Michael T. Gibbons

Michael T. Gibbons


Woodke & Gibbons, P.C., L.L.O.

Recognized since 2018

Omaha, Nebraska

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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MICHAEL T. GIBBONS

Education

J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Cum Laude

B.A., Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1994, Magna Cum Laude

Admitted to Practice

State of Nebraska

State of Iowa

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

United States District Court District of Nebraska

United States District Court District of Northern Iowa

Experience

May, 1999 – Present – Shareholder & Director, Woodke & Gibbons, P.C.

2000–2002, Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing, Creighton University School of Law

1997 – May, 1999, Associate Attorney – Gross & Welch, P.C. 800 Commercial Federal Tower, Omaha, Nebraska 68124

1995 – 1997, Law Clerk – Gross & Welch, P.C., 800 Commercial Federal Tower, Omaha, Nebraska 68124

1989 – 1995, Managing Partner – Gibbons Bail Bonds: Controlled the daily operations of Southwest Iowa’s largest bail bond company and assisted in the management of offices throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2016-Present

Member, American Bar Association, 1997–Present

Member, Nebraska State Bar Association, 1997–Present

Member, Iowa State Bar Association, 1997–Present

Member, Omaha Bar Association, 1997–Present

Member, Defense Counsel of Nebraska 1997–Present

Member, Defense Research Institute, 1997-2015

Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys 1999–Present

Member, Iowa Association of Trial Attorneys 2005–Present

Member, Southwest Iowa Bar Association

Member, Pottawattamie County Bar Association

Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association

Member, Nebraska Claims Association of Omaha

Honors

Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society

Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity

Community Service

C.W. Youth Resource Center; President

Tommy Craft Memorial Fund; Vice President of Board

S.A.V.E. Program, Board Member

Invited Lecturer

Iowa & Nebraska Principles of Joint & Several Liability presented at Auto Owners Iowa Nebraska Annual Claims Meeting 2012 & Cincinnati Insurance Company Regional Claims Meeting 2012

"Premises liability in Iowa and Nebraska" presented at Auto Owners Iowa Nebraska Annual Claims Meeting, 2007.

"Nebraska Fair Claims and Settlement Practices Act". Presented at seminars sponsored by Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and Cincinnati Insurance Company in 2007.

"Overview of Nebraska Law" presented at seminars sponsored by various Insurance Clients 1999–Present.

"Selected Topics on Nebraska County Courts" presented at a seminar sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance Company of Nebraska in March, 1998.

Personal Background

Mike grew up in Iowa and attended Creighton University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree Magna Cum Laude. He attended Creighton University School of Law and graduated in 1997, Cum Laude. Mike is married to his wife, Meghan and they have four children. He is actively involved with several charitable organizations dedicated to creating opportunities for at-risk youth by providing them with mentoring, tutoring and athletic endeavors. He has served as board president of C.W. Youth Resource Center since 2009. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and boating. His favorite activity is spending time with his family and friends.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Historic Inns Of Court
    619 North 90th Street
    Omaha, NE 68114

Education

  • Creighton University , JD; Cum Laude, graduated 1997
  • Creighton University, BA; Magna Cum Laude, graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1997
  • Iowa, 1997

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Omaha (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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