Justin Herrmann’s practice is focused on representing clients primarily in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning and probate, business, real estate, employment law and criminal defense. He also has experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including real estate disputes, contract disputes, probate litigation, employment litigation, personal injury claims, wrongful death claims and more. Although the majority of his work resides in Buffalo County, Justin has represented many clients across Greater Nebraska in all types of matters. Justin’s overlapping experience and client-centered practice have made him a sought-after representative across Buffalo County and Greater Nebraska.
Justin’s estate planning and probate practice involves helping individuals and families with services that include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, living wills, federal estate tax planning and determinations, Nebraska inheritance tax planning and determinations, special needs trust planning, probate administration and trust administration. Justin is dedicated to providing his estate planning and probate clients with excellent legal counsel and work product in a cost-effective manner.
Justin’s general business practice involves business planning, entity creation and corporate work for a number of business, retail and manufacturing clients in the Kearney area and across Greater Nebraska. Justin serves and counsels his business clients in a multitude of areas including general corporate work, succession planning, contract drafting, employment issues, business and asset sales, acquisitions, buy sell agreements and in a number of other matters related to business planning and business operations.
Justin’s real estate practice consists of both real estate transactional work and real estate litigation. His transactional real estate practice consists of representing clients who are buying, selling or otherwise transferring or acquiring residential, commercial and agricultural properties, or other interests in real estate, and drafting and negotiating residential, commercial and agricultural leases. He also practices in the area of zoning, land development and tax increment financing (TIF) law. His real estate litigation practice involves regularly representing clients in quiet title actions, disclosure law litigation and real estate contract disputes.
Justin’s employment law practice consists of regularly representing both employers and employees in connection with a number of employment issues, ranging from discrimination claims, to wrongful termination claims, to matters arising under the numerous other federal and state laws that may affect the employment relationship. He regularly advises his employer clients on a broad range of employment issues with the goal of minimizing employment claims and/or strengthening the defense of any such claims that might be made against an employer. Similarly, and with the same goal in mind, Justin frequently assists employers with the preparation of personnel policies and employee handbooks, as well as employment agreements, including non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality/non-disclosure, and severance agreements. Should the need arise, Justin is fully prepared to litigate employment claims on behalf of either employers or employees in either the court system or applicable administrative agencies.
Justin’s criminal defense practice consists of regularly representing clients in all types of criminal matters, including both misdemeanor and felony offenses. He has experience in the defense of many major felonies including sex offenses, drug possession and distribution, and theft-related offenses, including robbery and burglary.
Justin is a Kearney native with strong ties to the Kearney community. He currently serves a director and as vice president for the World Theatre. He previously served as a director and past-president of Residential Assistance to Families in Transition (RAFT) and is a former director of Kearney CLASS Act. He is a graduate of the Leadership Kearney Class #19.
Business | Criminal | Employment | Litigation | Real Estate | Probate Litigation
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning | Probate | Planning, Zoning and Land Use | Personal Injury
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
- University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2005 with distinction
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. Business Administration, 2002, with highest distinction
Nebraska Supreme Court
U.S. District Court – Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association
Business Law Section
Labor Relations & Employment Section
Real Estate Probate & Trust Law Section
Buffalo County Bar Association
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Buffalo County Defense Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section
American Bar Association
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Nebraska School Mock Trial Project (Regional Coordinator)
World Theatre Board - Vice President
Kiwanis Club Member
Residential Assistance to Families in Transition (RAFT) (President)
Kearney Young Professionals Network
Leadership Kearney Class #19
Kearney CLASS Act Board Member
- State of Nebraska v. Dawson W. Trampe (Criminal Law) Nebraska Court of Appeals, July 23, 2019
- Hanshaw v. Earls (Harassment) Nebraska Court of Appeals, April 2015
- Kelliher v. Soundy (Real Estate) Nebraska Supreme Court, August 2014
- DMK Biodiesel, L.L.C. v McCoy (Corporate Dispute Biofuels) Supreme Court of Nebraska, May 24, 2013.
- Sea-Hubbert, L.L.C. ex rel Boston v. Hubbert (Corporate Litigation between Members) April 30, 2013.
- KAAPA Ethanol, L.L.C. v. Board of Supervisors of Kearney County (Property Tax Disputes - Biofuels) (with co-counsel, Bill Peters) Supreme Court of Nebraska, 2012 and January 25, 2013.
- Nordhues v. Maulsby (Farm and UCC Litigation) March 20, 2012.
- State v. Buckley (Criminal Litigation) April 19, 2011.
- Schauer v. Grooms (Municipal Law and Annexation) August 06, 2010.
- Graham v. Dietz (Corporate Litigation among Professional Members) April 20, 2010.
- Kuhn v. Wells Fargo Bank of Nebraska, N.A. (Contract/Commercial Lease Litigation) August 28, 2009.
- Johnson v. City of Kearney (Challenge of Special Assessment) April 03, 2009.
- Van Ert v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. (Insurance Coverage and Contract Litigation) December 12, 2008
- JCB Enterprises, Inc. v. Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (Liquor License Issue) Supreme Court of Nebraska, May 30, 2008.