Nicholas R. Norton


Nic Norton maintains a broad general practice that focuses on various types of litigation throughout the state and federal courts of Nebraska, as well as general business matters for individuals and small businesses. Whether in a court room or a board room, Nic’s focus is on resolution of his clients’ problems in a practical and efficient manner.

In his litigation practice, Nic is regularly involved in lawsuits involving disputes between members or shareholders, contract disputes, real estate claims, defense of personal injury claims, trust and estate litigation, as well as numerous other disputes involving a variety of factual and legal scenarios. In his role as counselor to business, Nic routinely assists business owners with the multitude of issues that arise on a daily basis, whether negotiating contracts, drafting internal corporate documents, or addressing complicated employment law issues. In addition, Nic focuses on helping businesses balance their legal concerns with the realities of their business operations.

Nic has been named a Rising Star by the Great Plains Super Lawyers in each of the last five years (2016-2020) in the are of civil litigation, has received an “Excellent” rating on AVVO, and is actively involved with several legal organizations and in the Kearney community. In his spare time, Nic enjoys spending time with his family pursuing all things outdoors. He is also actively engaged in learning the ins and outs of blockchain, the digital economy and the multi-faceted world of cryptocurrencies, including the unique legal challenges they present.

Practice Areas

Business  |  Real Estate  |  Employment Litigation  |  Commercial Litigation  |  Trust/Estate Litigation

Civil Litigation  |   Insurance Defense

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2012
    Mississippi College, B.S. Business Administration, 2008

    Honors and Achievements:

    Nebraska Law Review – Research Editor
    Moot Court Board – Senior Member
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal Law

Professional Organizations
  • Admitted:
    Nebraska Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – Nebraska
    U.S. Court of Appeals - 8th Circuit

    Nebraska State Bar Association
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    Nebraska Young Lawyers Section
    Defense Research Institute
    Nebraska Defense Counsel Association - Board of Directors
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
    CHI Good Samaritan Foundation – Secretary/Board of Directors
    National Wild Turkey Federation – Fort Kearney Thundering Toms

    Faith Christian School – President/Board of Directors
    Kearney E-Free Church – LifeGroup Leadership Team
    Kearney Young Professionals Network

Legal Experience


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