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About Anne

Anne E. Winner is a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her career with Keating O’Gara includes more than 30 years focusing on workers’ compensation cases and nearly 20 years’ experience with judicial ethics matters. She has written and lectured extensively on these subjects for judges, lawyers, employers, vocational consultants and claims personnel.

Anne’s workers’ compensation practice involves advising employers and insurance clients from the outset of the claim; analyzing statutory compliance; assisting adjusters, nurse case managers, human resources and dispensary personnel with claims management and investigation; coordinating medical and vocational experts; providing strategies for litigation; and handling lawsuits from initial pleading through trial and appeal for national companies as well as Nebraska industries, small-town factories, family shops, farmers and agri-business employers, and injured employees.

Anne  has practiced in Nebraska state and federal courts at all levels of trial and appeal and before various administrative bodies. She has been rated “AV preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell legal peer review since 1995.

Anne  serves upon request as mediator to the parties of workers’ compensation lawsuits.

Education & Admissions


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1985 J.D.
    Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor, 1985
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981 B.A. English

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1985
  • S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1985
  • S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1999
Professional Associations
  • Association of Judicial Discipline Counsel, 1999 – Present – Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2005 – Present – Lifetime Fellow, 2010 – Fellow
  • Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission, 1998 – 2004 – Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 1985 – Present – Member
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Board of Directors, 1989 – 1997
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Chair, 1995
  • Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure, 1996 – 1998
Notable Achievements

“AV preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell legal peer review since 1995

Nebraska Air National Guard 1974-1985, honorable discharge E-5

Nebraska State Bar Foundation since 2005, Lifetime Fellow – 2010

Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission – 1998 to 2004

Chair, NSBA Workers’ Compensation Section Chair – 1995

Chair, NSBA Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure – 1996 to 1998

Chair, NSBA Civil Practice and Procedure Committee– 1997

Lincoln Bar Association Board of Trustees – 1993 to 1995

Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court Executive Committee – 1991 to 1995

Notable Cases

Judicial Discipline

  • In re Schatz, 287 Neb. 952, ____ N.W.2d ______ (2014)
  • In re Florom, 280 Neb. 192, 784 N.W.2d 897 (2010)
  • In re Marcuzzo, 278 Neb. 331, 770 N.W.2d 591 (2009)
  • In re Lindner, 271 Neb. 323, 710 N.W.2d 866 (2006)
  • In re White, 264 Neb. 740, 651 N.W.2d (2002)
  • In re Krepela, 262 Neb. 85, 628 N.W.2d 262 (2001)

Workers’ Compensation

  • Davis v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 269 Neb. 683, 770 N.W.2d 652 (2005)(upheld low earning power rating)
  • Smith v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 10 Neb. App. 666, 636 N.W.2d 884 (2004)( accident during treatment)
  • Harmon v. Irby Construction Co., 258 Neb. 420, 603 N.W.2d 813 (1999)(effect of relocation, attorney fees)
  • McBee v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 255 Neb. 903, 587 N.W.2d 687 (1999)( no duty of employer to investigate compensability, upheld withholding benefits before proof of causation)
  • Jorn v. Pigs Unlimited, Inc. 587, 255 Neb. 876, N.W.2d 558 (1998)(occupational disease)
  • Crouch v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 255 Neb. 188, 582 N.W.2d 356 (1998)( repetitive trauma disabilities)
  • Svehla v. Beverly Enterprises, 5 Neb. App. 765, 567 N.W.2d 582 (1997)(upheld dismissal of fall resulting in death, idiopathic cause, positional risk)
  • Alley v. Titterington, 233 Neb.71, 443 N.W.2d 615 (1989)( dismissal of back injury)


  • Barrett v. Rhodia, 606 F.3d 975 (8th Cir. 2010)(aff’d summary judgment for defense products liability toxic exposure)
  • Kruid v. Farm Bureau, 17 Neb. App. 687, 770 N.W.2d 652 (2009)(statutory employer)
  • Struve Enterprises v. Travelers Inc. Co., 243 Neb. 516, 500 N.W2d 580 (1993)(policy lapsed, failure to pay premium)
  • O’Toole v. Brown, 228 Neb. 321, 422 N.W.2d 350 (1988)(insurance restrictive endorsement unambiguous)



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