Robert S. Keith, II


Chair of the firm’s government entity defense group, Robert Keith represents property owners and managers, political subdivisions and municipalities in a wide variety of cases and various Constitutional claims. He also represents transportation companies, veterinarians, large retail stores, restaurants and insurance companies in auto, product liability and premises liability actions. He has tried dozens of cases to jury and a large number to the bench. He has an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard.

Mr. Keith has given over 100 presentations to industry groups on topics varying from mold litigation, 1983 violations, trial tactics, case evaluation and management, as well as best practices. He is past-president of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association and has published several articles on pursuit liability, mold and current issues affecting the insurance defense practice.

Encouraged by his clients and colleagues, Mr. Keith has added mediation to his scope of practice.  He is often sought out for mediations because of his understandings not only of claim evaluation, but of the expense incurred and efficiency desired by both sides to a dispute.

Practice Areas

General Liability/Insurance Defense

  • Insurance defense
  • Environmental torts
  • Mold litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Civil practice
  • Product liability
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance fraud
  • Insurance litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Toxic torts


  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • University of Nebraska, B.S. Cum Laude
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. (with distinction)


Albert M. Engles


With more than 30 years of practice, Bert Engles brings a wealth of experience to all types of litigation, including insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation and products liability.

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Dan H. Ketcham


In his nearly 30 years experience, Dan Ketcham has litigated a wide array of civil and commercial cases, including complex cases of professional negligence, product liability and catastrophic injury.

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Stephen G. Olson, II


Having litigated or arbitrated in excess of 70 cases and mediated more than 300 cases, Steve Olson is a trusted and experienced insurance defense attorney with nearly 30 years of experience.

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Robert S. Keith


Litigation and mediation are Rob’s passions.  Trying cases to juries and resolving disputes as a mediator in civil rights, construction, employment, and a wide variety of negligence-based claims gives him a unique perspective for all clients he represents or parties he helps resolve disputes.

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Karen Bailey


A proven litigator, with extensive experience working both within insurance companies and as outside counsel, Karen (Weinhold) Bailey brings a unique perspective to her insurance defense practice.

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Jason A. Kidd


Senior partner in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice, Jason Kidd has extensive experience working with employers, insurers and third-party administrators to resolve issues in all aspects of Workers' Compensation in both Iowa and Nebraska.

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L. Tyler Laflin


Arguing cases before the Iowa and Nebraska Supreme Courts, Tyler Laflin is a leading Workers' Compensation attorney handling all aspects of litigation in the Midwest.

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Justin K. Burroughs


A valued member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation team, Justin Burroughs specializes in the Workers’ Compensation appeals and mediation.

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Garrett Lutovsky


With a practice focused primarily on Workers’ Compensation, Garrett Lutovsky provides aggressive defense for employers, insurers and third-party administrators.

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Kristina (Pfeifer) Kamler


Kristina Kamler practices insurance coverage and defense litigation across all lines – concentrating on construction defect, transportation, contract disputes, and Medicare/Medicaid.

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L. Paige (Purdy) Hall


Paige Hall is a member of the firm’s civil litigation group, with a diversified practice including insurance defense, restaurant and retail industry defense, products liability, insurance coverage and appellate work.   She is well-versed in assisting clients with litigated matters from pre-litigation evaluation through the appellate process.

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Caitlin R. Kilburg


Caitlin Kilburg has dedicated her entire legal career to defending employers and insurance companies against workers’ compensation claims. As such, Ms. Kilburg has extensive experience working with employers, insurers, third-party administrators, and professional employer organizations to resolve issues in all aspects of workers’ compensation in both Iowa and Nebraska.

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Kathryn R. Johnson


 For over a decade, Kathryn has been a leader in the Iowa workers’ compensation field. She began her career in workers’ compensation clerking for the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner and was awarded a scholarship from the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee. Since that time, she has represented clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and has successfully navigated all stages of litigation and appeal.

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