• Multi-Party Litigation Specialist
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Practices in Nebraska and Colorado




  
Jerald L. Rauterkus
Attorney at Law
Jerry is a senior member of the Erickson | Sederstrom litigation department.  He is a 1985 graduate from Creighton Law School; while at Creighton, Jerry was also a member of the Law Review.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Nebraska; additionally, he is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado.  Jerry’s practice area includes multi-party litigation for nonprofits, product liability, transportation litigation, and workers’ compensation.  He is on the Board of Directors  of Erickson | Sederstrom.  Additionally, Jerry is on the Board of Directors The Harmonie Group.  The Harmonie Group is a network of independent law firms specializing in defense of businesses, self-insureds, and representing the insurance industry.  The Harmonie Group includes 73 United States firms and several international member firms.  Prior to attending law school, Jerry taught at the secondary level and while doing so received his master degree in educational administration.  Outside of his practice of law, Jerry is very involved in his local community serving on the board of the Linden Estates Development Subdivision, serving as president of the Parish Council, St. Vincent DePaul Parish and currently serves as president of the Booster Club of Mount Michael Benedictine High School.

Additional Information
While attending Creighton University, Jerry was a member of the Law Review and Client Counseling Board.

Practice Areas of Expertise
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Office Location
Regency Westpointe
10330 Regency Parkway Drive Suite 100
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3761
(402) 397-2200

 



Education
B.A. University of Northern Iowa, M.A. University of Nebraska, J.D. Creighton University School of Law 1985

Member Of
Erickson | Sederstrom Board of Directors & Litigation Group Chair, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, Firm representative to THE HARMONIE GROUP, Board of Directors, The HARMONIE GROUP Member of Defense Research Institute

Civic Information
President/member of St. Vincent de Paul School Board Rules Committee, Parish Council of St. Vincent de Paul, JCC volunteer basketball coach, YMCA volunteer basketball coach, volunteer coordinator for the Omaha Classic Golf Tournament, Coordinator for the firm's Christmas Adopt a Family program, St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Giving Program/St. Lawrence Guild, Mount Michael Benedictine High School - Booster Club Board of Directors

Admitted To
Nebraska, Colorado, US. District Court (Nebraska and Colorado)


   



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