Douglas W. Krenzer (In Memoriam)

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Mr. Krenzer’s practice was dedicated to civil litigation, with an emphasis on all types of property and liability insurance claims and coverage litigation. Mr. Krenzer represented individuals and businesses in cases involving significant personal injury, property damage, and business losses, including claims of professional negligence, products liability, and liquor liability.

Mr. Krenzer represented business and individual clients in all stages of litigation, mediation, and arbitration. After working in the litigation department of a national excess and surplus lines insurance company, he joined the firm in 2000. During his career, Mr. Krenzer tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries in state and federal courts. He participated in mediation of over 100 cases in jurisdictions across the United States, including Nebraska, Iowa, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Texas, and Georgia.

Doug served as Nebraska counsel for insurers litigating coverage for a $28 million judgment for wrongful convictions of six persons for murder.  The New Yorker magazine said, "In no other case in the United States have false memories of guilt endured for so long."  He obtained a settlement for the family of a 14-year old girl who died after she was prematurely discharged from a hospital emergency department. He obtained a dismissal for an Iowa business establishment sued after a patron was rendered a paraplegic by a drunk driver. He represented a party before the Nebraska Supreme Court that resulted in a decision cited by other courts across the country regarding insurance coverage for defective workmanship. He tried a case involving claims of equitable rescission and nuisance that resulted in a directed verdict in favor of his client.

Mr. Krenzer obtained a substantial recovery for a business damaged from a chemical explosion at a neighboring business. He successfully represented a homeowner in claims arising out of a propane explosion that caused catastrophic injuries to a plaintiff. After an insurance company wrongfully denied coverage to a business for a large judgment against it, he convinced the insurance company to reverse its position and pay the entire judgment. Mr. Krenzer obtained numerous favorable verdicts in automobile accident cases, and defended trucking companies in claims involving catastrophic injuries and damages. He routinely advised insured persons and insurance companies on questions of insurance policy interpretation. He also represented medical professionals before state licensing boards.

In all professional matters, he strived to maintain excellent communication with his clients in order to meet their goals in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible.

General practice including but not limited to:
Civil litigation
Insurance coverage analysis and litigation

Nebraska Bar, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1996
Iowa Bar, 2006

Defense Research Institute
Nebraska State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (Board of Directors, 2008-2014)
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Omaha Bar Association
Pottawattamie County Bar Association
Nebraska Claims Association
Together of Omaha, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2012-2018)
Westside Community Schools Board of Education (2016-2023)

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow 

Colorado College (B.A., 1993)
University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., 1996)

Spagna v. Phi Kappa Psi, Inc., 30 F.4th 710 (8th Cir. 2022)
Decker Plastics Corp. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 880 F.3d 1017 (8th Cir. 2018).
Decker Plastics Corp. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2017 WL 2196898 (S. Dist. Iowa 2017).
Mehner Family Trust v. U.S. Bank N.A., 2017 WL 823552 (D. Neb. 2017)
Decker Plastics Corp. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 833 F.3d 986 (8th Cir. 2016).
Peterson v. Kings Gate Partners-Omaha I, L.P., 290 Neb. 658, 861 N.W.2d 444 (2015).
Pierce v. Vasca, Inc., 2007 WL1291099 (D. Neb. 2007).
National American Ins. Co. v. W&G, Inc. 439 F.3d 943 (8th Cir 2006).
Herres v. Ridgeway, 2006 WL 3771017 (Neb. App 2006).
Anis v. BryanLGHL System, 14 Neb. App 372, 707 N.W.2d 60 (2005).
Swesey v. Croghan 2005 WL 1021741 (Neb. App 2005).
Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Homepride Companies, Inc., 268 Neb. 528, 684 N.W.2d 571 (2004).
Wagner v. Dryvit Systems, Inc., 208 F.R.D. 606 (D. Neb. 2001).