Thomas J. Guilfoyle

     

Thomas J. Guilfoyle has been practicing law for over 40 years. Mr. Guilfoyle did his undergraduate work and obtained a JD from Creighton University in 1965. He is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado and the State of Nebraska. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the District of Nebraska, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Guilfoyle is a member of the Omaha and Nebraska Bar Associations. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers from 1986 through 1999 and is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section and the Litigation Section.

For approximately 35 years, Mr. Guilfoyle‘s practice has primarily involved the defense of professionals, including architects, engineers and accountants. He is employed as panel counsel by a number of insurance companies that defend professionals.

Mr. Guilfoyle has represented a number of architectural and engineering firms throughout Nebraska and in the State of South Dakota and Iowa. He has been involved in a number of cases that established new law benefiting design professionals in the State of Nebraska. In Wiekhorst Bros v. Ludewig, et al, 247 Neb. 547, 529 N.W.2d 33 (1995), the Nebraska Supreme Court decided for the first time that design professionals have a privilege to recommend termination of contractors and cannot be sued if they act in good faith. In John Day Co. v. Alvine, 1 Neb. App. 954, 510 N.W.2d 462, 466 (1993), the Court of Appeals ruled that the owner could not directly sue a mechanical engineering subcontractor who does not have privity with the owner. In Gering-Ft. Laramie Irr. Dist. v. Baker, 259 Neb. 840, 612 N.W.2d 897 (2000), the Supreme Court determined that the mere knowledge of or discovery of a problem triggers the statute of limitations and constitutes discovery under Nebraska law even though the plaintiff does not know the nature or extent of the problem and does not know it has a cause of action.

 

Practice Areas

Appeals
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Litigation
Real Estate Law

Education

J.D. Creighton University Law School 1965
Undergraduate, Creighton University

Admitted To

Nebraska
Colorado
Federal District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Supreme Court

Additional Information

Mr. Guilfoyle is a Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow


Office Location

Regency Westpointe
10330 Regency Parkway Drive Suite 100
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3761
(402) 397-2200
(800) 279-3756