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Matthew S. Higgins

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Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone:
402-933-7600
402-557-0958
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Child Support

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D.
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
    • B.A./B.A.
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Orders, and Other Difficult Family Law Litigation Concerns, 2012 Annual Family Law Update
  • Temporary Orders Hearings in Dissolution Actions in Nebraska, 2011 Annual Family Law Update
  • Relocation of Children in Nebraska, The Nebraska Lawyer, May 2001
  • Relocation (Removal) Cases in Nebraska, NCLE, July 2000, 2000
  • Some Remarks on Epistemology, Creighton University Journal of Literature and the Arts, Fall 1993

Representative Cases

  • Farnsworth v. Farnsworth
  • Farnsworth v. Farnsworth (II)
  • State v. Cook
  • State v. Edwards
  • Sudik v. Schlautman v. Sudik
  • Anderson v. Anderson (1996)
  • Arnold v. Arnold (2001)
  • Hronek v. Brosnan, A-11-000897

Classes/Seminars

  • Case and Client Management: Wiretapping, Interruption of Mail, etc., NCLE, 2002
  • Gays in the Military; moderator, Creighton University of Law, Panel Discussion, 1993
  • Effective Preparation for Temporary Orders Hearings in Divorce Actions, NSBA Divorce Fundamental Seminar, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Strategic Air Command Elite Guard, United States Air Force, 1982 - 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Association, Family Law Division
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Division
  • USAF, 1982 - 1988
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Judicial Nominating Commission, 2001 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, General Judiciary Committee Member, 2000 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Judiciary Subcommittee for Bench Bar Conference, 2000
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Judiciary Subcommittee on Judicial Evaluation, 2001
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section Member, 1993 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section Faculty, 2001 - 2002
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice Chairman, 2002 - 2003
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chairman, 2003 - 2004
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Family Law Section, Co-Chairman, Planning Committee Yearly Family Law Seminar, 2003
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chairman, Planning Committee Yearly Family Law Seminar, 2004
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Divorce Fundamentals Half Day Program Faculty, 2001
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Nebraska Legal Services: Volunteer Attorney, 2001 - 2002
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney Referral Program, 2003 - Present
  • AAJ Volunteer Attorney
  • Local and Regional Trial Competition Judge
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Committee Member
  • American Bar Association, Committee Member Congressional Relations Section
  • American Bar Association, Committee Member Reproductive & Genetic Technologies
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Member, 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Creighton University, Research Assistant/Law Clerk to R. Collin Mangrum, Professor