Robert M. Slovek: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Robert M. Slovek

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8801

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Business and Class Action Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Management and Supervision
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance and Indemnity
  • Product Liability
  • Mass Torts and Personal Injury
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Toxic Torts Defense
University Creighton University, B.A., 1980
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Admitted1994, Nebraska; 2007, Arkansas; 2005, New Hampshire
BornOmaha, Nebraska, August 11, 1958

Mr. Slovek concentrates in complex litigation, including health care issues, insurance-related disputes, professional negligence, products liability with a focus on food contamination, personal injury actions, toxic tort litigation, contract disputes and commercial transactions. He has served as lead counsel in numerous bench and jury trials.

Mr. Slovek has experience managing and overseeing cases in nearly all 50 states. He served as Regional Counsel for one of the largest clinical laboratories in the United States, defending professional negligence claims, an engagement that continued for over a decade and involved 100-plus cases. For more than 25 years he has continuously defended medical professionals against claims of malpractice in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, he has served as first-chair trial counsel in complex litigation involving forensic engineering following an explosion at a large manufacturing facility that caused multiple injuries, resulting in two deaths and millions of dollars in property damage. Mr. Slovek has handled a wide variety of products claims, from the routine to the complex.


• Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause: An Exception to the Traditional Analysis, 17 Creighton L. Rev. 157 (1984).
• With The Honorable John T. Grant, Nebraska: Appellate Practice and Procedure, published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing in 1995.
• Nebraska section of The State of the Art Defense in Product Liability Cases: A Fifty-State Survey, published by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation in 1995 and 2003.


August 18, 2014 2015 Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 56 Kutak Rock Attorneys
Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that 56 of its attorneys are included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication.

May 23, 2014 Kutak Rock Recognized by Chambers USA
Kutak Rock is pleased to announce its Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska offices and attorneys are honored in the 2014 Chambers USA guide to the best law firms and lawyers.

August 15, 2013 Record Number of Kutak Rock Attorneys Named Best Lawyers Forty-seven Kutak Rock attorneys reprenting 10 of the firm's 16 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

September 7, 2012 Best Lawyers Increase by 50% to 45 attorneys Forty-five Kutak Rock lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

July 31, 2012 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Seven Attorneys
Kutak Rock and seven of our attorneys are recognized in the latest edition of Benchmark Litigation.

February 10, 2012 Downer Livestock Once Again Focus The Supreme Court overturned a California law that required so-called downer or non-ambulatory animals to be immediately euthanized and held out of the food supply. In its decision, the United States Supreme Court held that the Federal Meat Inspection Act's express preemption provision prohibits states from imposing requirements on federally inspected slaughterhouses that are additional or different from the provisions of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, even if the requirements do not conflict.

November 17, 2011 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Seven Omaha Attorneys
Seven attorneys in Kutak Rock LLP's Omaha office are named in the latest annual edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America's leading firms and attorneys.

August 30, 2011 29 Kutak Rock Attorneys Are 'Best Lawyers'
Twenty-nine Kutak Rock lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

August 3, 2011 Chambers: 24 Midwest 'Leading Business Lawyers'
Firm Applauded by Clients, Peers for Attorney Abilities and Conduct

April 11, 2011 Kutak Rock Receives Nebraska Volunteer Award


March 5, 2013 Deadline Quickly Approaching for Nursing Facility Mandatory Compliance Plans
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, mandates that Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities have an effective compliance plan in place by March 23, 2013. ACA states that [by March 23, 2013], a facility shall ... have in operation a compliance and ethics program that is effective in preventing and detecting criminal, civil, and administrative violations ... and in promoting quality of care. Nursing facilities are the first health care providers required to enact a mandatory compliance plan. For more information, read the client alert in its entirety.

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•Rated AV lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
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•Named one of Omaha's Top Lawyers
•Recognized in Chambers USA as among Nebraska's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Nominated a Nebraska State Bar Association Foundation fellow and was awarded the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Shining Light Award for legal scholarship.


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Robert M. Slovek

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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