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LEGAL CONNECTIONS PROFILE: Richard F. Hitz

Rich Hitz is a Sarpy County attorney who specializes in Nursing Home Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation. He was born and raised in Lincoln, and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1999. Mr. Hitz was Chairman of the Client Counseling Board, received the CALI award for Excellence in American Legal History and graduated with the inaugural UNL College of Law - Litigation Skills Track certification. He is admitted to the State and Federal Courts in Nebraska, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Sarpy County and Omaha Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys.
Mr. Hitz is a veteran of Desert Storm, where he received the Combat Action Ribbon for his service as a United States Navy Corpsman (medic) with a U.S. Marine Corps L.A.I. reconnaissance platoon during the ground offensive that liberated Kuwait City.

 

 

Areas of Practice:
Handling only Plaintiffs Cases
Nursing Home Negligence
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Workers' Compensation
Veterans' Benefits Appeals

Litigation:
100% of practice devoted to litigation

Admitted:
Nebraska, 1999
United States District Court (Neb), 1999
United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2001

Education:
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1999
Juris Doctor
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 1996
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Published Works:
Nursing Home Negligence: How to Protect Your Clients and Their Family Members, The Nebraska Lawyer, November/December 2004

Presentations:
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys - Mediation and Settlement Seminar
"Wrongful Death Settlements: A nuts and bolts approach to appointing a Special Administrator and obtaining Court approval."
The Georgetowne Club, Omaha, Nebraska - April, 2004

Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys -Practice Pointers Seminar
"Nursing Home Negligence in Nebraska: Twelve Tips on Nursing Home Cases in Twelve Minutes"
Qwest Center, Omaha, Nebraska - October, 2004

Affiliations:
Nebraska Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
ATLA Nursing Home Negligence Litigation Section
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

Past Positions:
The Law Office of Richard F. Hitz, Omaha, Nebraska
1999 - 2002
Domina Law PC, Omaha, Nebraska
2003-2004

Born:
1967 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America  
 

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