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For over twenty-five years, Sam King has focused his practice on assisting clients in the resolution of commercial disputes or debt-related issues through settlement or, if necessary, litigation.  Through these years of experience, Sam has become especially adept at quickly understanding facts, legal issues and disputes presented to him by clients, and developing successful strategies to efficiently and effectively obtain the relief which they seek. 

Sam is particularly skilled in representing various parties in business bankruptcy proceedings.  He has had extensive experience and training in this field including his service as a Judicial Clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska, and then for six years as an attorney for the U.S. Trustee’s Office where he supervised bankruptcy trustees and cases, and assisted in the formulation and monitoring of Ch. 11 unsecured creditor committees.  This experience has allowed Sam to successfully represent various parties in bankruptcy proceedings including banks, landlords, tenants, vendors, software businesses, bankruptcy trustees, and Ch. 11 Debtors.

Sam also has extensive training and experience in commercial litigation.  He has litigated civil cases in state and federal courts, before judges and juries, and has extensive experience in the litigation of disputes in arbitration. He also has participated in litigation training programs including a trial advocacy course conducted by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Creighton University, Sam attended Creighton University’s School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.  In addition to the experience referenced above, Sam also served as Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court where he was able to significantly develop his legal research and writing skills.  In 2010, Sam joined the McGill law firm as a shareholder where he has dedicated his practice to providing high-quality legal services to clients in the area of creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy. 

Sam is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the Omaha Bar Association. He has served as the President and Vice Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee.  He also has served the Omaha community in many different capacities including as a  member and president of an elementary school board.  Sam has earned the AV Preeminent designation in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings.


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. (1989)
  • Creighton University, B.A. (1986)


  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Bankruptcy
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