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“It’s been a true blessing to have the capabilities of Husch Blackwell in times when we’ve really needed it… I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated that because I have seen the fruits of the labor. One of the best things I think we’ve ever done on this board was bring in the Husch team.”

Tim Fowler, Director, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District


Hal is a problem-solver who has offered distinguished legal and community service in Nebraska for more than 50 years.

As a former two-term Omaha mayor and four-term U.S. congressman, Hal understands how government works on the city, county, state and federal levels. With his deep experience, he knows how to navigate government entities in ways that help clients resolve challenges and achieve objectives.

Hal offers guidance on government relations, public policy, legislative and administrative strategies, and government contracts to clients that include startup and small businesses, trade associations and healthcare providers. His areas of focus include everything from trademarks and corporate structure analysis to healthcare compliance and tax legislation.

Hal serves primarily healthcare clients, including a multistate pharmacy benefits management company, an electronic hospital-discharge company, a 50-state home healthcare franchise company, a nursing home operator, and statewide nursing and chiropractic physicians trade associations. Other clients have included a Natural Resources District, a publicly traded waste hauler, a publicly traded international chemical company, several Nebraska recycling companies and a national chemical trade association.

Hal has authored numerous publications on Social Security and speaks frequently on healthcare public policy.

“It’s been a true blessing to have the capabilities of Husch Blackwell in times when we’ve really needed it… I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated that because I have seen the fruits of the labor. One of the best things I think we’ve ever done on this board was bring in the Husch team.”

Tim Fowler, Director, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District




  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who, 2019
  • Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Hall of Fame Award, 2019
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2014-2016
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Nebraska Alumni Association, 2015
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Founders Day Distinguished Alumni Award, 2012
  • Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council, Citizen of the Year, 2003, 2012; Silver Beaver Award, 2004; Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, 2000
  • American Diabetes Association, Father of the Year, 2011
  • Nebraska Society Distinguished Nebraskan Award, 2005
  • Toastmasters International, Communication & Leadership Award, 2005
  • Grand Masonic Lodges of Nebraska, Humanitarian Award, 2004
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Business Hall of Fame, 2004
  • U.S. Congress, Peace Through Strength Awards, 1981-1989
  • Who’s Who in America, 1981-present
  • Who’s Who in American Politics, 1981-present
  • Jaycees, Outstanding Young Omahan, 1975


  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
    • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Outstanding Student in the Nation
  • B.S., Washington University in St. Louis
    • Business Administration
    • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership and Scholastic Honorary Society


  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Alumni President’s Council
  • American Health Care Association, President and Chief Executive, 2004-2005
  • American Judicature Society
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Council on Excellence in Government, Principal
  • National Advisory Commission on Public Service
  • National League of Cities, Board of Directors, 1997-1999
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Community Leaders of America (formerly Republican Mayor and Local Officials), Board Member, 2014-present; President, 1995-2000
  • Social Security Advisory Board, Chair, 2002-2006
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors, Advisory Board, 1997-2001
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Hal likes to spend time with his family. He plays piano and trumpet, enjoys reading and follows politics.

Community Leadership

Community building is important to Hal.

He has volunteered his time and talents in myriad ways for many groups and organizations over the years. Individually or with his wife, Hal has chaired organizational efforts for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer’s Association and Essential Pregnancy Services of Omaha.

  • 33rd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Shrine, York Rite Mason, 1995
  • 40 & 8 Voiture 206
  • Air Force Association
  • American Heart Association, Nebraska chapter, 1968-present; Board of Directors, Former President and Chair; Heart Ball Chair, 2012
  • American Legion Post 112
  • Autism Action Partnership, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Community Health Charities of Nebraska, Board of Directors, 1979-present
  • Community Health Charities of America, Chair, 2006; National Board of Directors, 2002-2010
  • Durham Western Heritage Museum
  • Eagles Aerie 154
  • Fatherhood Family Initiative, Board of Directors, 2003-present
  • Fontenelle Forest Association
  • Freedoms Foundation, Board of Directors, 1998-2006
  • Friend of the Scottish Rite, 2012
  • Friendship Force
  • Great Plains Black Museum, Board of Directors, 2001-2004
  • Humane Society and Friends Forever
  • Kappa Sigma, Delta Theta Phi and Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Associations
  • Madonna School for Exceptional Children
  • Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (Omaha), Board of Directors, 2002-2006
  • Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Committee, Vice Chair, Trustee, 2001-present
  • Nebraska Diplomats
  • Nebraska Lodge 1, York and Scottish Rite Masonic Orders
  • Nebraska Republican Party, National Committee
  • Optimist International
  • Performing Arts Society
  • Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • Salvation Army, Tree of Lights Campaign, Vice Chair, 2010; Chair, 2011-2012
  • Sister Cities Association
  • St. Peter Claver Cristo Rey High School, Board of Directors, 2002-2008
  • University of Nebraska, Board of Regents, 2012-present
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha, Development Committee
  • United Way/CHAD Division, Chair, 1978-1980
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2503
  • Washington University Alumni Association

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