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Stephen M. Bruckner - Omaha, NE

409 South 17th Street500 Energy Plaza Omaha, NE 68102- 2603

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Updated: 10/03/2018

Omaha Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Law Lawyer

Overview

Steve concentrates his practice in the field of energy, environmental and natural resources law. His work includes complex environmental cleanup, enforcement, and citizen suit litigation. Steve serves as lead counsel for a major Midwestern electric utility and also represents natural gas pipeline and distribution companies. He has litigated rate cases at the commission, trial and appellate court levels...

About Stephen M. Bruckner

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Law
  • Government & Administrative Affairs
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Law & Toxic Torts
  • Renewable Energy Practice

Litigation

  • 50%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, - 1983
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, - 1982
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, - 1983
  • American Bar Association - Section on Energy, Environment and Resources
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section (Past Chair)
  • Omaha Bar Association, - 1983
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2004 - 2005 (Past President)
  • Omaha Bar Association (Omaha Bar Association Newsletter, Editor)
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow)
  • International Society of Barristers, 2012 - Present (Board of Governors)
  • The American College of Environmental Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Nebraska Disciplinary Review Board, 2002 - 2009 (Member)
  • Nebraska Disciplinary Review Board, 2007 - 2008 (Chairman)
  • Nebraska Lawyers Trust Account Foundation, 1994 - 1995 (President)
  • Leadership Omaha (Member)
  • Auditing Roundtable (Member)
  • Air and Waste Management Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Environmental Exposures in Construction Operations, Associated General Contractors 2002 Winter Meeting (February 2002), Associated General Contractors 2002 Winter Meeting
  • Environmental Exposures in Construction Operations (October 2002), Associated General Contractors 2002 Fall Meeting
  • Environmental Citizens Suits: A Defense Perspective (April 2003), Nebraska Safety Council: Nebraska Safety, Health & Environmental Conference & Exposition

Pro Bono Activities

  • Omaha Public Library Foundation - President, 2013
  • Omaha Public Library Foundation - Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Opera Omaha, Inc. - President, 2013 - Present
  • Opera Omaha, Inc. - Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • St. Augustine Indian Mission - Board of Advisors, 2005 - Present
  • St. Augustine Indian Mission - President, 2008 - 2009
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers - Executive Committee, 1998 - 2004
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers - Advisory Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Duchesne Academy - Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2005
  • Kiwanis Club of Omaha - President, 1994 - 1995
  • St. Margaret Mary's Parish Council - President, 1993

Past Positions

  • Honorable Richard E. Robinson, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, Law Clerk, 1982 - 1984
  • Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C., 1982

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1982
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1979
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • CERCLA Liability for Routine Construction Activities, FindLaw for Legal Professionals, March, 2003

Office Information

Address

409 South 17th Street500 Energy Plaza Omaha, NE 68102- 2603

Fax

  • (402) 341-8290

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Stephen M. Bruckner

Included on the 2023 Great Plains list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Stephen M. Bruckner on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Rated AV ® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Noted in The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental (peer nominations)
  • Named Best Lawyers' "Omaha Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year", 2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers (Environmental Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Construction Litigation), 2007 - 2010
  • Selected to Super Lawyers (Environmental Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Construction Litigation), 2013 - 2014

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