged oral arguments conducted by first year law students at Drake Law School on February 28 and March 2, 2023. These oral arguments are designed to give first year law students at Drake Law School the practical experience of appellate advocacy and receive real time feedback on their presentation and arguments from members of the legal community. The [...]

3 Mar, 2023

LDM Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

2023-03-03T14:22:02-06:00March 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

This year marks Lamson Dugan & Murray’s (LDM) 25th anniversary. Founded in 1998, LDM was created with the goal of forming a partnership of talented legal professionals who brought enthusiasm and excellence to the practice of law for the benefit of the Firm’s clients. LDM started with 20 attorneys collectively possessing over 150 years of experience in civil and corporate law. Today, the Firm has 49 attorneys, even more years [...]

1 Mar, 2023

William R. Settles Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

2023-03-08T09:54:38-06:00March 1st, 2023|Latest News|

William R. Settles has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Settles became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar [...]

28 Feb, 2023

Cathy Trent-Vilim Published in the American Bar Association’s 2023 Winter Issue of the Council of Appellate Lawyers

2023-02-28T13:02:48-06:00February 28th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim was recently published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2023 Winter Issue of the Council of Appellate Lawyers. Her article, “The Dos and Don’ts of Crafting a Strategic and Helpful Amicus Brief,” shares how to craft an amicus brief in a way that will not only get the court’s attention, but also serve the brief’s fundamental purpose: helping the court. Click here to read the [...]

27 Feb, 2023

2023 Nebraska Ag Bills: Analysis of Current Law and Proposed Changes

2023-02-27T08:09:31-06:00February 27th, 2023|Agriculture, Government Regulations, Latest News, Legislation|

    Legislative Bill 591: Proposed Changes Timeline for Notice to Terminate Verbal Lease Agreements Legislative Bill 591 (“LB 591”) proposes a different timeline for tenants leasing agricultural property to give notice to terminate their oral lease agreements. Nebraska does not have a statute governing these terminations, but the Nebraska Supreme Court has set clear guidelines, as further explained below. Current Nebraska Law In Wilson, the tenant had an oral [...]

24 Feb, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Callie A. Kanthack

2023-02-24T14:55:07-06:00February 24th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Callie A. Kanthack, Attorney How have you advanced professionally since joining our team? Since being hired as an LDM Associate, I have had the opportunity to build and improve my litigation skills. During my first year, I took depositions, argued motions, second-chaired a trial, and wrote an appellate brief. Through this experiential learning process, I have received one-on-one feedback from LDM Partners and developed professional relationships among members [...]

23 Feb, 2023

LDM Expands Construction Practice to Include Mediation of Construction Disputes

2023-02-23T11:53:16-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP is pleased to announce that Craig F. Martin will be expanding his construction practice to include mediation of construction disputes. Craig is certified in mediation by the Supreme Court of Nebraska, having completed both the Nebraska Mediation Association and Advanced Federal Practice Mediation Training programs. For more than 25 years, Craig has helped construction clients resolve all types of construction disputes. During that [...]

22 Feb, 2023

LDM Prevailed in Iowa Court of Appeals in Case Regarding Emergency Hospitalization Order

2023-02-22T12:38:37-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP recently prevailed in the Iowa Court of Appeals in a case involving a patient subjected to an emergency hospitalization order. The patient sued the medical provider and law enforcement alleging claims of false imprisonment and false arrest. On review, The Court of Appeals, without opinion, affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants. Click here to read similar appellate news: [...]

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