​Mr. Lannin specializes in insurance defense. His practice also includes general civil litigation, wills, real estate property tax foreclosures and treasurer’s deed issuance and small business formation.

With extensive jury trial experience in personal injury cases, Mr. Lannin has successfully defended more than fifty cases on behalf of corporations, insurance companies, and individuals in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Lannin regularly handles matters involving real estate tax sale certificates and related litigation. He is a frequently invited speaker on issues in real estate and trial practice matters. He has spoken in conferences by the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association and the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys on varying topics involving trial and real estate practice, jury selection, trial skills and foreclosure litigation.

Mr. Lannin has also had extensive appellate court practice, with more than twenty reported appellate decisions in the supreme courts of Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, as well as the Eighth and Tenth Circuit courts of appeals.

Mr. Lannin has been active in a number of non-profit endeavors which include serving a multi-year undertaking as moderator at his church in Omaha and in various capacities in his college fraternity at both the local and national level.

Admitted to practice in: State of Nebraska, United States District Court, District of Nebraska, States of Kansas, State of Missouri, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1988, Supreme Court of the United States, 1990, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1998

Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1984
Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, cum laude, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Robert Van Pelt Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nebraska State and Lincoln Bar Associations

Area(s) of Practice

General Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Real Estate Property Tax Foreclosures and Treasurer’s Deed Issuance

Special Distinctions

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012-Current; National Director, 2016-Current; Nebraska Chapter President, 2020-Current
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Defense Counsel of the Year, 2000; Board Member, Secretary of Treasure and President, 2006-2014
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Founders Medal, 2007; Volunteer of the Year, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Community Service

  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity, National Director, Chairman of the Board, 2013-Current
  • Countryside Community Church Moderator, Trustee and Deacon, 1997-2007

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