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8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3450Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 402-392-1250
Fax: 402-392-0816
E-Mail: attorneys@akclaw.com
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Established: 1944

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP (AK&C) has over 100 years of collective litigation experience. In addition to its extensive commercial litigation practice, the firm has represented some of the largest insurance companies in the United States. AK&C has also defended numerous self-insured clients and is approved by carriers having excess liability coverage for clients with self-insured retentions. Our attorneys have defended cases for the Transit Authority for the City of Omaha d/b/a Metro Area Transit for over 25 years in the areas of general insurance defense, worker's compensation defense and employment defense.

AK&C's professional liability practice provides highly-skilled defense litigation, consulting and risk management services to both corporations and individuals. The firm's professional liability attorneys possess a thorough understanding of medical issues, JCAHO standards and state and federal regulations. While AK&C has a specialty in healthcare, the firm also does significant work defending real estate brokers and agents on issues of errors and omissions, and advising and defending employers in employment practice liability matters.

AK&C has a reputation for professionalism, efficiency and commitment to its clients.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG Insurance CompanyAlegent Health
American Claims ServiceAmerican Claims Services, Inc.
Atlantic Casualty Insurance CompanyCatholic Health Initiatives
Chartis InsuranceContinental Western Group
Employers Mutual CompaniesFireman's Fund Insurance Company
First State Management Group, Inc.Hartford Life Group Insurance
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance CompanyInterstate Insurance Group
Medicus Insurance CompanyMitsui Sumitomo Marine Management (USA), Inc.
OneBeacon Insurance GroupPreferred Professional Insurance Company
Sedgwick CMSTravelers
Travelers Property Casualty Company of AmericaTravelers, Special Liability Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Baker's SupermarketsFuture Foam, Inc.
James Skinner CompanyKwik Shop
Methodist Women's HospitalNebraska Methodist Health System d/b/a Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Physicians Clinic
Premier Physician ServicesTenaska
Transit Authority for the City of Omaha d/b/a MetroThe Weitz Company, L.L.C.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Harvey B. Cooper
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:hcooper@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Wireless Communications
  • RICO
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1976
Additional Biographical Details:
Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association (Former Director); Project Harmony (Board Member, 2010-Present); Beth El Synagogue (Former Director); Jewish Federation of Omaha (Former Director); NITA Trial School (Graduate); 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers List; Society for Human Resource Management
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1969
  • Creighton University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1976
Military:
Captain, U.S. Air Force
Born:1947
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Timothy M. Kenny
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:tkenny@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Entities
  • Tort Litigation
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1978
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
Education:
  • Creighton University, J.D., 1973
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Jeffrey J. Blumel
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:jblumel@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Trial Practice
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1989
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1989
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State, Kentucky State and Omaha Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S.B.A., 1986
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 1989
Born:1963
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Robert M. Schartz
Omaha, NE
Telephone:402-392-1250
E-Mail:rschartz@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Defense Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Will/Trust Litigation
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1993
  • Iowa, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2011
Additional Biographical Details:
Assistant Public Defender, Douglas County (1993-1998)
Memberships:
  • American, Nebraska State, Iowa State and Omaha Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (Former State Liasion, Medical Liability Section)
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
Education:
  • University of Nebraska, B.S.B.A. (with honors), 1990
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1993
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Ryan M. Kunhart
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:rkunhart@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Municipal Law
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Defense Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Construction Defect
  • Medical Negligence
  • Civil Rights Defense
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2007
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2011
Honors:
Deans Scholar; Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society; Certificate in Litigation; CALI Excellence for the Future Award Trial Practice
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Of Counsel
Aaron D. Weiner
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:aweiner@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1989
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations
Education:
  • Colorado College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1986
  • University of Minnesota, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1989
Born:1964
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Associates
Nicole Seckman Jilek
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:njilek@akclaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Collections
  • Breach of Contract
  • Securities
  • Construction Defect
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Additional Biographical Details:
NITA Trial School (Graduate); Omaha Jaycees (Board Member & President, 2013-2015); Ten Outstanding Young Omahan Recipient (2013)
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations
  • Robert M. Spire Inns of Court (Board Member, 2010-present)
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. (with distinction), 2004
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2007
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Kelsey M. Weiler
Omaha, NE
E-Mail:kweiler@akclaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Collections
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Tort Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.A. (cum laude), 2012
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2015
Honors:
Deans Scholar; CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Property I, Health Law II, and Immigration Law
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