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Michael J. Mooney, Emeritus

Omaha, Nebraska
phone 402-397-6200 (Local)
1-(888) 4SODORO (Toll Free)
fax 402-397-6290

Michael J. Mooney is a trial lawyer with over 52 years of experience in the Courts. An Omaha native, following graduation from high school he continued his education at Creighton University receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959. He then joined the U. S. Army Reserve with mixed active duty and reserve meetings and was honorably discharged in 1965. In the meantime he continued his education attending Creighton University Law School graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1963. He then entered the private practice of law with law firms in Omaha and has so practiced ever since. On January 1, 2016 he joined the Sodoro, Daly, Shomaker & Selde law firm of counsel. Over his 50 year plus career he tried cases of all kinds, representing in the early years both plaintiffs and defendants. He was an active trial lawyer with emphasis on the defense of medical claims for both doctors and hospitals, as well as licensure issues in those professions. He has defended attorneys and accountants in professional liability lawsuits.

He has been active in bar associations and bar related activities such as the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Omaha Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the State Bar Association. He has served in leadership positions of several of them.

His hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing and grandchildren, not in that order.



  • Creighton University  (J.D., 1963)
  • Creighton University  (B.A., 1959)


  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys


  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers


  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee Chair (2005 – 2006)
  • House of Delegates Chair (1983 – 1984)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Medical/Legal Committee Chair (2006)
  • Fourth Judicial District of Nebraska
  • District Court Judicial Nominating Committee (1999 – 2003)
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, President (1995)
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, President (1981)


  • All Nebraska Courts (1963)
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska (1963)
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona (1999)