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I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the 3rd of six children. We grew up in the meat packing district of South Omaha. I graduated from Omaha Central High School 1985.
My wife, Kathy, and I are raising 3 children. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time escorting children to sporting events while trying to sneak in a long bicycle ride on the weekends.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Bankruptcy Law
- 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Nebraska, 1992
- U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2010
- U.S. Tax Court
When planning a new blog or evaluating your current blog, measurable goals help you determine if your site is successful. The LexBlog philosophy of blogging skews away from content marketing and toward connection and reputation building. Who you connect with, be it a colleague or client, should be your desired outcome.
Your goals should be…
Imagine you’re an estate planning lawyer in Des Moines looking to grow your practice.
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When people ask me what they should do to get started on blogging, I rarely talk technology or even blogging. While those are important elements of blogging, they are next steps. Things you do after you decide you want to blog and have found your tribe and your voice.
Ask yourself this when you decide…
To create a successful blog, you will need to listen to your audience and online influencers. These resources will help you understand why listening is important and to find the tools that can help you.
As LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe explains:
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Focusing your blog around niche topics will increase your readership and search engine performance. If your blog covers too many topics, it becomes harder for people to find related content on your site and for search engines to understand what your site is about. Here are some ways to narrow the focus of your site.…
Both new and experienced bloggers need ideas for fresh content. This article lists ideas for generating new posts: comment on recent news, repurposing your content, conferences and meetups, personal and evergreen content, and other prompts.
Respond to current news through your blog. Don’t include a detailed recap of the news. Instead, link to the original…
This is the format of an ideal blog post. The most important part of writing an ideal blog post is to, you know, actually write it. Your thoughts are brilliant, I’m sure, but when you keep them within your head you miss out on the discussions that your ideas could generate, that could subsequently help…
However long it takes to say what you have to say. No more. No less.
Everywhere I talk these days I am asked what’s the proper length for a law blog post. I give this answer everytime.
I fear the question arises out of a lot misinformation on law blogging flying around.
This afternoon I…
With a little commentary from me, here they are:
Create a name that indicates your blog focus. I’ve always told lawyers to think of hornbooks. Trelease on Water Law. Prosser on Torts. There was…