Bradley D. Holbrook


Brad Holbrook has a multifaceted litigation practice extending throughout the Greater Nebraska area, including bench trials, jury trials and appellate practice. Brad focuses in the areas of family law, commercial and estate disputes.

His family law practice often involves families with farming and ranching operations as well as closely held business interests. Due to the nature of divorce, it is crucial that every property issue be fully explored, which requires the tracing of premarital and nonmarital assets and debts (e.g., valuation of stock, partnership and LLC interests; active/passive appreciation; application of Van Newkirk exceptions; valuation of business entities; valuation of farm ground, machinery, equipment and livestock). Brad’s family and divorce cases also frequently involve matters such as custody, visitation, child support, alimony and more.

Brad’s commercial and estate dispute practice has involved multimillion-dollar cases related to business and partnership disputes, the enforcement of buy-sell agreements, the dissolution of going concern business entities, contract disputes, litigation among heirs in business and farming interests, replevin actions related to the enforcement of security interests in real estate, farm machinery, business equipment and livestock, and the interpretation and enforcement of long-term commercial and farming leases. In this context, Brad helps clients reach fair and objective resolution of financial disputes of all sizes and assists his clients to navigate the many lengthy and complex issues that arise in these areas. Beyond law, Brad’s education was concentrated on economics, with a focus in accounting and finance. This background assists Brad as he actively works alongside appraisers, CPAs, bankers, investment representatives, adjusters and economists, among others, and he is able to speak on their terms to expedite much of the detail work in banking, commercial and corporate law.

While Brad’s core expertise lies in handling litigation, he frequently works in transactional matters, such as providing advice to corporate clients on issues of entity formation, buy-sell agreements, stock transfer restrictions, complex contractual arrangements for the purchase and sale of goods & services, employment agreements, warranty, lending and more. Brad's experience provides a practical perspective and versatile ability in litigation, as well as in documenting business transactions in ways are aimed at avoiding litigation down the road.

Practice Areas

Litigation  |  Family  |  Banking Law  |  Bankruptcy (Creditor Rights)  |  Corporate Law  

Commercial Litigation  |   Estate Planning and Litigation  |  Insurance Litigation 

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S. Business Administration, 1994
Professional Organizations
  • Admitted:
    Nebraska Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – Nebraska
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    9th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    Buffalo County Bar Association - Officer
    Nebraska Business Law Section
         Executive Committee - Officer/Chairmen 
    Nebraska Judicial Qualifications Commission
    Nebraska  State Bar Association
    Nebraska State Bar Foundation - 2019 Fellows
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Buffalo County Defense Association
    Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
    Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
    Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project (Judge)
    Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project (Coach)
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
    Kearney Country Club (Past Officer & Director; Current Member)
    Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce (Colonels Club)
    Buffalo County Goodfellows (Board of Directors)
    Ducks Unlimited, Buffalo County Chapter
    Hot Meals, USA (Director)

    Kearney Sertoma (Past Officer & Director)
    AIM Central Nebraska Advisory Board (Director)
    Kearney Catholic Activities Association
    Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce (Past Director)
    Buffalo County Economic Development Council (Chair)
    Nebraska Diplomats
    Ducks Unlimited, Buffalo County Chapter

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MH Distinguished 2021
MH Client Champion 2021