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About Keith A. Harvat

Keith received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993 and received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law in 1996. He is an AV-rated attorney and a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys as well as the Omaha, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in all Nebraska state and federal courts, in all Iowa state courts and in the federal court for the Southern District of Iowa, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed to and previously served on the Mental Health Board of the 11th Judicial District and, in 2010, he was appointed by the Governor to the Jail Standards Board where he currently serves as Vice-Chairman.

Some of his reported decisions and cases include:

  • SBC v. Cutler, 23 Neb.App. 939, 879 N.W.2d 45 (2016)
  • Northstar Project Management, Inc., v. DLR Group, Inc. (Colorado Court of Appeals Case No.: 10CA1057; Colorado Supreme Court Case No.: 11SC494) (2013)
  • Roach v. City of Broken Bow (Nos. A-09-275, A-09-276, A-09-277, A-09-278, A-09-279; Court of Appeals 2009)
  • Fletcher v. City of Valentine (No. 08-1939; 8th Cir. 2009)
  • Van Ert v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 276 Neb. 908, 758 N.W.2d 36 (2008)
  • Norby v. Frontier County Sheriff (No.: A-04-1171; No. A-07-656; Court of Appeals 2008)
  • Sherman v. Sherman, 16 Neb.App. 766, 751 N.W.2d 168 (2008)
  • McNeel v. Union Pacific Railroad, 276 Neb. 143, 753 N.W.2d 321 (2008)
  • Krajewski v. Enderes Tool Co., Inc., 469 F.3d 705 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • Linch v. Northport Irrigation District, 14 Neb.App. 842, 717 N.W.2d 522 (2006)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield v. Dailey, 268 Neb. 733, 687 N.W.2d 689 (2004)
  • Agri Affiliates v. Bones, 265 Neb. 798, 660 N.W.2d 168 (2003)
  • Big Crow v. City of Rushville, 266 Neb. 750, 669 N.W.2d 63 (2003)
  • City of Scottsbluff v. Employers Mutual Insurance Co., 265 Neb. 707, 658 N.W.2d 704 (2003)
  • Skinner v. Ogallala Public School District, 262 Neb. 387, 631 N.W.2d 510 (2001)
  • Norman v. Ogallala Public School Dist. No. 1, 259 Neb. 184, 609 N.W.2d 338 (2000)
  • Levander v. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States, 257 Neb. 283, 596 N.W.2d 705 (1999)
  • Pettit v. Paxton, 255 Neb. 279, 583 N.W.2d 604 (1998)
  • In re Complaint Against Empson, 252 Neb. 433, 562 N.W.2d 817 (1997)

Bar Admissions:

  • Nebraska, 1996
  • U. S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1996
  • Iowa, 2011
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2011
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2004
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, 1996
  • B.A., University of Nebraska, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Omaha Bar Association