William R. Settles



10306 Regency Parkway Drive

Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Phone: 402–397–7300

Bill Settles is a partner of Lamson Dugan and Murray.  He has over 30 years of courtroom experience defending physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in medical malpractice claims. The son of a physician and a nurse, Mr. Settles’ background and interest in medicine have given him insight into the unique issues facing medical malpractice defendants. Although focused primarily on the defense of medical malpractice actions, Bill’s practice also encompasses legal malpractice defense, insurance coverage issues, and disciplinary licensure actions before the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Settles is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

Mr. Settles has over 50 jury trials, over 30 reported appellate decisions, was a four-year Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and lettered in football at Nebraska. Outside the office, Bill enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.