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Diana J. Vogt

Diana J. Vogt

Omaha, Nebraska

Diana Vogt has more than 25 years of civil litigation experience with an emphasis on federal court practice.  Ms. Vogt has experience litigating disputes involving complex insurance and business disputes, real estate sales, broker commissions, and failure to disclose defects in commercial property.  Ms. Vogt has also worked on cases involving construction defects, architect, engineer, and legal malpractice, and medical products liability.  She has represented interest holders in business entity disputes, litigated insurance and reinsurance disputes and drafted insurance policies.  Ms. Vogt also has experience litigating employment law, discrimination, and civil rights cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Ms. Vogt has litigated ten cases that established new law, including a suit which expanded the liability of anesthesiologists to include liability for the negligence of employees working under the direction of the anesthesiologist.  Some of her notable cases include an order directing performance of a real estate transaction worth more than $4 million, a settlement of $1 million for a bank's failure to disclose the existence of mold in a sale of commercial property, and obtaining an order enforcing covenants requiring a golf course property could not be developed for other uses.  Ms. Vogt also obtained a verdict in a legal malpractice case resulting in a verdict of $1.8 million plus disgorgement of $360,000 in attorneys fees.   

In addition to her experience trying cases, Ms. Vogt has an active appellate practice, appearing regularly in front of the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  Ms. Vogt has argued cases to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits.  Ms. Vogt is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Nebraska, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.  Ms. Vogt is regularly hired as appellate counsel by other attorneys.  

 Ms. Vogt has extensive experience in federal court litigation and has written articles about the strategic use of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Ms. Vogt is a past recipient of the Omaha Bar Association's Public Service Award and has been recognized by membership in Lawyers of Distinction for excellence in civil litigation.

 Ms. Vogt is available to act as a mediator in lawsuits involving discrimination, civil rights, employment and insurance disputes.


Areas of Practice

  • 80% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Discrimination Litigation
  • 10% Probate Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2018


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Winner Moot Court Competition
    • Law Review: Creighton Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 1989 - 1990
  • Boise State University , Boise, Idaho
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Communications

Published Works

  • Discover Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:Tips and Traps, Nebraska Lawyer, April, 1999
  • How to Get WHO You Want WHERE You Want Them WHEN It's Important in Federal Court, The Nebraska Lawyer, August, 1999


  • Trial Practice, Creighton Law School, 2001 - 2003
  • Competitive Moot Court, Creighton Law School, 2001 - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Omaha Bar Association Public Service Award, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebrasa Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Probate Real Estate Section of Nebraska Bar, Member
  • Appellate Section Nebraska Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Sherrets Bruno & Vogt LLC, Member , 2009 - 2011
  • Sherrets & Boecker LLC, Sr. Associate, 2006 - 2008
  • Ex Parte Legal Services, Owner/Operator, 1998 - 2006
  • Kutak Rock, Associate , 1990 - 1998
  • Kutak Rock, Summer Associate, 1989 - 1998
  • Kiewit & Sons Co., Law Clerk, 1988 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Omaha Bar Association: Host Ask A Lawyer radio program, 2000 - 2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation -- Employment and Discrimination cases


  • English

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