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Nolan J. Niehus

Location: Lincoln, NE
Contact Me: 402-476-4400


Nolan J. Niehus is a native of Lawton, Iowa and a noted "Jaysker", as he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University with a bachelor degree in philosophy in 2018 prior to graduating with Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2021. While Nolan's honors are numerous, he is most proud of his Outstanding Clinic Student of the Semester Award. Such honor is given to the student earning the best grade in UNL's Criminal Clinic, which is a practical course where students work under the Lancaster County Prosecutor's Office handling criminal cases from initial arraignment through sentencing. 

Nolan's primary focus is advocating for injured workers in both Iowa and Nebraska, as well as those who are injured on the railroad. Nolan's other practice areas include medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury. While Nolan is the firm's youngest attorney, he has already succeeded in advocating for clients in the Nebraska Supreme Court, Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, and Nebraska District Court. Nolan is licensed in Nebraska state and federal court, and has a pending license in Iowa. Nolan currently works out of our firm's offices Lincoln and Omaha, but expects to also serve his Iowa clients of Des Moines in the near future.

When not in the office, Nolan enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his wife and their two dogs. Depending on the season, Nolan and his wife may be playing a round of golf, wake-surfing on Lake Okoboji, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, or even snowboarding down a mountain.



  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2021
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
    • B.A. - 2018
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice


  • Outstanding Clinic Student of the Semester; Spring 2021
  • Moot Court Board; Member
  • National Moot Court Team; Member
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Workers’ Compensation Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Sports Law
  • Order of the Barristers; Member
Rated by Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2024
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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 Law"

- 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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Office Location Atwood Law in NE
Lincoln Office

575 Fallbrook Boulevard Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68521

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410


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Suite 415
Des Moines, IA 50309


Omaha Office

14301 First National Bank Parkway
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410