Matthew D. Hammes

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Phone: 402-898-7000
Fax: 402-898-7130
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Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Matthew D. Hammes is a member of the firm's litigation section, where his practice concentrates on the defense of insurers and their insureds throughout the state and federal courts of Nebraska and Iowa.  Mr. Hammes' representation includes the defense of first and third party claims involving owner controlled insurance programs, commercial general liability policies, inland marine policies, workers' compensation, products liability actions, wrongful death claims, construction accidents, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability actions and claims involving arson.  He represents insurers and their insureds through all phases of litigation, including bench and jury trials, mediation, arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and Arbitration Forums, and civil appeals.

PRACTICE AREAS
General practice including but not limited to:
Insurance Defense
Civil Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Fraud Investigations
Workers' Compensation

BAR ADMISSIONS
Nebraska Bar, 1998
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1998
Iowa Bar, 1999
U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa, 2002

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Nebraska State Bar Association
Iowa Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Pottawattamie County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association

RECOGNITION
American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate *
Great Plains Super Lawyers 
          Personal Injury - General: Defense
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated **

EDUCATION
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., Finance, 1994)
University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1998)

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
Allstate Ins. Co. v. LaRandeau, 261 Neb. 242, 622 N.W.2d 646 (2001).
RSUI Indemnity Co. v. Bacon, 282 Neb. 436 (2011).
Smith v. Fire Insurance Exchange of Los Angeles, Cal., 261 Neb. 857, 626 N.W.2d 534 (2001).

* The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation only organization for lawyers with significant trial experience and who exhibit virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism.

** Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.