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Robert A. Mooney

  • Owner


Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice


Bob is a trial lawyer whose career has revolved around advocacy and service. Bob’s emphasis is on defending physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals and he has successfully defended malpractice lawsuits and provider license matters across Nebraska and Iowa.
Between 1999 and 2022, Bob successfully tried over 40 civil jury trials as lead counsel including trials in areas such as medical malpractice, insurance defense, probate, and personal injury litigation. He has argued dozens of appellate matters to the Nebraska Court of Appeals, the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln (Political Science – 1994) and the University of Nebraska College of Law (1997). He is licensed to practice law in Nebraska and Iowa. Robert is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Omaha Bar Association, the Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Omaha Barristers. He is also rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. – 1997
  • University of Nebraska
    • B.A. – 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1999
  • Iowa 2016

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association, Courts Committee, 2002 to 2007
  • Omaha Barristers Club
  • Omaha Barristers Club, President, 2007 to 2008
  • Nebraska Supreme Court, Disciplinary Review Board, 2007
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Board Member, 2007 to 2011


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • 2022 Attorney of the Year – Nebraska Defense Counsel Association

Past Positions

  • Hon. Michael McCormack, Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk, 1997 to 1998

Published Works

  • Taking Your Opponent’s Expert’s Deposition: Practice Considerations in Light of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Decision in Walton v. Patil, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Newsletter, Summer Issue, 2011

Representative Cases

  • John Logan, et al v. Trevor J. Pearson, MD, et al (Douglas County, Nebraska District Court, Case No. CI 14-965)(2017), Jury found in favor of the Defendants in a medical malpractice action asserting injury during colonoscopy.
  • Marcus Connors v. Tri-County Area Hospital District, et al (Dawson County, Nebraska District Court, Case No. CI 16-96) (2018), After two co-defendants settled their claims, Mr. Mooney’s physician defendant proceeded to trial in this failure to diagnose and treat internal bleeding lawsuit. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Estate of Michael Kroll v. Dr. Jody Istas (Douglas County, Nebraska District Court, Case No. CI 13-1165) (2017), After an eight-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Mooney’s and all other defendants in this failure to diagnose stroke/wrongful case.
  • Linda Head v. Kyle Krehbiel, M.D. (Douglas County, Nebraska District Court) (2021), Plaintiff claimed Mr. Mooney’s client failed to appreciate lung cancer on chest X-Ray and due to failure to diagnose, her cancer became more advanced. After a 5-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Mooney’s client.
  • Estate of Joseph Gustafson v. Nebraska Medicine, et al. (Douglas County District Court) (2022), Plaintiff alleged a failure to recognize and diagnose a lacerated spleen resulting in bleeding and death. Mr. Mooney’s client prevailed after a 6-day jury trial.
  • Estate of Selvage v. Fallbrook Family Healthcare, (Lancaster County District Court) (2022), Plaintiff alleged failure to diagnose ESBL-resistant E-Coli Urinary Tract infection resulting in sepsis and death. Mr. Mooney won a defense verdict for his client after a 5-day trial.