Trials & Appeals

Mattson Ricketts attorneys are experienced in handling virtually every type of civil litigation (a few of which are highlighted here). We routinely appear before federal and state judges and juries, administrative judges, and arbitrators in various forums.

We place a premium on efficient, forceful resolution of disputes by whatever legal means are available before trial. Where appropriate, we regularly use alternative dispute resolution tactics, such as mediation, to achieve a faster and less expensive solution.

While we do not promote unnecessary litigation, if it is necessary to proceed to trial or on appeal, we are committed to providing clients with the best possible presentation of their case.

Appellate Practice

Mattson Ricketts experienced litigators typically handle numerous appeals per year before the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as the various federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Whether or not we represented you at the trial level, we are always happy to review your case and discuss with you the strategies and likelihood of success on appeal.

Our location in Lincoln makes us ideally suited to partner with attorneys outside the Capital City to prepare and argue appeals before the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Mattson Ricketts attorneys are experienced with a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation, and our firm is well equipped with the technology and staffing necessary to handle a case of any size. Call us to consult about pursuing your claims or defending claims asserted against you.

Construction Defects

Our attorneys have experience in representing homeowners who have been the victim of poor craftsmanship or faulty materials. We can help you, as a homeowner, recover compensation for construction defects in your new or remodeled home or addition.

Our experience also affords Mattson Ricketts a unique perspective and more complete understanding of the construction process that is valuable in representing home builders in the same types of disputes.

Family Law & Adoption

Family law is one of the most difficult and emotional areas of the law, which requires strong but sensitive counsel. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal proceedings surrounding your marital dissolution (divorce), paternity, child custody and support, visitation, or modification of existing custody and support orders. We also handle adoptions with a unique perspective, as several of our attorneys are adoptive parents themselves.

Insurance Bad Faith

Many people expect that by paying insurance premiums, they are purchasing peace of mind and protection against the stress, hassles, and financial ruin that can accompany unexpected events. But as the insurance industry has evolved, often an increased focus on profits comes at the expense of the insurer’s own policyholders.

Mattson Ricketts can help ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the policy benefits you paid for, whether that policy is an auto, homeowner’s, umbrella, professional liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers, or some other type of coverage.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Mattson Ricketts attorneys have represented numerous clients seeking compensation for a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those resulting from car accidents and unsafe buildings and property conditions. We can help you investigate and evaluate your case, prove your injuries, and negotiate a reasonable settlement or take your case to trial for a jury to decide.

Professional Liability

Professional liability claims require an attorney who is familiar with both the law and the underlying standards governing the profession at issue. Mattson Ricketts attorneys are experienced in representing plaintiffs who have received subpar treatment by an attorney, physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider. We can help you investigate and evaluate your claim, prove your injuries, and negotiate a reasonable settlement or take your case to trial for a jury to decide.

Professional Licensing & Discipline

Our attorneys represent health care and other professionals with respect to any issues that arise while they are obtaining a license, undergoing an investigation, or confronting a disciplinary action. We help you effectively present your case in a professional manner and work hard to minimize any unfair impact to your career.

We have handled cases before state health departments as well as the National Practitioner Data Bank (representation before the NPDB is nationwide). Our services may be appropriate for doctors, attorneys, accountants, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, and many more.

State & Federal Constitutional Law

Constitutional rights are the very foundations of American law and society. Mattson Ricketts is well versed in the various rights secured by the federal and state constitutions, and has prosecuted claims based on equal protection, due process, and election-related provisions. We can help ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent.