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Colin Bernard is a shareholder who has been with the firm since 2013. Colin’s practice focuses on employment law, general commercial litigation and creditor’s rights. Colin’s employment law practice sees him advising employers on company-wide policies and practices that help protect them from liability while fostering a healthy and positive work environment for their employees. Additionally, when litigation is necessary, Colin defends employers before state administrative bodies and in state and federal courtrooms.  Colin also has experience with complex commercial and civil litigation cases in arbitration, mediation and the courtroom. His industry experience includes healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, financial institutions, and professional service firms. He has an extremely positive attitude and is always ready and willing to assist a client in any way.

Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Grinnell College in 2004. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota in May 2009, graduating as a Sterling Scholar (top 10%) and earning the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Employment Law, Professional Regulation, Secured Transactions, and Constitutional Economic Rights. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for Nebraska’s Fourth Judicial District.

Colin is an active member of the Omaha community, serving as a volunteer lawyer with Amplify Arts and involving himself with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and his local neighborhood association. He serves on the Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties Board of Directors and the Heartland Bikeshare Board of Directors. Colin is a member of the 2019 Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy class, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association and Robert M. Spire Inn of Court. Colin and his wife are avid travelers, enjoy the arts and spending time with their two children. You will regularly find Colin riding his bike from his Dundee home to McGill’s office.

Education

  • University of South Dakota, J.D., Sterling Scholar (2009)
  • Grinnell, B.A. (2004)

Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
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