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Jason Mario. Bruno

Biography

Mr. Bruno is an experienced multi-jurisdictional trial and appellate attorney licensed in Arizona, Texas, and Nebraska focusing on business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, civil appeals, legal malpractice, and eminent domain. Named a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates, Mr. Bruno has received client distinction awards from Martindale and Avvo.  Mr. Bruno places the needs of his clients first and takes pride in being accessible to his clients. Mr. Bruno regularly fights for the rights of individuals, small business owners, and condemnees against powerful institutions, insurance companies, banks, and the government. Mr. Bruno has successfully represented two clients against the United States of America. Mr. Bruno has assisted clients in obtaining fair value for private property taken through eminent domain including from Dallas, Texas, Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas County, Nebraska, Sarpy County, Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, Blair, Nebraska, the Metropolitan Utilities District, and the State of Nebraska.

Mr. Bruno has obtained significant results on behalf of clients, including 10 judgments exceeding $1,000,000, jury verdicts of $1,000,000, $527,391.50 and $366,291.84, and successful tax protests resulting in valuation reductions of $2,308,795 and $3,006,030. Mr. Bruno has argued appeals in front of the United States Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Nebraska Supreme Court, Nebraska Court of Appeals, Arizona Court of Appeals, and Fourth Texas Court of Appeals. Mr. Bruno has represented clients in front of various governmental and/or regulatory agencies, including the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, Omaha City Council, Blair Airport Authority, Sarpy County Planning Board, Sarpy County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Zoning Board, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lancaster County Board of Equalization, Douglas County Board of Equalization, Arizona Counsel of Discipline, Nebraska Counsel of Discipline, and the Nebraska Appeal Tribunal. Mr. Bruno has been retained by other lawyers to serve as an expert witness in litigation and has written articles and/or presented at more than 15 seminars in the areas of legal malpractice, trial practice, ethics, real estate, boundary disputes, valuation, business acquisitions, and construction law.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation and Eminent Domain 80%
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
  • Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Contract Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Legal Malpractice

Languages

  • English

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2005
  • Arizona, 2004
  • Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2018

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association Litigation Section - Present
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel - Present
  • Arizona Bar Association - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sons of the American Legion Pat Tillman Post #117 Member , 2020 to Present

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Honors

  • CALI Excellence For The Future Award In Franchising
  • Named Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2014 and 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for Excellence in Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness, and Communication Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network

Classes / Seminars

  • Construction Law For Public Projects, Halfmoon Education, Inc., 05/05/2014 to 05/05/2014
  • Boundary Issues and Easement Law, National Business Institute, 10/13/2015 to 10/13/2015
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection, National Business Institute, 09/29/2020 to 09/29/2020
  • Legal Ethics of Technology Competence, National Business Institute, 11/19/2019 to 11/19/2019
  • Title Law: A to Z, National Business Institute, 11/16/2019 to 11/16/2019
  • Civil Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 08/16/2019 to 08/16/2019
  • Current Legal Ethics Challenges: What You Need to Know, National Business Institute, 05/08/2019 to 05/08/2019
  • Legal Ethics: Top Mistakes that Lead to Malpractice, National Business Institute, 12/26/2018 to 12/26/2018
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator, National Business Institute, 10/25/2018 to 10/25/2018
  • Buying and Selling a Business: Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 03/15/2017 to 03/15/2017
  • Nebraska Farm Business Contracts, Tax Strategy, Regulatory Changes and More, National Business Institute, 10/04/2016 to 10/04/2016
  • 5 Ethical Lesson I Wish I Learned Earlier, National Business Institute, 05/13/2022 to 05/13/2022
  • Legal Ethics: How to Effectively Guard Your Data, National Business Institute, 01/21/2020 to 01/21/2020
  • Litigating Civil Cases in Nebraska From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 12/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
  • Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide, National Business Institute, 08/27/2020 to 08/27/2020
  • The Mini MBA for Attorneys, National Business Institute, 07/14/2020 to 07/14/2020
  • Attorney Ethics: What NOT to Do on Social Media, National Business Institute, 07/31/2019 to 07/31/2019

Published Works

  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice: What You Don't Say Can Be Used Against You, Attorney At Law Magazine: Nebraska Edition, Vol 2 No. 2, 2013
  • Construction Law For Public Projects, HalfMoon Education Inc., May, 2014
  • Boundary Issues and Easement Law, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Current Legal Ethics Challenges: What You Need to Know, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Civil Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Title Law: A to Z, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Legal Ethics of Technology Competence, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Legal Ethics: Top Mistakes that Lead to Malpractice, National Business Institute, 2018
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator, National Business Institute, 2018
  • Buying and Selling a Business: Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Nebraska Farm Business Contracts, Tax Strategies, Regulatory Changes and More, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Attorney Ethics: What NOT to Do on Social Media, National Business Institute, 2019
  • 5 Ethical Lessons I Wish I Learned Earlier, National Business Institute, 2022
  • Legal Ethics: How to Effectively Guard Your Data, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Litigating Civil Cases in Nebraska From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2021
  • Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide, National Business Institute, 2020

Representative Clients

  • Land Owners
  • Small Businesses
  • Insureds
  • Individuals
  • Condemnees In Eminent Domain Actions

