Joseph S. Dreesen: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Joseph S. Dreesen

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

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Practice Areas

  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
Contact InfoTelephone: (402) 391-1991
Fax: (402) 391-7363
University University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., with distinction, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Admitted1980, Minnesota; 1983, Nebraska; 2005, South Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 2012, Iowa; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Eighth, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar
South Dakota Labor and Employment Law Committee


Joe Dreesen is a Shareholder in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis P.C. The firm has a nationwide practice, representing management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. Mr. Dreesen's practice includes National Labor Relations Board proceedings; collective bargaining; arbitrations; employment discrimination; workplace safety & health; wage and hour; public-sector labor relations and employment law; and general counseling in all aspects of workplace law. Mr. Dreesen is a frequent lecturer to employer associations and business groups, and has published numerous articles on various labor and employment law matters.

Joseph S. Dreesen

Mr. Dreesen's practical and even-handed approach to the practice of law has made him a national presence in the representation of management. Joe has had numerous articles printed in the Industrial Electrical Contractors In-Sight magazine as well as the Milling Journal. Mr. Dreesen has presented many speeches during his career. Some of the groups that he has addressed are the South Dakota Society of Human Resource Managers, the National Grain and Feed Association, the Omaha HRAM.

Mr. Dreesen attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Phi Beta Kappa, (B.A. with distinction, 1977) and the University of Minnesota (J.D., cum laude, 1980). He was admitted to the bar in 1980. Joe is also admitted to practice in the courts of the State of Minnesota; the State of Nebraska; the State of South Dakota; the State of Iowa; the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Nebraska and Minnesota; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Eighth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits. He is a member of the American, Omaha, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections in Nebraska and Minnesota. Mr. Dreesen has been certified in Minnesota as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist.

Published Works


Is Employment-At-Will Alive and Well in Nebraska?
Creighton Law Review 21.2 (January 1987) [Co-Author] (Also at Rapid City, South Dakota Office)


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Joseph S. Dreesen

10050 Regency Circle, Suite 400
OmahaNE 68114


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