Michael S. Degan: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Michael S. Degan

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 402.964.5037
Fax: 402.964.5050
University Creighton University, B.A., 1990; American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy, 1993
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994; Creighton Law Review, Student Articles Editor, 1993-1994
Admitted1994, Nebraska; 1994, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; Nebraska Court of Appeals; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; Iowa Supreme Court; Nebraska Supreme Court; 2003, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

A litigator on Husch Blackwell's Energy & Natural Resources team, Mike handles litigation and regulatory matters for industry clients. A first-chair trial lawyer with more than 18 years of experience, Mike has appeared in more than two dozen state and federal jurisdictions on behalf of clients.

His industry-related experience includes:

· Representing publicly traded ethanol producer in national litigation matters.

· Representing privately owned ethanol producer in financing and construction litigation.

· Representing privately owned ethanol producer in litigation involving commodities contracts for inputs and disputes involving ethanol marketing contracts.

· Defending litigation stemming from gas peaking unit shutdown because of turbine system failure.

· Representing natural gas producer in Iowa litigation challenging state tax refunds.

· Securing state regulatory approval for a $350 million wind energy project in Nebraska.

· Advising renewable energy clients regarding state and federal regulatory requirements.

With a strong background in commercial litigation, product liability and insurance coverage litigation, Mike routinely handles disputes in other industries.

Awards & Recognitions

· Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2010-2014

· The Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2014

· Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial Law, 2009-2013

· Great Plains Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2009-2012

· Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Associations & Memberships

· Defense Research Institute

· Nebraska Association of Defense Counsel

· Nebraska Insurance Federation

· Nebraska State Bar Association

· Nebraska State Bar Foundation (


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Michael S. Degan

13330 California Street, Suite 200
OmahaNE 68154


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