Thomas Freeman

1404 Fort Crook Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005
tfreeman@bigfirelaw.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Bellevue University (B.A. 2002)

Juris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 2007)

Master’s Degree, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University School of Law (M.S. 2009)

Master of Business Administration, Creighton University, Heider College of Business (M.B.A. 2012)

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Nebraska; U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the State of Nebraska

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Associate General Counsel, Nebraska Risk Management Association, Inc. (2018-2020); Assistant Attorney General, State of Nebraska (2016-2018); Partner, Wulff & Freeman, LLC (2011-2016); Associate, White, Wulff, and Jorgensen (2007-2011)

ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS

AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (since 2012); Outstanding Paper Award, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2020); Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy Graduate (2018-2019 class); Keep Omaha Beautiful, Board of Directors; Delta Sigma Pi, Alumni Member; Phi Delta Phi, Alumni Member; Knights of Columbus, Member

LEGAL AUTHORSHIP

The Legal Implications of Algorithmic Decision-Making, Nebraska Lawyer, May 2020; Janus and the Future of Collective Bargaining: Rhetorically Predicting a First Amendment Right to Negotiation, William and Mary Business Law Review, April 2020; Let Them All Eat Cake: Rhetorically Mapping Religious Freedom, LGBTQIA Discrimination, and the First Amendment After Janus and Masterpiece, Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, March 2020; As Technology Evolves, So Does the Practice of Law and So Must Attorneys, Nebraska Lawyer, July 2019; Civil Asset Forfeiture: How the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Timbs v. Indiana Changed the Rules, Interchange Magazine, March 2019; Protecting Our Seniors: Emerging Issues in Elder Law and Resources for Prevention and Reporting, Nebraska Lawyer, May 2018; Justice Denied: How a Gaping Hole in Nebraska Law Deprives Those Appearing Before Administrative Boards of Justice, Nebraska Lawyer, May 2012; Discriminating Against Discrimination Cases, Nebraska Lawyer, April 2008

PRACTICE AREAS

Mr. Freeman is an experienced litigator and problem solver. His legal career has been focused on complex civil and commercial litigation and issues related to liability, risk management, business management, corporate governance, employment law, and litigation. During his career, he has represented private clients, the State of Nebraska, and county governments throughout Nebraska in all manner of state and federal litigation. Mr. Freeman has also advised businesses and government entities on strategy, best practices, and operations. In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Freeman serves as an adjunct professor at Creighton University, where he teaches Negotiation and ADR courses to law students and negotiation and business law courses to business students.

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