Raymond P. Atwood Jr.

Founder


Location: Lincoln, NE
Contact Me: 402-476-4400
AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Biography

Raymond P. Atwood, Jr. is a native of Ossining, New York and a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Mr. Atwood received additional legal education at the University of California, Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy, San Francisco; the Medi-Legal Institute, Orthopedics and Disability, Chicago, IL; and, the National College of Advanced Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School.

Mr. Atwood has 44 years of trial practice experience, principally in workers’ compensation and personal injury law, focused on litigation of death and catastrophic loss cases. Over his career, Mr. Atwood has handled thousands of successful legal cases and served as lead counsel in hundreds of trials and numerous appeals to the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Nebraska Supreme Court. Mr. Atwood is also a long term “educator” having served part-time roles as a college paralegal instructor, adjunct client counseling judge at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln-College of Law, and as a frequent moderator and guest presenter in continuing legal education programs. Mr. Atwood is also a Nebraska certified mediator.

Mr. Atwood is listed as a “top 100” trial lawyer by National Trial Lawyers Organization. Martindale-Hubbell, a “lawyer rating” service established in 1868 awards Mr. Atwood an “AV Preeminent” rating. “AV” is the highest rank awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and is held by only 10 percent of all lawyers in the United States. Mr. Atwood is also a biographee in Marquis “Who’s Who in American Law,” “Who’s Who in America,” and “Who’s Who in the World.” Mr. Atwood is the founder of Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver, Spier & Israel Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of California, Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy, San Francisco, 1978
  • University of California, Medi-Legal Institute, Orthopedics and Disability, West Chester, Illinois
    • National College of Advanced Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School, 1988

    Certified Legal Specialties

    • Certified Mediator

    Practice Areas

    • Personal Injury
    • Workers' Compensation

    Honors

    • "AV Preeminent" lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
    • "Who's Who in American Law"
    • "Who's Who in America"
    • "Who's Who in the World"
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    Rated By Super Lawyers
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2020
    AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
    ATLA American Trial Lawyers Association
    ABA Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice
    NATA

    What Our Clients Say

    The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

    - WN

    I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen...

    - DW

    "...He didn't treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn't matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn't understand something, he'd take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help..."

    - CG

    "...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver, Spier and Israel Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O."

    - RD

    "...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

    - HR

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    575 Fallbrook Boulevard Suite 206
    Lincoln, NE 68521

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