Hon. William M. Connolly (Retired)


The Hon. William M. Connolly is a retired Nebraska Supreme Court Judge who joined Erickson | Sederstrom with a practice focused on Mediation and Arbitration. With over 22 years on the bench and authoring over 800 opinions along with participating in over 4,000 appellate decisions, Judge Connolly is uniquely qualified.  Judge Connolly is adept and experienced in handling business disputes, employment matter disputes, trust and estate disputes, product liability disputes and domestic relations disputes.  As an experienced trial attorney with 29 years of experience, Judge Connolly represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He tried more than 75 jury trials to conclusion and hundreds of bench trials. Because of his experience and expertise, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1988. He is an Active Panelist of the American Arbitration Association and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Practice Areas

Mediation & Arbitration


Creighton University Law School 1963
Undergraduate, Creighton University J.D.

Admitted To

United States District Court of Nebraska

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers
Active Panelist – American Arbitration Association

Additional Information

Associate Justice, State of Nebraska Supreme Court, 1994 – 2016
Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals, State of Nebraska, 1992 – 1994
Attorney, Conway, Connolly & Pauley, P.C., 1973 – 1992
Deputy County Attorney and County Attorney, Adams County, Nebraska, 1964 – 1973


Office Location

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