Nick Halbur

Nicholas Halbur

Nicholas Halbur, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Phone/Fax: 402.934.0198 | 1.888.934.0198, ext. 117

General Practice including but not limited to:
Estate Planning | Probate | Elder Law | VA Benefits

Summary of Experience:

Attorney Nicholas Halbur is a 2006 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a 2003 graduate of Creighton University.  After law school, Nick spent several years as the supervising attorney for the Elder Law Practice Group of the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services at the University of St. Thomas, where he was responsible for representing clients, supervising student case work, classroom teaching, and caseload management.  The clinic’s focus was on the rights and legal issues confronting people in need of long term care.  The focus of Nick’s work at Thompson Law Office is on estate planning, probate, and elder law services.  Nick, along with his wife and daughter, moved back to Omaha in March of 2011.  Nick grew up in Carroll, Iowa and his wife, Joanna, is an Omaha native.

Admissions:

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Memberships:

  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member, Omaha Bar Association
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Treasurer of the Elder Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.

Authorship and Leadership:

Secretary and Treasurer for the Elder Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association
Public Advocacy for Vulnerable and Elderly Victims of Financial Exploitation
“Private Recovery Against Financial Exploiters” CLE, “Special Feature” at the 2008 Minnesota Elder Law Institute.
Member of the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project, a policy reform stakeholder group that works to improve public policy to protect vulnerable Minnesotans.
Assisted in drafting a private right of action for victims, Minn. Stat. § 626.557, Subd. 20.

Minnesota State Bar Association Elder Law Section
E-Newsletter article “You Can Use a MA Recipient’s Income for Pre-Eligibility Medical Expenses” June 30, 2009.
Lead efforts to promote public input and access to Minnesota’s Medicaid State Plan.
“Elder Facility Admissions Agreements: What are We Signing?”  Panelist at the 2010 Elder Law Institute session and author of materials on Responsible Party Agreements.

Law Review Article
“A Ticking Time Bomb?  University Data Privacy Policies and Attorney-Client Confidentiality in Law School Settings”, co-authored with Gregory C. Sisk, Orestes A. Brownson Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (forthcoming, Utah Law Review 2011).

Education:

  • Juris DoctorCum Laude, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of ArtsMagna Cum LaudeCreighton University, Omaha, NE

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“Without Ben, my wife and I would never have been able to launch our small business so easily! Ben provided top notch service at a very reasonable rate. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone in need of them.”

R.K.

Nicholas is reliable and detail-oriented. He is also a team player and strives to put his best foot forward as a lawyer and colleague. I enjoyed working with Nicholas and have called on him from time to time to assist in simulation exercises for law studens. Nicholas is a wonderful person and is friendly to those with whom he comes into contact.
NEKIMA LEVY-POUNDS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW AT UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

During my time with the Elder Law Clinic Nick mentored me and directed my daily activities as a Student Attorney admitted under the student practice rules in MN. I observed his zealous advocacy skills, meticulous organization, and attention to detail. His ability to creatively consider the full array of legal options available to clients impressed me and is something I strive for in my practice in CA.
JAMES LONG, ASSOCIATE AT HINES CARDER

Nick is a very strong leader who has a solid basis in the law and is grounded in his professional ethics.
ANDY PIEPER, ATTORNEY

As a fellow at the Interprofessional Center, Nick not only did an admirable job of teaching and advising students, but he also stepped up to fill in gaps for the program during sabbaticals. Nick stepped up and addressed complex ethics requirements during my sabbatical, and ended up co-authoring a law review article with Greg Sisk on the issue. When the professor for the elder law practice group was on sabbatical for an entire year, Nick stepped it up another notch and directed the Elder Law Practice Group. Nick became a leader in the elder law bar in a very short time. He won significant victories in state courts (guardianship and nursing home rights issues) and in administrative hearings (Medicaid law). He is truly an outstanding person, teacher, and advocate.
VIRGIL WIEBE CO-DIRECTOR, INTERPROFESSIONAL CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND LEGAL SERVICES AT UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

“Ben was a true professional when I needed legal advice on a personal matter. He gave me good, sound advice and definitely had my interests at heart.”
J.H.

Nick is a zealous advocate for justice. He works diligently to problem solve and protect the best interest of his clients. He also is an engaging educator with experience in providing law students with practical, hands-on legal training.
DR. ARTIKA TYNER, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW