Christopher E. Hoyme: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Christopher E. Hoyme

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Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 391-1991

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management and Employee Training
  • Wage and Hour
  • Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security
Contact InfoTelephone: (402) 391-1991
Fax: (402) 391-7363
University St. Olaf College, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Admitted1984, Mississippi; 1989, Nebraska; 2010, South Dakota and Iowa; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

Bar & Professional Association Memberships

American Bar Association


Iowa State Bar Association

Mississippi State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska Trucking Association

South Dakota Retailers Association

South Dakota State Bar


Christopher E. Hoyme is a Shareholder in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Hoyme's accomplishments in employment law were recently recognized by his listing as 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment for the Omaha metropolitan area by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Mr. Hoyme represents management nationwide in all facets of employment litigation. He has successfully defended employers across the country in over 40 federal and state courts, as well as before numerous federal and state administrative agencies across the country.

Mr. Hoyme looks for practical solutions for clients facing litigation. He believes in a proactive, preventive approach to dealing with employment issues so that clients are placed in the best possible position to avoid lawsuits before they are filed. However, once a client is faced with defending a lawsuit, Mr. Hoyme's approach is to respond quickly and aggressively, making him a formidable opponent in the courtroom.

Mr. Hoyme received an “AV Preeminant” top rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and is listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers. He is also named as a Great Plains Super Lawyer and in Super Lawyers Business Edition.

Among his other affiliations, Mr. Hoyme is a member of the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Sections, the Defense Research Institute and the Omaha Bar Association and serves as employment counsel for Legal Aid of Nebraska. Mr. Hoyme is also employment counsel for the South Dakota Retailers Association, which has more than 4,000 members.

Mr. Hoyme is admitted to practice law in the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Mississippi. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Nebraska, Indiana, Mississippi, and Colorado and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Hoyme received his B.A., cum laude, in 1981, from St. Olaf College. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1984 from the University of Mississippi.

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Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•AV top rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
•Chambers USA Client's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Great Plains Super Lawyers
•Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

Published Works


“Employers Must Prove Physical Presence in Workplace is Essential Function, Sixth Circuit Rules” South Dakota Municipalities (July 2014)[Author]

“Labor FAQ” SDRA Retail Prophet (June 2014) [Author]

“Nebraska Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets,” (February 27, 2014) [Author]

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Objects to Sale of Company Assets Based on Potential Breach of Privacy Policy (June 3, 2014) [Author]

“Police Officer's Facebook Rants Not Protected Speech under the First Amendment Federal Court Rules” South Dakota Municipalities (April 2014) [Author]

“City Employee Properly Alleged Forth Amendment Violation for Unreasonable Search and Seizure by Ordering Drug Test Based on Personal Animosity” South Dakota Municipalities (February 2014) [Author]

NLRB General Counsel on Social Media The Midwest Employer (Spring 2012) [Author]

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Narrowing Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Cases (June 28, 2011) [Author]

8th Circuit 'Discrimination Exception' Takes a Hit Employment Law 360 (July 2011) [Author]

NLRB ruling requires posting of employee rights SDRA Retail Prophet (September 2011) [Author]

New posting requirement delayed to January 31, 2012 SDRA Retail Prophet (October 2011) [Author]

EEOC Releases New ADA Regulations, Implementing 2008 ADA Amendments Act SDRA Retail Prophet (May 2011) [Author]

How The Health Care Reform Law Impacts Employers SDRA Retail Prophet (May 2010) [Author]

Twittering employees: Issues facing employers in a web-based world SDRA Retail Prophet (July 2010) [Author]

The Road to Labor Law Compliance Worker Misclassification Pt 1 SDRA Retail Prophet (August 2010) [Author]

The Employee Free Choice Act Nebraska Trucker (Feb 2009) [Author]

Using Transitional Duty to Lower Your Costs Nebraska Trucker (December 2008) [Author]

E-Storing Personnel Records: Is It An Option? Nebraska Trucker (July 2008) [Author]

Proactive Steps to Avoid Employment Litigation IEC Insights (July 2008) [Author]

Avoiding Wage & Hour Errors - Don't Be the Next Statistic Nebraska Trucker (May 2008) [Author]

Employer's Top Ten List: Avoiding Retaliation Claims Nebraska Methodist Health System, Leadership from the (April 2008) [Author] (Also at Rapid City, South Dakota Office)


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Christopher E. Hoyme

10050 Regency Circle, Suite 400
OmahaNE 68114


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