STEVEN E. GUENZEL has extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in over 100 trials in the 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 ten cases involving fires which caused damages ranging from severe personal injury to the destruction of thousands of acres of range land. 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. Another area of interest to Mr. Guenzel is the law relating to juveniles. 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 tort damages, estate planning, trusts, and probate.Read less
Honors: Order of Barristers
Honors: National Moot Court TeamUniversity of Nebraska, 1975
Honors: With High Distinction
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
Major: Business Administration
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