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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 (initially approved 1995 and renewed every 5 years thereafter); Appointed Supreme Court Committee on Equity and Fairness (2017); Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys; Member, Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyers Association; Sections on Professional Negligence; Trucking Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Nebraska Defense Counsel Association. Member: Lincoln County Bar, Western Nebraska Bar, Nebraska State Bar and Eighth Circuit Bar Associations.
Practice Areas: Mediation, Trials and Appeals, Panel Counsel for Rapid Response Teams covering catastrophic claims for several insurers and trucking companies, Defense of Professional Negligence Claims, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Work Place Injuries, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Wills and Trusts.
twaite@northplattelaw.com 



TODD R. MCWHA
, 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). 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. Community Service: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Nebraska Chapter 2007-2015, Chairman 2014; Board Member Mid Plains Community College Foundation 2007-2014, Chairman 2013; Board Member North Platte Community College Foundation 2007-2013, Chairman 2013, Board Member United Way North Platte 1990-1994; Board Member Great Plains Regional Medical Center Foundation 2004-2008, Chairman 2008; Board Member Mid Nebraska Community Foundation 2009-2011; Lifetime Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation. Personal interests: farming, ranching and outdoor activities.
Practice areas: Trials and Appeals, Insurance Defense, Corporate and Limited Liability Companies, Agriculture, Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Work Place Injuries.
tmcwha@northplattelaw.com

 

PATRICK M. HENG
,,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. 
pheng@northplattelaw.com  

 

 

 

 


 
TYLER J. VOLKMER, born Exeter, Nebraska, October 12, 1984; admitted to Nebraska Bar 2010. Admitted to practice: All Nebraska state courts, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; and Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., 2007; Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 2010. Member: Nebraska State Bar Association, Lincoln County Bar Association. tvolkmer@northplattelaw.com 

 
CHRISTINE E. SECK, born Oberlin, Kansas, March 30, 1993; admitted to Bar, 2017 Nebraska; expected 2018, Kansas. Education: Fort Hays State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2014), University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., 2017), UNL Civil Clinic and Advanced Directive Clinic. Member: American Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, Lincoln County Bar Association. cseck@northplattelaw.com 

 
TIMOTHY M. MURPHY, born Phoenix, AZ, February 4, 1992; admitted to state bar, Nebraska in 2017, federal court in United States District Court for the District of Nebraska in 2017, expected admission in Colorado, Arizona, Iowa in 2018; Education: University of Nebraska – Lincoln, B.S. 2014, Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law; J.D. 2017; Member: Phi Delta Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Nebraska State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice. tmurphy@northplattelaw.com 

Paralegals

JEFF S. GOENTZEL, Chadron State College - BA in Legal Studies 1992; Minors in Criminal Justice and Business Administration; Over 20 years’ experience as a Paralegal. Has taught Paralegal courses as an Adjunct Instructor at Mid Plains Community College. 
1996 - Current: Waite, McWha & Heng, Paralegal. jgoentzel@northplattelaw.com 



DONNA HARTLEY
, Denver Community College paralegal training. Litigation Certificate, Paralegal Program University of Denver School of Law. Select courses taken in Medical Terminology, and Anatomy through the Medical Assistant program at Parks College. Has taught Paralegal courses as an Adjunct Instructor at Mid Plains Community College and McCook Community College. 30 years experience as a Paralegal for several Law Firms. dhartley@northplattelaw.com  





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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