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Colin Bernard has been with McGill since 2013. He provides litigation support and consultation regarding a diverse range of commercial and employment-related disputes as well as creditors’ rights matters. Colin has experience with complex commercial and civil litigation cases in arbitration, mediation and the courtroom. His industry experience includes real estate, manufacturing, financial institutions, healthcare, 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 in the top 10% of his class and earning the highest grade of his peers in Employment Law, Professional Regulation, Secured Transactions, and Constitutional Economic Rights. He was also the recipient of several scholarships. While attending law school he was Vice President of his law school class, President of the University of South Dakota Black Law Students Association and the Vice President of the Client Counseling and Negotiations Board. He also served for a year as a research assistant for one of his business law professors. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for Nebraska’s Fourth Judicial District.

Colin is an active member of the Omaha community; he is a pro bono attorney for Omaha by Design and is active with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and his local neighborhood association. He serves on the Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties Board of Directors. Colin is a member of the 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.


  • University of South Dakota, J.D., Top 10% (2009)
  • Grinnell, B.A. (2004)


  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
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