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Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Omaha

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored criminal defense lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best criminal defense lawyers in Omaha, NE.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Adams & Sullivan, P.C., L.L.O.

Adams & Sullivan, P.C., L.L.O. has been a criminal defense legal practice in Papillion since 1951. The practice defends clients against charges of DUI and DWI, violent crimes, drug crimes, white collar cases, theft, juvenile crimes, and serious traffic violations. The full-service firm won the Sarpy County People's Choice Awards for Law Firm in 2015 and also handles insurance defense, family law, workers' compensation, real estate law, and business litigation.

Papillion, NE, 68046 (402) 339-9550


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Alan G. Stoler, P.C., L.L.O.

Alan G. Stoler, P.C., L.L.O. is an Omaha criminal defense practice with almost 60 years of combined experience. The two-person firm uses a collaborative approach in their defense work and represents clients facing state and federal charges of white collar crimes, drug crimes, DUI and DWI, and a range of other criminal charges. Clients also hire the practice for counsel on litigation and appeals. Attorney Alan Stoler is a former prosecutor and devotes 100% of his practice to litigation.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 346-1733


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Castrejon Law Office

Castrejon Law Office handles criminal cases in the Omaha area. The office represents clients in cases of DUI, OWI, domestic violence, assault and battery, theft, drug crimes, fraud, sexual assault, identity theft, and false use of a social security number. Attorney Dazmi H. Castrejon is a first-generation American and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the practice also focuses on immigration law.

Omaha, NE, 68107 (402) 502-4190


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David W. Tighe, P.C., L.L.O.

David W. Tighe, P.C., L.L.O. serves the Omaha area with criminal defense counsel. Clients engage the practice for defense of charges involving drug crimes, robbery, terrorist threats, misdemeanors, strangulation, driving on a suspended license, hit and run, weapons, DUI/OWI, juvenile cases, and prescription pain pill fraud. Other matters handled by the firm cover warrants, failure to appear, and probation violations.

Omaha, NE, 68114 (402) 981-6327


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Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC LLO

Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC LLO is an Omaha criminal defense firm. Clients hire the team to fight charges of DUI and DWI, robbery, assault, motor vehicle homicide, white collar crimes, ignition interlock violations, sex offenses, child abuse, murder, and obstruction. The office also handles jail release, bond reviews, illegal search, expungements, and criminal appeals and was listed in Best Lawyers for 2015. Other practice areas cover matters of mediation, civil law, and immigration law.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 884-7044


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Fabian & Thielen

Fabian & Thielen has been providing criminal defense counsel to Omaha residents for over 30 years. The practice's three principal attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience, are rated AV preeminent, and take cases involving DWI, domestic assault, drug crimes, theft, robbery, bank fraud, homicides, sexual assault, and other felony and misdemeanor charges. Other practice areas include probate, personal injury, and social security.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 733-7766


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Fitzpatrick Law office

The Fitzpatrick Law office has been providing criminal defense services in Omaha for over 10 years. Practice areas of the firm cover theft, sex crimes, juvenile law, homicide, assault, drug crimes, M.I.P., and pardons and motions to set aside convictions. Attorney Michael J. Fitzpatrick is a former chief D.U.I. prosecutor and public defender and also handles cases involving Chapter 7 bankruptcy, guardianships, family law, workers' compensation, and personal injury.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 346-9140


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Hooper Law

Hooper Law is a criminal defense law firm serving the Council Bluffs community. The practice represents clients facing charges of OWI and DUI, domestic abuse, drug possession, theft and robbery, assault and willful injury, identity theft, fraud, forgery, juvenile offenses, and sex crimes. Hooper Law also handles interstate drug stops. The office offers free consultations, and attorney Michael Donn Hooper represents clients in Pottawattamie County and the surrounding areas.

