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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, 199 

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)



Nebraska Bar 1978

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1978

Law School:

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1978



Chadron State College, B.A. 1975


1978-1980-Kansas Nebraska Natural Gas Company, attorney

1980-present:  Morrison Enterprises, LLC and predecessor companies-General Counsel


Practice areas:

Real Estate

Agricultural Law


Board of Trustees, Mary Lanning Healthcare

University of Nebraska College of Law Dean’s Advisory Board

Nebraska Bar Foundation Fellow

Deacon and Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Grand Island NE

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 Directors, Multicultural Coalition 

Former Member 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)

Vanskiver v. Vanskiver, 303 Neb. 664 (Neb. 2019)

State v. Estrada Comacho, 309 Neb. 494 (Neb. 2021).



State of Nebraska, 2020

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2020

Law School:

University of North Dakota School of Law



University of Nebraska at Kearney


Practice areas:

Criminal defense

Family Law


General practice

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.