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TERRANCE O. WAITE, born Longmont, Colorado, June 25, 1952; admitted to Bar, 1977, Nebraska. Admitted to practice: All Nebraska state courts; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: University of Nebraska (B.A., 1974), University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., 1977), National Mock Trial Team. County Attorney, Sheridan County, 1982-1986. Member, U.S. District Court Federal Practice Committee, 1988-1992. Committee on Judicial Procedure, 1991-1993; Appointed, Civil Justice Task Force; Committee on Judiciary (1997-2000); Appointed Supreme Court Minority and Justice Implementation Committee (2003- ); Lifetime Fellow Nebraska State Bar Foundation (1995- ); Approved Federal Court Mediator (1995- ); Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys; Member, Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyers Association; and Nebraska Defense Counsel Association. Member: Lincoln County Bar, Western Nebraska Bar, Nebraska State Bar and Eighth Circuit Bar Associations.

, born Gothenburg, Nebraska, September 28, 1960; admitted to Bar, 1989, Nebraska. Admitted to practice: All Nebraska state courts; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: University of Nebraska (B.S., 1983) University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D. 1989). Phi Delta Phi. Member: Lincoln County Bar Association (President 2003), Western Nebraska Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association and American Bar Association (Sections on: Litigation; Insurance Defense; Workers' Compensation; Banking); Lifetime Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation; Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys; Member, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association; Member, Defense Research Institute; Member, 2001-2005, U.S. District Court Federal Practice Committee, Chairman 2004. Practice areas: Corporate, Agriculture, Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Work Place Injuries, Insurance Defense, Trials and Appeals.


,,born Nebraska City, Nebraska, November 21, 1958; admitted to Bar 1984, Nebraska. Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., with distinction, 1981; University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1984. Member: Lincoln County, Adams County and Nebraska State Bar Associations. Deputy County Attorney, Lancaster County 1984–1987; City Attorney, City of Ralston 1988–1992. Practice areas: Banking, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Family Law, Collections. 


,born Los Angeles, California, July 18, 1966, admitted to Bar, 1999 (California) and 2004 (Nebraska). Admitted to practice: All Nebraska state courts; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; All California State and Federal Courts, and Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.S. 1988); University of California Hastings College of the Law (J.D., with distinction, 1999). Member Lincoln County, Nebraska State and California State Bar Associations. Practice Areas included Civil Litigation and Appeals; Insurance Defense; Employment Law, Real Estate, Complex Commercial Litigation, Administrative Law, General Practice.

was born in New York City and received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1964. In September, 1964, he joined the firm of Adams and Abbot in Pueblo, Colorado, and he became a partner in 1967. Initially, he was active in business and banking law, personal injury claims and criminal defense cases. Subsequently, he handled more domestic law cases and he represented several local government including Pueblo and Teller Counties in Colorado. He was the City Attorney for Manitou Springs for twenty-four years. Since moving to Nebraska, he has worked exclusively in family law.

Attorneys from Waite, McWha and Heng have represented various clients before the Nebraska Court of Appeals, the Nebraska Supreme Court, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Terry Waite has been appointed to the Eighth Circuit’s Court of Appeals C.J.A. Panel of Appellate Counsel. The following is a sample of some of the published opinions obtained by Waite, McWha & Heng attorneys:

Adams Bank & Trust v. Empire Fire and Marine Ins. Co., 244 Neb.262, 506 N.W. 2d 52

Agri Affiliates, Inc. v. Bones, 265 Neb.798, 660 N.W.2d 168

Big Crow v. City of Rushville, 11 Neb.App.498,654 N.W.2d 383

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Inc. v. Lemoyne Dailey and Union Pacific Railroad Company, 268 Neb. 733, 687 N.W.2d 689

BSB Const., Inc. v. Pinnacle Bank, 278 Neb. 1027, 776 N.W.2d 188

City/Scottsbluff v. Employers Mutual Ins. Co., 265 Neb.707, 658 N.W.2d 704
Curlile v. Lindner, 227 Neb.510, 418 N.W.2d 256

Herzog v. Board of Educ. of Hitchcock County School Dist. No. 011 in State of Neb., 1 Neb.C.A

Hinde v. City of North Platte, 1998 WL 902573 (Neb. App.)

In re Empson, 252 Neb.433, 562 N.W.2d 817

Kast v. American Amicable Life, 251 Neb.698, 559 N.W.2d 460

Krajewski v Enderes Tool Co., Inc. and Northern Tool & Equipment, 469 F.3d 705 (Eighth Circuit, 2006)

Linch v. Northport Irr. Dist., 14 Neb.App. 842, 717 N.W.2d 522

Nebraska Nutrients, Inc. v. Shepherd, 261 Neb. 723, 626 N.W. 2d 472

Norman v. Ogallala Public School District, 259 Neb. 184, 609 N.W. 2d 338

Paro v. Farm and Ranch Fertilizer, Inc., 243 Neb. 390, 449 N.W. 2d 535

Pettit v. Paxton, 255 Neb.279, 583 N.W.2d 604 

Simon v. Wilkinson Agency, 2 Neb.App.877, 518 N.W.2d 154

Skinner v. Ogallala Public School Dist. No. 1, 262 Neb. 387, 631 N.W.2d 510

Struempler v Estate of Kloepping, et al, 261 Neb. 832, 621 N.W. 2d 564

Underwood v. Eilers Machine & Welding, Inc., 6 Neb. App.631, 575 N.W. 2d 878

USA v. McKoy, 431 F.3d 1085 (Eighth Circuit)

USA v. Quintana, 340 F.3d 700 (Eighth Circuit)

USA v. Tucker, 689 F.3d 914 (Eighth Circuit)

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