Gretchen L. McGill


Gretchen McGill’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters across a broad range of industries including insurance, construction, real estate, financial transactions and trusts and estates.  Gretchen’s litigation experience includes cases brought before state, federal and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies.  Gretchen has also represented clients through mediation and arbitration.  Gretchen has significant experience serving in a general counsel role for her corporate clients whereby she regularly advises on risk management matters.

Representative Experience

  • Baumgart v. O’Sullivan (In re Estate of Karmazin), 908 N.W.2d 381 (2018)
  • HBI, L.L.C. v. Barnette, 941 N.W.2d 158 (2020)
  • Negotiated a $1,000,000+ settlement for client in shareholder dispute 
  • Represented multiple construction companies against claims for defective work
  • Negotiated successful settlement for cancellation of construction contract
  • Represented company in breach of purchase agreement for real property
  • Negotiated reduction of over $100,000 in excise tax liability for client

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Women in the Law (Chair, 2020-2022)
    • Leadership Academy (Class of 2020)
    • Federal Practice Committee
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Parks Foundation, Board President
  • Omaha Academy of Ballet, Board Vice President
  • Nebraska Legal Diversity Council, Executive Committee Member

Practice Areas

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

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska
  • State of South Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1999
    • Author, “Qui Tam Suits: Defining the Rights and Roles of the Government and the Relator Under the False Claims Act,” 82 Minn. L. Rev. 1357 (1998)
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., summa cum laude 

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