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William H. Selde

William Selde HeadshotOmaha, Nebraska
phone 402-397-6200 (Local)
1-(888) 4SODORO (Toll Free)
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Admitted to Nebraska Bar 1987  and celebrating 30 years of active practice.  Education: Creighton University (B.S.B.A. 1984, J.D.  1987).  Member:  Omaha and Nebraska State Bar Associations; Eighth Circuit Bar Association,  Defense Research Institute,  CLM Member.

Mr. Selde  engages in the defense of claims made directly against  insurers and underwriters, in trials of negligence  cases,  litigation  involving  products liability,  surety, errors and omissions, professional malpractice,  liability  of architects and engineers,  construction cases, and auto negligence  suits.  He has,  over the course of years, worked in a variety of professional liability cases, defense of Nursing  Homes and Long Term Care Facilities  and in cases involving environmental matters, including  ground water contamination.  Mr. Selde is a litigator who successfully tried over 27 solo  civil jury trials,  including trials  in areas as varied as products liability defense, medical  malpractice defense,  construction liability, environmental  claims and personal  injury litigation.  Further, Mr. Selde has argued numerous appellate matters to the Nebraska Court of Appeals,  the Nebraska Supreme Court,  and is active  in the Federal  Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Selde  has Litigated  cases on a pro hoc vice  basis  in Florida, the Florida Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) and Florida Federal Courts, Iowa and South Dakota.

Mr. Selde has served as the past president of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine Parents and Facility Association,  represents his Church of St Johns at Creighton  University  in charitable  activities  and in the Honduran Mission  trips and volunteers  his time and effort to keep active and involved  with his wife (Susan) in academic  and social  activities  and with their  four grown children in a variety of outdoor activities.

Areas of Practice:

  • Complex  Claims and Electronic  Discovery
  • Environmental  Matters Ground Water Contamination Surety Law
  •  Errors and Omissions
  •  Automobile Negligence  I    Transportation Litigation
  •  Professional  Malpractice  Medical  Malpractice
  •  Nursing  Home Defense
  •  Railroad  Litigation/FELA
  •  Property Damage/Loss Claims
  •  Products Liability Litigation (including Medical  devices)
  • Fire and Explosion  Litigation
  • Mold Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Closed  Head/Brain Injury
  • Appellate Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Nebraska,  1987


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska,  1987  J.D.
  • Creighton  University, Omaha, Nebraska,  1984 B.S.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Omaha Bar Association Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Member
  • Defense Research Institute Member
  • CLM member


  • All Nebraska Courts (1987)
  • U.S.  District Court of Nebraska (1987)
  • U.S.  Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1987)