Kelvin C. Berens

Kelvin C. Berens: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Office Managing Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (846 Attorneys)
  • 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68114
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    4.6/5.0 (6)
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Biography

Kelvin (Kelly) Berens is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses primarily on the most complex labor relations issues, such as alternative dispute resolutions, class actions, and workplace safety.

Mr. Berens' extensive work with clients on such issues as purchases, relocations, sales and shutdowns helps businesses avert problems and develop long-term labor-related strategies and goals. Additionally, Mr. Berens spends a significant portion of every year negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions across the country. These years of experience have given Mr. Berens two unique skill sets. The first is his ability to negotiate innovative collective bargaining agreements that provide his clients with years of stability and low costs. The second is his understanding of and ability to address the complex issues of pension plans, unfunded liability and the options available to employers that are parties to these plans.

Mr. Berens works with a wide array of employers, from Fortune 500 companies to single-location enterprises, and in locations ranging from small rural communities, to the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Mr. Berens has represented employers in a wide range of industries from health care and telecommunications to traditional blue collar industries such as trucking and meat packing.

Mr. Berens’ record advising employers in union election cases speaks for itself, employers prevail in over 95 percent of the union organizing drives where he provided advice.

Mr. Berens also has one of the more extensive collective bargaining resumes in the nation. He has personally negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements. Some have been simple, most have been complex and multi-faceted. Clients who “want the impossible” call Kelly Berens.

In the News

May 26, 2017

Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...
April 3, 2017

Jackson Lewis

Chad Richter Named Office Managing Principal of Jackson Lewis' Omaha Office

April 3, 2017

OMAHA, NE (April 3, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Chad Richter has been named the Omaha Office Managing Principal. Mr. Richter succeeds Kelvin (Kelly) Berens, who led the office for the past eight years and has chosen to step down to focus full-time on his...
May 27, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

May 27, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 27, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide which ranks leading law firms in the United States. In addition to the firm’s national...

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Employee Benefits
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Construction
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Technology and Telecom
  • Transportation and Warehousing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(402) 391-1991  Phone
(402) 391-7363  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., with distinction, 1972
Law School Attended:
Duke University, J.D., 1975
Year of First admission:
1975
Admission:
1975, Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Nebraska State Bar Association, Labor Section Inaugural Chairman
•Omaha Bar Association

Birth Information:
1951
ISLN:
909096692

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (6)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/13/14 in Employment Law on 10/13/14

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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/11/14 in Civil Practice on 10/11/14

    Excellent attorney

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    Excellent attorney

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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 09/25/14 in Labor and Employment on 09/25/14

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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/25/14 in Labor Law on 09/25/14

    Kelly is one of the better lawyers that I have ever worked with or against.

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    Kelly is one of the better lawyers that I have ever worked with or against.

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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/25/14 in Employment Law on 09/25/14

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  • Kelvin C. Berens

    4.8/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/13/14 in Labor Law on 10/13/14

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