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200 The Omaha Club, 2002 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Established: 1999

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Negligence
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Product Liability
  • Corporate Law
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Business Planning
  • Insurance Policy Interpretation
  • Law Enforcement Agency Representation

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About Us

Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes, LLC, is a general practice civil litigation law firm dedicated to providing our clients with reliable legal advice and aggressive trial advocacy. We offer our clients a broad range of legal experience and expertise in virtually all areas of civil law by combining traditional hard work with coordinated efforts across the firm's various specialization groups to serve our clients in an efficient, prompt and economical manner throughout the State and Federal Courts of Nebraska and Iowa.

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Additional Locations

  • Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 421 West Broadway, #401
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
    • Telephone: 712-256-5566

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Carrier Corporation
  • Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
  • J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Thomas M. Locher

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1978
  • Iowa, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.A., 1974
  • Creighton University, J.D., 1978

Born: 1952


Donald J. Pavelka, Jr.

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1984
  • Iowa, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2000
Education:
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.A., 1980
  • Creighton University, J.D., 1984

Born: 1957


Kevin J. Dostal

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1984
Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1985
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S.B.A., 1981
  • Creighton University, J.D., 1984

Born: 1959


Thomas M. Braddy

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1994
  • Iowa, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2002
Education:
  • Coe College, B.A., 1991
  • Creighton University, J.D. (cum laude), 1994

Born: 1969


Matthew D. Hammes

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1998
  • Iowa, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 2002
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1994
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D. (with distinction), 1998

Born: 1971


Gregory L. Galles

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Iowa, 1998
  • Nebraska, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1999
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Iowa, J.D., 1998

Born: 1971


Douglas W. Krenzer

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1996
  • Iowa, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1996
Education:
  • Colorado College, B.A., 1993
  • University of Nebraska, J.D., 1996

Born: 1971


Matthew E. Eck

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 2001
  • Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 2005
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.S.B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Creighton University, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

Born: 1977


Joel E. Feistner

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1998
Education:
  • Colorado College, B.A., 1994
  • University of Nebraska, J.D., 1998

Born: 1972


Amy M. Locher

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Iowa, 2011
  • Nebraska, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2012
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.S., 2007
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2011

Born: 1985


Cristina Fackler

Omaha, NE

Admitted
  • Iowa, 2017
  • Nebraska, 2018
Education:
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 2017

Born: 1984

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