Council Bluffs, IA, 51503 (712) 256-5555


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Johnson & Pekny, LLC

Johnson & Pekny, LLC is an Omaha criminal defense law practice. The firm is known for individualized attention and affordable rates and represents clients facing charges of DUI, DWI, and OWI, theft, assault, juvenile offenses, drug charges, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Attorney Gerald D. Johnson majored in Criminal Justice Research at the University of Nebraska and received his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Johnson & Pekny also handles family law, civil litigation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 344-4450


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Meckna Law

Meckna Law Omaha is an Omaha criminal defense practice with almost 15 years of experience. The office handles all levels of DUI charges as well as ignition interlock laws and also takes cases involving murder, drug crimes, assault, and sex crimes. Attorney Michael Meckna was Deputy County Attorney in the Douglas County Attorney's Office and was named Omaha's most referred DUI attorney by Omaha Reader.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 933-7277


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Petersen Criminal Law

Petersen Criminal Law has been serving the Omaha area with criminal defense counsel since 1995. The practice has handled over 6,000 criminal cases and represents clients in cases involving federal crimes, drug charges, sex crimes, theft, and violent crimes. Attorney Tom Petersen is a member of the NACDL and was Nationally Ranked by the NAFDD as a Superior DUI attorney in 2013. Spanish-speaking clients are welcome, and clients have access to 24-hour jail release help.

Omaha, NE, 68154 (402) 281-3607


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Renee Mathias, Attorney at Law

Renee Mathias, Attorney at Law helps clients facing criminal charges in Omaha. Attorney Renee Mathias tried hundreds of cases as a felony prosecutor in Douglas County and today defends clients against charges of DUI, drug charges, assault, homicide, tribal assault, and federal offenses. Clients also hire the firm for sexual assault, offenses against children, and juvenile cases. Renee Mathias handles cases of family law and divorce as well.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 983-8253


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Robert M. Zuber, Attorney at Law & Associates

Robert M. Zuber, Attorney at Law & Associates brings over 25 years of legal experience to Omaha criminal defendants. Practice areas include assault, theft, criminal sexual conduct, drug and controlled substances, and DUI, DWI, OWI, and OUI. The firm also handles a range of other legal matters such as wills and trusts, divorce, name change, estate planning, family law, bankruptcy, and business law.

Omaha, NE, 68124 (402) 397-1161


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Schaefer Shapiro LLP

Schaefer Shapiro LLP is an English and Spanish-speaking criminal defense law firm serving the Omaha area. Clients hire the group for defense against a range of criminal charges, and the practice has a focus on criminal, as well as civil, litigation. Attorney James E. Schaefer has won Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha for DUI/DWI defense for three years, is a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, and received a Top 10 Ranking in 2014 from the NACDA.

Omaha, NE, 68102 (402) 341-0700


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Sodoro Daly Shomaker & Selde PC LLO

Sodoro Daly Shomaker & Selde PC LLO has been serving the Omaha area with criminal defense counsel for 60 years. The firm's practice areas include drug crimes, assault, battery, sex crimes, theft, DUI and DWI, and reckless driving. The practice also focuses on insurance defense litigation and handles a range of other cases involving appeals, workers' compensation, personal injury, estate planning, and medical malpractice defense.

Omaha, NE, 68106 (402) 397-6200


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Stockmann Law

Stockmann Law is an Omaha criminal defense firm with over 15 years of experience. The office focuses on drug charges and those who have had their rights violated by authorities such as for unconstitutional profiling and baseless drug searches. Practice areas include traffic stops, canine drug searches, interstate drug trafficking, interstate drug stops, and federal, Nebraska, and misdemeanor drug crimes. Attorney Daniel Stockmann was named a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and made the NACDA's Top Ten Ranking in 2015.

Omaha, NE, 68114 (855) 980-6961


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The Berry Law Firm

The Berry Law Firm has been an Omaha criminal defense firm since 1965. The practice has 100 years of combined experience and has handled thousands of cases for locals, military personnel, and out-of-state clients. Practice areas include drug crimes, DUI, murder, state and federal felonies, white collar cases, and veterans appeals. Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr. is a former president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, served as a military Captain in the JAGC, and received a Bronze Star for service in Vietnam.

Omaha, NE, 68504 (402) 817-6550


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The John Kohl Law Firm

The John Kohl Law Firm serves the Omaha area with criminal defense counsel and has 22 years of legal experience. Attorney John Kohl is a former prosecutor and County Attorney and has represented clients in thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. Clients can hire the firm for charges of DUI and DWI, sexual assault, child abuse, theft, robbery, drug crimes, vehicular manslaughter, white collar crime, and obstruction of justice.

Omaha, NE, 68114 (402) 498-4400


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