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Stephen Gealy

Gealy Mediations, LLC

Stephen Gealy

Steve Gealy’s personal injury practice over the years has run the gamut from soft tissue injury and minor property damage claims to catastrophic injury and wrongful death suits. While the bulk of his litigation practice has involved defense work, he has also represented numerous plaintiffs over the years and recognizes the intricacies involved with such a practice.  

Steve’s trial experience in state and federal courts includes well over one hundred trials of cases arising from fires, alleged product defects and automobile, commercial truck, aircraft, oil field, agricultural and industrial accidents. In his later years Mr. Gealy’s litigation practice focused to a significant extent on the defense of cases arising out of accidents involving commercial motor carriers.

Steve now works almost exclusively as a mediator in an effort to help other trial lawyers and their clients find acceptable negotiated solutions which will allow their cases to be satisfactorily concluded. Steve firmly believes that the mediation process offers parties to law suits the opportunity to be heard and taken seriously without exposure to the risks inherent in allowing their cases to be submitted to and decided by jurors.

Steve has a career of experience in the courtroom, but he clearly recognizes that the courtroom can be a daunting venue for those who are not trained as trial lawyers. The mediation process, while it requires compromise by all involved, effectively allows the parties who have the most to lose to exercise control over the manner in which their cases are resolved. 

Areas of Focus

  • Commercial/Business 
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance 
  • Legal Malpractice 
  • Premises Liability 
  • Product Liability 
  • Property Damage 
  • Railroad & Trucking 
  • Transportation 
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, JD, 1982
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, MA, Public School Administration, 1979
  • Hastings College, BA, Music Education, 1974

Admissions & Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska;
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit;
  • United States Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Emeritus Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Advocate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Emeritus Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Life Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, ABOTA Foundation
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • DRI
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association

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