Stuart Dornan

Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia, PC, LLO
1403 Farnam Street, Suite 232
Omaha, NE 68102
402-884-7044
www.dltlawyers.com


Stuart J. Dornan

Partner

Stu has been practicing law since he graduated from LSU in 1983 and has more than 17 years trial experience. He served as Douglas County Attorney from 2003 to 2007. Stu's private practice experience is extensive in Criminal Defense with a substantial portion of his practice in federal court. Stu served as NEOC Judge and has civil experience in employment, domestic and contract law. Stu is also a former FBI Special Agent.

Litigation Percentage
       
  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
       
  • Nebraska, 1989
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  • Texas, 1987
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  • Louisiana, 1984
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  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1987
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  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1989
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  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1997
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  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2007
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  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2000
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  • • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1998

Education
       
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
         
    • J.D. - 1983

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  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
         
    • B.A. - 1979
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    • Major: English

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  • Classes/Seminars
         
    • Effective Use of Daubert Motions, NCDAA, 2009 - Present


Honors and Awards
       
  • Family Service Commitment to Family Award
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  • Angels in Adoption Award

 

Professional Associations and Memberships
       
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
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  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
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  • Omaha Bar Association, Member
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  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (NCDAA), Member
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
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  • American Bar Association, Member
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  • Federal Practice Committee, Board Member
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  • Lutheran Family Services, Board Member
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  • Educational Services Unit, Board Member

Past Employment Positions
       
  • Douglas County Attorney's Office, County Attorney, 2003 - 2007
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  • Gallup & Schaefer, Partner, 1992 - 2003
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  • Gallup & Schaefer, Associate, 1990 - 1991
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  • Law Offices of Robert Kalish, Associate, 1989
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  • Terrebonne Parish Public Defender's Office, Staff Attorney, 1988 - 1989
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  • F.B.I., Special Agent, 1984 - 1987
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  • Honorable Randolph Parro, Law Clerk, 1984

 

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS, ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

Board of Directors, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association (NCDAA); Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Association; Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); Federal Practice Committee; Ecclesiastical Court for the Diocese of Nebraska; 2007, 2012 Great Plains Super Lawyer; Member: Louisiana, Texas and Nebraska State Bar Associations, American Bar Association, (President-Elect) Omaha Bar Association; member of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, Southern Texas, Eastern Texas, Central District of Illinois and the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa; United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; United States Supreme Court; Lutheran Family Services Board of Directors; member of ESU 3 Board of Education; National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2012; Best Lawyers in America – Criminal Defense; and Youth basketball and baseball coach for 25 years.

 

FORMER AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Vice President, Board of Education for Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Nebraska; Board of Directors, Omaha Ronald McDonald House; Hearing Examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission - June, 1997 to September, 2003; Board of Directors Program Chairman, Downtown Rotary; Executive Council, Omaha Bar Association; Nebraska Federal Practice Committee – 2003 – 2005; Member of U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel’s Military Academy Selection Committee; Secretary and Treasurer, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association; Nebraska County Attorney’s Association; Nebraska Child Death Review Team; County Attorney Standards Advisory Council; Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Executive Committee; Restorative Justice Steering Committee; Co-president with wife, Dari, of Sunset Hills Community Club; Volunteer in Westside Community Schools HOSTS mentoring program; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Outreach Committee Chairperson; 2002 Family Service Commitment to Family Award; Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Angels in Adoption Award - 2000; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Vestry, Omaha, Nebraska, 1986-1987; 1990-1992; St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Vestry and Program Warden, Houma, Louisiana, 1989; Vice President on Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Louisiana, 1989; Assistant Coach, 1986, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Nebraska Girls State Basketball Champions; Big Buddy Program, Baton Rouge, 1981-1984; Big Brother Program, Omaha, 1985-1988; and mentor at Open Door Mission.