Justin R. Herrmann


Justin Herrmann’s practice is focused on representing clients primarily in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning and probate, criminal defense, employment law, business, and real estate. However, 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, particularly in the areas of criminal defense, employment law and estate planning. 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 and probate administration.

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’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 real estate practice consists of both real estate transactional work, where he regularly represents clients who are selling or buying residential or commercial properties, and real estate litigation.


Practice Areas

Business  |  Criminal  |  Employment  |  Litigation  |  Real Estate  |  Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning  |  Probate  |  Planning, Zoning and Land Use  |  Probate Litigation  |  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
Professional Organizations
  • Admitted:
    Nebraska Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – Nebraska

    Nebraska State Bar Association
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
    Buffalo County Defense Association
    Nebraska State Bar Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
    Nebraska State Bar Business Section

    Nebraska Young Lawyers Section
    American Bar Association
    Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
    Nebraska School Mock Trial Project (Regional Coordinator)
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
    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
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