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Kathryn J. Derr

Kathryn Derr has more than 25 years of experience fulfilling the legal needs of a diverse range of clients. She formed her own law firm — Kathryn J. Derr, PC LLO — to focus on specific practice areas and provide personalized attention to those who come to her for assistance. Kathryn takes great pride in her work and frequently speaks at bankruptcy seminars, including those hosted by the National Business Institute and local bar associations.

Accolades

Kathryn holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating lawyers can receive for their legal ability and ethical standards. She is also a member of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, an honor bestowed on only five percent of all female lawyers across the nation.

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Admitted to practice

  • Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. with high distinction, 1990
    • Recipient, National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1988 – 1990
  • Doane College, B.A. Business Administration and Economics, magna cum laude, 1985

Professional Memberships

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association; 1998 -> present, Bankruptcy Section, Secretary, Vice-Chairman and Chairman
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Nebraska Federal Practice Committee and Civil Justice Advisory Group, 2006 – 2009
  • Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, Omaha, Nebraska; Member of the Executive Committee, Program Chair and Secretary, 2003 – 2006
  • Board of Trustees for Nebraska Sanitary Improvement District No 213, Sarpy County, Nebraska; Chairman, 2002 – 2004

Publications

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Strategies, Co Author, Aspatore, 2009
  • “Limitation on Avoiding Powers: Amendment to 11 U.S.C. § 546(A)(1)”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 26, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, March 1995
  • “Proposed Amendments to Local Rules Process”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 26, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, February 1995
  • “How Long is 90 Days? Calculating the Preference Period”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 26, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, January 1995
  • “It’s All a Matter of Time: Filing Claims”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 26, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, November 1994
  • “Appointing the Trustee’s Own Law Firm — Conflict and Cases”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 26, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, October 1994
  • “The Automatic Stay: What Are ‘Proceedings Against the Debtor?’”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 27, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, June 1994
  • “10th Circuit Imposes Restrictions on Pro Se Filing”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 28, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, May 1994
  • “Preparing for the New Automatic Disclosure Rule”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 27, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, May 1994
  • “Cash Collateral Order and Stays Pending Appeal: A Lender’s Perspective”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 28, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, March 1994
  • “Procedural Defects Do Not Prevent Filing of Pleading”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 29, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, February 1994
  • “Rule 9006(b) and Excusable Neglect”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 29, Kathryn J. Derr and Angela K. Layden, November 1993

Kathryn was great, she helped me through the overwhelming process of filing for bankruptcy as efficiently as possible. Throughout the process it was evident Kathryn was looking out for my best interest. -Ramona H.

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