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
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;
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.
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.
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.
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
Practice areas: Trials
and Appeals, Insurance Defense, Corporate
and Limited Liability Companies, Agriculture, Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Work Place
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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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