Representative Cases

  • Bank v. Mickels, 302 Neb. 1009, 926 N.W.2d 97, 2019, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Berg v. Weiss & Moy PC, 2020 WL 2086477, 2020, Az. App. , 2020 WL 2086477
  • Bucho–Gonzalez v. Life Time Fitness Inc., 2018 WL 1281599, 2018, Az. App. , 2018 WL 1281599
  • Fisher v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, 245 Ariz. 270, 427 P.3d 791, 2018, Az. App.
  • Harris v. Medics at Home, Inc., 2019 WL 6873112, 2019, Ne. App., 2019 WL 6873112
  • Hike v. State Department of Roads, 288 Neb. 60, 846 N.W.2d 205, 2014, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Hike v. State Department of Roads, 297 Neb. 212 , 2017, Ne. Supreme Court, 2017 WL 2990561
  • Kelly v. City of Omaha, Neb. , 813 F.3d 1070, 2016, 8th Cir., 2016 WL 660117
  • Main St Properties LLC v. City of Bellevue, 309 Neb. 738, 962 N.W.2d 333, 2021, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Pinnacle Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Papillion, 302 Neb. 297, 923 N.W.2d 372, 2019, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Pinnacle Peak Neurology, LLC v. Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC, 773 Fed.Appx. 910, 2019, 9th Cir. , 2019 WL 3235326
  • SBC v. Cutler, 23 Neb.App. 939. 879 N.W.2d 45, 2016, Ne. App.
  • Scotto v. Gorilla Ladder Company, 809 Fed.Appx. 430, 2020, 9th Cir. , 2020 WL 3265065
  • Seldin v. Estate of Silverman, 305 Neb. 185, 939 N.W.2d 768, 2020, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Seldin v. Seldin Development & Management Company LLC, 2020 WL 832891, 2020, Az. App. , 2020 WL 832891
  • Silverman as Trustee of Stanley C. Silverman Revocable Trust, dated August 26, 2006 v. Birdselll, 796 Fed.Appx. 935, 2020, 9th Cir. , 2020 WL 236777
  • 6224 Fontenelle Boulevard, L.L.C., v. Metropolitan Utilities District, 22 Neb. App. 872, 863 N.W.2d 823, 2015, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Armstrong v. Clarkson College , 297 Neb. 595, 901 N.W.2d 1, 2017, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Blankenbecler v. Rogers, 2015 WL 764108 , 2015, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Bruna v. Bradford & Coenen, LLC, 2014 WL 1365109, 2014, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Bruning v. City of Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals , 303 Neb. 146, 927 N.W.2d 366, 2019, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Bruning v. City of Omaha, Nebraska, 6 F.4th 821, 2021, 8th Cir., 2021 WL 3160480
  • Bruno v. Metropolitan Utilities District, 287 Neb. 551, 844 N.W.2d 50, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Bruno v. Sunglass Hut Trading Corp., 2008 WL 2277550, 2008, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Buck's Inc. v. City of Omaha, 22 Neb. App. 541, 857 N.W.2d 580, 2014, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Castellar Partners LLC v. AMP Limited , 291 Neb. 163, 864 N.W.2d 391 , 2015, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Cenovic v. Cenovic, 2010 WL 4237928, 2010, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Else v. La Russa , 2020 WL 398512, 2020, Az. App. , 2020 WL 398512
  • Farmington Woods Homeowners Ass'n v. Wolf, 284 Neb. 280, 817 N.W.2d 758, 2012, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Fast Ball Sports, LLC v. Metro. Entm't & Convention Auth. , 21 Neb. App. 1, 835 N.W.2d 782, 2013, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Ferer v. Aaron Ferer & Sons Co., 278 Neb. 282, 770 N.W.2d 608, 2009, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Ferer v. Aaron Ferer & Sons Co., 272 Neb. 770, 725 N.W.2d 168, 2006, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Ferer v. Aaron Ferer & Sons Co., 273 Neb. 701, 732 N.W.2d 667, 2007, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Ferer v. Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C., 272 Neb. 113, 718 N.W.2d 501, 2006, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Gillham v. Kennedy Dental Associates, 2009 WL 3161617, 2009, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • In re Estate of Muncillo, 280 Neb. 669, 789 N.W.2d 37, 2010, Ne. Supreme Court
  • KCI Restaurant Management LLC v. Holm Wright Hyde & Hays PLC, 236 Ariz. 485, 341 P.3d 1156, 2014, Az. Court of Appeals, Division 1
  • Lewis v. Vacanti, 2010 WL 2990037, 2010, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association, Inc. v. City of Omaha , 991 F.3d 880, 8th Cir., 2021 WL 952678
  • Moffett v. Key Associates, LLC, 2009 WL 3777664, 2009, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Noordam v. Noordam, 2008 WL 3541407, 2008, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Pres. the Sandhills, LLC v. Cherry Cty.,, 310 Neb. 184, 964 N.W.2d 721, 2021, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Rambo v. Sullivan R.E. Group, L.L.C., 2007 WL 2122172, 2007, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Sturzenegger v. Father Flanagan's Boy's Home, 276 Neb. 327, 754 N.W.2d 406 , 2008, Ne. Supreme Court
  • Vanlaningham v. Harmon , 2017 WL 495590, 2017, Ne. App., 2017 WL 495590
  • Vintage Motorcar Ltd. v. Vintage Motorcar, 2022 WL 2129074, 2022, Az. App. , 2022 WL 2129074
  • Vital Learning Corp. v. Talent Plus, Inc., 2005 WL 1719709, 2005, Ne. Court of Appeals
  • Waters at N. Hills, LLC v. Bexar Appraisal Dist., 2013 WL 5477244, 2013, Tex. App.

Litigation

  • 100%