Sections: Military Law

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The general purpose of the Section shall be the promotion of the objects of the Nebraska State Bar Association by improving the professional knowledge and skill of the members of the Association in the field designated by the name of the Section. To that end, the Section shall: (1) foster and maintain the honor, dignity and integrity of the legal profession in the specialized field of the Section; (2) promote and conduct activities leading to a better understanding of pertinent statutes, regulations and roles and functions in the field of the Section; (3) cultivate social and professional relationships among the Section’s members; and (4) provide for the dissemination of information related to the field of the Section.

Here are links to information for lawyers and military members.

  • Useful links (including Department of Veterans Affairs & American Bar Association resources)

William Lee Merritt
Bridgepoint Merchant Banking
816 P St. #200
Lincoln NE 68508
(402) 817-7904

Vice Chair:
James E. Gordon
Law and Mediation Offices of James E. Gordon
3311 Timberview Ct
Lincoln NE 68506
(402) 450-0983

Mark A. Ellis
Kutak Rock LLP - Omaha
The Omaha Building
1650 Farnam St.
Omaha NE 68102-2186
(402) 346-6000

Ryan P. Sullivan
Civil Clinical Law Program
172 Welpton Courtroom
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
(402) 472-3271

Executive Committee:
John S. Berry Jr., Lincoln
J. Robert Black, Bellevue
Suzanne D. Kaufman-McNamara, Omaha
Michael J. Koberlein, Lincoln
A. Jocelyn Ritchie, Lincoln
MAJ Jess B. Roberts, Fort Benning, GA
Matthew J. Ruane, Papillion
Alexander F. Straatman, Grand Island
Lawrence W. Stunkel, Papillion

Executive Council Liaison:
Jon S. Schroeder, Curtis

View the Bylaws (Amended October 2016)