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Stehlik Law Firm Services

Stehlik Law Firm, P.C. L.L.O. is committed to helping each of our clients exercise their full legal rights and receive justice and full compensation according to the Nebraska law.  

We are a full-service law firm and our attorneys are able to tackle numerous cases in a myriad of fields. We handle cases in a number of areas, including estate planning, personal injury, family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense.  Contact us at (308) 675-4035 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.    

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury

About the attorneys

Galen E. Stehlik


                United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1978

                United States Tax Court, 1983

                United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1995


Law School:

                University of Nebraska College of Law, 1977

                Phi Eta Sigma

                Phi Delta Phi


                University of Nebraska, 1974

                Bachelor of Science with high distinction


                2018-Present—Stehlik Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.

                1988-2018—Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, & Stehlik, P.C., L.L.O.

                1984-1988-- Private Practice associated with Wagoner Law Offices

                1982-1984--Associate attorney at Luebs, Dowding, Beltzer, Leininger, Smith Law Firm

                1979-1982-- Trust Officer, Overland National Bank

                1978-- Associate attorney at Steinacher and Vosoba Law Firm, Wilber, Nebraska

Practice Areas:

                Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, Probate

                Debtor/Creditor Law - Bankruptcies (Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13)

                Real Estate - Section 1031 "Like Kind" Exchanges, Contracts, Leases

                Civil Litigation

                Family Law - Divorce, Custody


                First Lieutenant (last rank), U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1974-1982

                2011 Board of Trustees for Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation

                Central Nebraska Humane Society, Former Board Member

                First Presbyterian Church, member

                First Presbyterian Church, Former Elder (2 terms)

                Goodwill Industries, Former Board Member - President, 1997

                Goodwill Foundation, Former Director, President - 2004

                Grand Island YMCA, Former Board Member - President, 2007

                Riverside Golf Club, member

                Riverside Golf Club Board of Directors, 1990-1992, President, 1992

                Downtown Development Association, President, 1983-1985

                Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, former Director

                American Red Cross, Hall County Chapter, former Director

                Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2005, Member of Board of Directors, 2006 -Present

                Kaufman-Cummings Charitable Foundation, Director

                Vern & Esther Taylor Charitable Trust, Board of Trustees

                Reserve Officers Association

                Masonic Temple, York Rite and Scottish Rite, Tehama Shrine

                Grand Island Area Economic Development Association, Former Member of Board of Directors


Reported cases:

                Mogenson v. Mogenson, 273 Neb. 208, 729 N.W.2d 44 (2007)

                Soukup v. ConAgra, Inc., 264 Neb. 1015, 653 N.W.2d 655 (2002)

                Taylor v. Taylor, 277 Neb. 617, 764 N.W.2d 101 (2009)

                Ahrens v. Conley, 5 Neb.App. 689, 563 N.W.2d 370 (Neb.App. 1997)

                John Deere Co. v. Boelus State Bank, 233 Neb. 818, 448 N.W.2d 163 (1989)

                Jordan v. Jordan, 26 Neb.App. 280, __ N.W.2d. __ (Neb.App. 2018)

Mitchell C. Stehlik


                State of Nebraska, 2010

                United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2010

Law School:

                University of Nebraska College of Law, 2010, with distinction


                Drake University, 2006

                B.A., Summa Cum Laude

                Phi Beta Kappa

                University Honors


                2010-2018—Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, & Stehlik P.C., L.L.O.

                 2018-present—Stehlik Law Firm P.C.,L.L.O.

Practice Areas:

                Criminal Defense

                Family Law

                Civil Litigation

                Personal Injury

                Workers’ Compensation

                General Practice


                Board of Directors, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

                Board of Elders, First Presbyterian Church

                Former Chairman, Board of Deacons, First Presbyterian Church

                Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters Grand Island

                Former Member House of Delegates, Nebraska State Bar Association

                Grand Island Leadership Tomorrow, Class 32

Reported Cases:

                State v. Armagost, 22 Neb.App. 513, 865 N.W.2d 156 (Neb.App. 2014)

                State v. Armagost, 291 Neb. 117, 864 N.W.2d 417 (Neb. 2015)

                State v. Kolbjornsen, 24 Neb.App. 851 (Neb.App. 2017)

                J.S. v. Grand Island Public Schools, 297 Neb. 347 (Neb. 2017)

                State v. Robert Honken, 25 Neb.App. 352 (Neb.App. 2017)

                In re Interest of Jordan B., 300 Neb. 355 (Neb. 2018)

If you’re looking to buy or sell property, it’s critical to have an experienced and dependable attorney by your side. The same goes for any criminal defense case or bankruptcy filing processes that you are involved in. Protect yourself and your family by hiring the lawyers at Stehlik Law Firm, P.C. today. We can’t wait to work with you and get you the justice you deserve. Call our office to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable team member today.