Mediator's Profile


Michael Kinney

Business Name: Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas
Phone: 402.390.0300

Mike Kinney is a Mediator, Arbitrator, Early Neutral Evaluator, Insurance Umpire and Special Master. Will travel out of state, when requested. Mike’s areas of focus as a neutral are:

  • Professional Malpractice (Medical, Dental, Legal, Nursing Home)
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Land disputes
  • Business litigation
  • Fire losses
  • Weather related losses


  • University of Iowa, J.D. (1971), with distinction
  • University of Iowa, B.S. in psychology (1968)


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (1996-present; State Chair, 2004-06; Board of Regents, 2011-2015)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2004-present; State Chair, 2007-2022)
  • Member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) since 2014
  • Best’s Lawyer of the Year (Mediation-Omaha 2013, 2022)
  • Best’s Lawyer of the Year (Arbitration-Omaha 2012, 2014, 2019)
  • Best’s Lawyer of the Year (Bet-The-Company-Omaha 2016)
  • Best’s Lawyer of the Year (Medical Malpractice-Defendants-Omaha 2017)
  • Included in Best’s Lawyers in America in 9 categories (2022) (Arbitration, Bet-The-Company, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Medical Malpractice Litigation (defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (plaintiffs), Product Liability Litigation (defendants) & Product Liability Litigation (plaintiffs

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