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We are pleased to announce that attorney Brynne Holsten Puhl has recently been rated an AV Preeminent® lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a "lawyer rating" service established in 1868. This is the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of Brynne's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent® rank is held by only 10 percent of all lawyers.

AHBDS Attorneys Elected for Judicial Nominating Committee

We are pleased to announce President of the firm, Ryan Holsten, was elected by attorneys throughout the state to serve as an attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, and Attorney Brynne Holsten Puhl was elected to serve as an alternate attorney member. Should a vacancy arise in the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, the Judicial Nominating Committee identifies at least two qualified candidates to submit to the Governor, who appoints a candidate to fill the judicial vacancy. Congratulations Ryan and Brynne!

Teen car accidents spike during summer months

The sun and beautiful weather makes you appreciate Nebraska summers. With ice and snow off the roads, it feels like the highways are safer. Unfortunately, summer brings a new hazard to Nebraska roads.

According to AAA, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the' “100 deadliest Days” for teen drivers.

What to do if your workers’ comp claim was denied

The decision came in. It was not what you had hoped for. After being unable to return to work for quite some time, your company’s insurer decided your injuries were not severe enough to warrant workers’ compensation. You went to see their doctor in good faith, but that doctor has apparently determined that your injuries were not caused by your workplace accident.

You know better, however. If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, here are three things you should do.

Top Injury Risks for Nurses and Ways To Stay Safe

If you are a nurse, chances are you know of several people in your line of work that have suffered a workplace injury. Perhaps you have been injured in the course of completing your job duties. It's no doubt that the medical care field is full of potentially hazardous conditions that can cause workplace injuries.

In the United States, the nursing industry leads workplace injuries. Here are the top causes of injury to nurses and how to lessen the risk of becoming an injury statistic.

Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm Welcomes New Attorneys, Expands Legal Practice

Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Corey L. Stull and Jeanette Stull have joined the firm.

Christa Binstock Israel Named to Super Lawyers 2017 Great Plains Rising Star List

Attorney Christa Binstock Israel was recently selected to the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in the practice area of Workers' Compensation (Great Plains). The Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list recognizes attorneys 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected for this honor. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

I am on Medicaid, Social Security, Medicare or other governmental assistance and I've been injured as a result of another's negligence. Are there any special considerations I should be worried about in settling my case?

Yes! Key steps are required to ensure your settlement will not count as income to affect your entitlement to governmental benefits. Steps such as a special needs trust, negotiations with governmental entities, repayment of conditional payments and specific language in settlement documents is often essential to ensure your governmental benefits are not interrupted.

  • Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence 2017
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  • 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 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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