Brenda K. Smith


Office: 402.933.9560


Brenda Smith specializes in handling commercial and business litigation issues, collaborating with clients to resolve a variety of disputes like contract breaches, negligence, fraud, insurance conflicts, transportation issues, and construction disputes, and probate and trust disputes. She holds the position of Treasurer on the Firm’s Executive Committee, playing a pivotal role in overseeing the firm’s overall management by setting strategic goals and direction. Moreover, she supervises retained insurance counsel nationwide, serving as general counsel to various clients. As national and general counsel, Brenda guides clients on litigation strategies and takes a hands-on approach in managing cases from the beginning until resolution.

Representative Experience

  • Represented oppressed minority shareholders and obtained a verdict in excess of $1,000,000, which included damages and attorney fees.
  • Represented a trustee in a lawsuit where alleged damages totaled more than $7,000,000.
  • Represented trucking companies in resolution of disputes involving catastrophic and serious injuries
  • Represented various construction companies in litigation, governmental agency actions, and other dispute matters.
  • Represented the guardian and conservator of the ward at trial and appellate courts in a highly contested probate proceeding.

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Leadership Omaha Class 39
  • Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award
  • Lutheran Family Services, Board of Directors
  • Memories for Kids, Board of Directors
  • Friends Board of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Junior League of Omaha, Past President

Practice Areas

  • Litigation, Trial Practice & Dispute Resolution
    • Commercial & Contract Disputes
    • Construction Litigation
    • Trucking Litigation
    • Insurance Disputes
    • Products Liability
    • Real Estate Litigation
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Tax Disputes
    • Department of Labor Audits
    • Employment Litigation
    • Probate & Trust Proceedings
    • Guardianship & Conservatorship Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Iowa
  • State of Kansas
  • State of Missouri
  • U. S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 2007
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S., Political Science with high distinction, 2004

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