Steven E. Guenzel

Steven E. Guenzel

Partner
Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone:
402-817-6721
Fax:
402-475-0329
Email:

Steven E. Guenzel has extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in over 100 trials in Nebraska trial courts, including over 30 jury trials in state and federal district courts. Mr. Guenzel has argued appeals to the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. With clients including plaintiffs, construction contractors, insurance companies, and several public power districts, his cases have dealt with diverse issues such as product liability, automobile and premises liability, electrical shock and electrocution, stray voltage, the value of lost trees, contracts, wrongful discharge, and the constitutionality of a taxing statute.

He has also handled several cases involving the construction, repair, and structural integrity of commercial roofs, and approximately fifteen cases involving fires which caused damages ranging from death and severe personal injury to the destruction of thousands of acres of range land and large numbers of trees. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Guenzel has been very active in estate planning and probate, helping clients with wills and trusts, and other planning tools, including special needs trusts. Mr. Guenzel has also helped small business clients with forming corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Mr. Guenzel has been an instructor in Legal Writing at the University of Nebraska College of Law for six years and has presented seminars on estate planning, trusts, probate, and powers of attorney.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Business Contracts
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Contracts
  • Burns
  • Electrical Shocks and Electrocutions
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Range Fires

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1978

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
  • University of Nebraska
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1987 - 1991
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1995 - 1999
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Education, 1988 - 1992
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Ways and Means Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Lincoln Estate Planning Council, 1982 - Present
  • Lincoln Probate Discussion Group, 1982 - Present