Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, P.C., L.L.O. is proud of its rich history of dedication to clients through its consistent, high quality service and prompt attentiveness to their needs. Commencing with the establishment by Francis A. Brogan of his law practice in the summer of 1888, the firm has grown steadily through the years from open-window air conditioning and carbon paper duplicates to computers and the internet. We have become a major regional law firm of experienced lawyers concentrating our practice in the representation of businesses and their owners.
Over the years, the firm has counted among its former members a Nebraska Supreme Court Justice, a United States District Court Judge, a United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, a member of the United States House of Representatives, four Nebraska State Bar Association Presidents, four Omaha Bar Association Presidents, an Omaha Mayor, an Omaha City Attorney, and a general counsel for the largest railroad system in the United States. Many of the firm’s lawyers serve on the boards of directors of local civic and community organizations and all are encouraged to participate in a variety of community activities.
In a dynamic legal and business environment, Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, P.C., L.L.O. strives to be at the forefront of the legal profession. Through our lawyers’ specialized expertise, our understanding of business needs, and our timely response, clearly communicated, we offer a unique service to our clients.
Today’s business clients require and demand depth, expertise, imagination, innovation and loyalty from their law firm. They also want efficient and timely delivery of quality legal services. Any business that receives all of these, every time, has had excellent legal service. We offer you nothing less.
In our second century of service, we look forward to continuing to work with clients who share an optimism for success beyond the 20th century.
The Firm provides legal services in most areas serving businesses and public entities along with their owners, executives, insurers, and other advisors.
Business and Corporate
Immigration and Naturalization
Municipal and Administrative Law
Gerald L. Friedrichsen
University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1970)
Creighton University (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
Editor in Chief, Creighton Law Review, 1976-1977
Law Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1977-1978
Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1978-1979
U.S. District Court for Nebraska
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
Member, Omaha Bar Association (Executive Council, 2006-2011; President 2009-2010)
Member, Nebraska State (Judiciary Committee 1996-1998; Insurance Committee, Chair 2000-2002)
American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Tort and Insurance Sections)
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (Member, Board of Directors 1992-1998)
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Robert M. Spire Inns Court, Emeritus
Best Lawyers of America (2009-)
2014 Lawyer of the Year Products Liability Litigation
Great Plains Super Lawyers (2007-)
Awards and Community Involvement:
President, Omaha Bar Association (2009-10)
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Author and Lecturer, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 1992, 1998, 2006